Summer is finally here! After barely making it through the rain, wind and cold weather, it's about time we can enjoy the sunshine - hallelujah! The warm weather brings forth a new wardrobe filled with t-shirts, shorts, airy blouses and short skirts - and it's safe to say we're glad to put away our parkas and jumpers until next season. With summer clothing comes summer accessories, the most exciting part for us here at Bagista. Hefty black handbags and accessories depicted in dark colour palettes can officially be put at the back of our closets to make room for new, colourful handbags ideal for this glorious season. If you're struggling to find some to suit your summer aesthetic, we're here to help. Check out a few of our personal favourites that might inspire you to get shopping below:
Chanel Chevron Flap
This rosy, beige Chanel Chevron Flap bag is definite warm welcome to summer, pardon the pun. Not only is a Chanel bag a worthy investment piece, but this little gem is also not your typical Chanel. We all know the Classic Flaps, but this chevron piece is unique, original and just as timeless. A stunning bag that will look fantastic with any summer outfit, the Chevron Flap is a true must-have. An ideal companion for lunches on patios, grabbing iced coffees or sorbets with your girlfriends, or even just nonchalant walks in the park to bask in the sunshine, this bag is beautiful and easy to wear. Carry all your mini essentials inside the single compartment while carefully draping the Chevron Flap across your body, allowing you to go about your day handsfree. Exuding timeless elegance, modern femininity and embodying the notion of "the perfect mini bag" to a T, we like to imagine this piece with a white summer dress, or distressed jean shorts and a basic tee.
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Dior Tricolour Diorissimo
Calling all women with major loves for colour and flamboyance! Though this classic Dior handbag depicts three colours of red, pale blue and baby pink, this bag is a prime example of an understated statement. The Diorissimo is a signature piece from Dior, hence why it will never go out of style and will remain in your wardrobe forever. It's always fun to see classic pieces with a slight twist. The unique colour palette is refreshing and truly embodies the bright, summer aesthetic we've all been missing. The Diorissimo is the perfect option for women who need more than just a small cross body. If you're the kind of individual with a lot to carry despite the heat, then this bag is for you. Available with a removable shoulder strap, you can easily throw this bag over your shoulder and go about your day. Timeless, elegant and perfect for any woman who isn't afraid to wear lots of colour, the Diorissimo would suit any monochrome outfit as well as a look that features the colours displayed on the bag. A well worthy investment and addition to any luxury handbag collection, this bag truly embodies the summer season.
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Saint Laurent Nano Sac de Jour
For all the It-Girls who want a summer bag that possesses major cool-factor - look no further. The Nano Sac de Jour is not only the most iconic handbag from Saint Laurent, but is your ultimate go-to summer bag for any occasion. The beige hue is the perfect colour to pair with pretty much anything you may have in your wardrobe. Regardless if you're a woman who likes to stick to her whites, blacks and greys or if you're the kind of woman who's closet resembles a rainbow or a skittles packet, this bag is for you. The SDJ is the perfect balance between classic and contemporary, traditional and innovative, and feminine and masculine. With its structured silhouette and simple appearance, the SDJ is pretty as well as edgy. Go about your day handsfree by draping this little munchkin across your body while safely carrying all your summer essentials inside (yes, you can fit a tiny sunscreen bottle in there). It's a bag that you don't need to think too much about - it's small enough to carry everything you need, but you won't even know it's there despite it being the perfect compliment to your look. From ice cream dates to cocktail dates, the SDJ is the ideal companion to take you from day to night. Simple, sleek and sophisticated with a youthful, modern edge, this Sac de Jour is a well-worthy investment piece that you won't regret purchasing.
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Yes! Mustard yellow! To say we're obsessed with this colour is an understatement. Mustard yellow is THE hue for summer - and with good reason, as yellow is literally the colour of sunshine. The Chloé Drew is not only one of the most coveted bags of the decade, but it is also a Chloé classic. A bag that will never go out of style, this timeless piece is a prime example of "if you know, you know." Chloé is an understated brand that never fails to produce discreet handbags with instantly recognizable silhouettes that don't display any prominent logos or branding. A summery, chic bag that is the perfect compliment to any airy outfit, Chloé always exudes major summer vibes. Their boho-chic aesthetic that consists of effortless, flowing garments embodies the summer season to a T. Feminine, elegant and ideal for the modern woman, this Drew is no exception to the classic Chloé look. Its obvious that the gorgeous colour displayed on this bag is everything, but the Drew balances fashion as well as function. Hold all your small summer essentials inside the singular compartment while going about your day handsfree by draining the chain strap across your body. Pair this Drew with any monochrome outfit to emphasize the romantic colour, which also looks amazing with royal blue. From summer dresses, to loose jumpsuits, to basic tees and daisy dukes, the Drew is the perfect compliment to any outfit from day to night. Effortlessly chic, youthful, summery, the Chloé Drew is a true must-have.
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By: Isabel de Carteret