Whether I’m ready for it or not, it’s already starting to morph from spring to summer here in Georgia! It was literally 90 degrees yesterday and I was already aggressively sweating. I AM kind of excited for the warmer temps though because of all the cute accessories that are starting to show up in stores. In this post, I’m going to share 14 Spring and Summer Handbags You Need Under $50!
The great part about this post is that a lot of the trends from last year are still popular this year! I’m very excited because it means I can still use a lot of my previous purchases. I LOVE accessories more than any other clothing item. Specifically, I love shoes and handbags! The inspiration for this post came from Target recommending some of their new items to me. The only problem is that now I want them all!
14 Spring and Summer Handbags You Need Under $50
1. Bamboo Ark Bag:
This bag is a dupe of the classic Cult Gaia Bags that were mega-popular a few years back! Their influence has lasted this long and I’m so happy it has. This one looks very expensive even though it’s not and gives off a very sophisticated vibe! I also love the fact that it’s a little see through so you can put a smaller patterned bag inside and mix it up a bit. There’s also an acrylic ark bag in tortoiseshell that I ADORE which you can find (here).
2. Rattan Mini Crossbody Bag:
This bag is one that I was so excited to discover! I love rattan bags so much and this one is no exception. I found this chic little crossbody bag at Target and it’s one you’ll always want to use! The gold strap detail adds a bit of an upscale edge to it and the black closure allows for a more demure vibe. Perfect for a dinner out with friends!
3. Straw Tote Bag:
If you know me, you know that I LOVE pink! It’s my favorite color for almost everything, but with clothes and accessories I prefer a more muted tone. This straw tote bag is the perfect way for me to get two things I love in one! My favorite part of this bag is the design. I like the curved upper edge of the tote and the fact that is has nice orange wooden handles!
4. Woven Tote Bag:
I actually have a bag exactly like this! It’s only a little bit more pale and I have a post that I’m working on where I’m wearing it. This bag is one that I found on Forever 21 and it was surprisingly CHEAPER than the one I purchased from Amazon! This woven tote bag is under $20 and is the perfect summer bag. It’s perfect for the beach, pool, or brunch with friends!
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5. Patterned Round Rattan Bag:
If you’ve seen the classic rattan bags, you know they are all the rage! I love just a basic round rattan bag, but wanted to give you guys a more unique take in this post! I adore the patten this bag has and think it really sets it apart from typical rattan bags. The lighter shade of the material mixed with the unique design create a gorgeous purse for you to wear during the warmer months!
6. Straw Beaded Tote Bag:
I personally am a huge fan of yellow. In the summertime it looks amazing with my skin and I think yellow just really creates the perfect summer vibe for any look! When I saw this bag at Target I honestly swooned over it. It is so well made and looks EXPENSIVE even though it’s under $35!! The handle is also a really unique style that I haven’t seen before.
7. Beaded Mini Satchel Handbag:
Can you talk about gorgeous??? As you can see from the multiple beaded bags I have on this list, I am LIVING for them!! The one below just gives me very strong Aztec vibes which I think bring a very ethereal element to any outfit! This one would be super fun for music festivals, but also would be great if just hanging out at a restaurant. I also think that the colors used are very unique and work well together.
8. Straw Clutch Bag:
Even though this bag is subtle, it is one of my favorites on this list! I feel like I’m always searching for the PERFECT clutch that can work for many occasions. Whether you’re attending a summer wedding, an outdoor barbecue with friends, or are just heading to the pier for lunch, this bag is perfect! It’ll hold everything that you need it to as well as look fashionable and fun. Plus, it matches literally everything!
9. Woven Circle Crossbody Bag:
This bag reminds me of the 1970’s in the best way. Can’t you just picture a style savvy woman throwing this on over a pair of bellbottoms? I think this modern interpretation is very classic. You can wear this purse no matter where you’re going or what you’re doing! Not only does it have a fun cutout that gives you some handles to hold, it also has a crossbody strap for if you’re traipsing around the city.
10. Floral Print Half Moon Tote:
This. Bag. Is. So. Freaking. CUTE!! I’ve had it in my cart waiting for it to go on sale since I first discovered it. As I mentioned above, I love the color pink. Especially when it’s a muted tone like the purse below! My two favorite parts of this bag are the fringe all around the edge of it as well as the floral pattern. Although this is more of a statement piece, I think this is something your closet NEEDS!
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11. Bamboo Handle Bag:
This is another bag that I have and I AM OBSESSED WITH IT! It’s another bag that has been popular for a couple summers now, but it’s one that I think you should definitely have in your wardrobe. Not only does it have a fun circle design, it also has a bamboo flap (to keep things from falling out) as well as a unique bamboo handle/strap!
12. Mini Tote Bag with Pouch:
Mini tote bags are such fun bags to have in your closet! I particularly love them because if I still want to use a cute handbag, but don’t want to lug around a tote, these are perfect! I’ve also really been into beige/light tan lately and love how this has a beige/clear outer bag and a cute linen striped pouch on the inside! It also comes with a crossbody strap so it’s easier to wear.
13. Straw Box Clutch:
I wanted to offer a more upscale clutch in this post too! I decided to keep with the more natural vibe of most of these bags and I ended up finding this really nice straw box clutch! It has a very nice snap closure so nothing will end up spilling out, and a really lovely design! This would be perfect if attending a beach wedding or a friend’s outdoor party.
14. Transparent Tote Bag:
Okay you caught me, I didn’t add this bag in the main featured image. It just already looked so good and I couldn’t fit it! That said, I still wanted to give you fourteen bags that I loved so here is this gorgeous last handbag! I found this stunning clear vinyl tote bag at Walmart and it was only $14. You know what’s even better? It’s now on sale for ONLY $12.99!! They also have a bunch of other patterns/colors that you can shop (here).
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and that you’ve found some cute new handbags for the spring and summer! I had a ton of fun rounding up 14 Spring and Summer Handbags You Need Under $50. I try to keep my posts as affordable as possible, but if you want more expensive items listed, let me know in the comments below! If you decide to buy any of these bags, be sure to tag me on social media so I can see how you’ve styled them.
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Natalie Redman says
Love these choices!
Thank you! So glad that you do!