For spring and summer I'm all about that relaxed, effortless look, so it's no surprise that the same goes for handbags! (the slouchier the better!) Also, pastels are on trend right now, so it's great to be able to incorporate some fun seasonal colours into your wardrobe with bags. I've listed some of my favourites below!
Valentino Fringed Tote- $2,995 USD
I can't help but love a good fringe bag! Fringe is very on trend and gives the "effortless bohemian" look. The subtle touches of fringe on this tote makes it a practical choice, but also gives off a fun and playful vibe.
2. Chanel Deauville Tote- contact your local Chanel boutique for pricing
I love this bag because it is so different from all the typical Chanel bags everyone has seen before, yet it still has some signature Chanel touches, such as the gorgeous leather woven chain. It is a great casual/everyday tote for those who appreciate functionality as well as the class and quality that come with a Chanel handbag.
3. Nancy Gonzalez Small Two-Pocket Crocodile Backpack- $3,200 USD
Although not technically a handbag, backpacks have been on the rise for years now, and are becoming increasingly popular among celebrities and fashion icons. The crocodile exterior keeps this bag classy, while the subdued pink colour adds to it's fun factor yet prevents it from being "in your face".
4. Bottega Veneta Large Intrecciato Hobo- $2,850 USD
Dear Bottega Veneta: if you would like to gift me one of these I'd be really happy. P.S. I'm not picky on colour... This bag is my current obsession! In my opinion, it is the epitome of the perfect spring bag, with its slouchy hobo shape and many pastel colours to choose from!
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs New Q Quilted Karlie Crossbody- $258 USD
This cute Marc by Marc Jacobs crossbody is a great way to get in on the spring handbag trend while still keeping it affordable! I personally love the quilting and the chain, and I think the size and price make it a great purchase for all ages.
6. Valentino Rockstud Camera Bag- $1,395 USD
I always tend to look past camera style bags, but this one definitely made me take a second look! I love the classic Valentino rockstud detailing, but also the cute pop of colour. I think this would make a good vacation bag, as it is small and compact for when you only need the essentials.
7. Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Fringe Satchel Bag- $1,795 USD
Another fringe pick! I love this twist on the classic PS1 handbag. It makes it fun and youthful, and goes perfectly with the rest of the bags details.
8. Celine Lambskin Small Trio Crossbody- contact your local Celine boutique for pricing, Holt Renfrew $1,050.00 CAD
This crossbody is a new favourite of mine. It is so versatile, with its ability to transform into a clutch, whilst looking polished and chic. This is a great purchase for anyone who is looking for a simple, casual bag.
9. Stella McCartney Falabella Faux Brushed-Leather Shoulder Bag- $1,195 USD
This handbag is a great choice for those who want a high-end bag, but do not want real leather. The leather on this bag looks chic, and not the least bit tacky! I am a fan of the gorgeous mint colour, as well as the edgy chain detailing!
10. Michael Kors Miranda Tote- $1,091
I love every aspect of this tote, from the shape to the minimalistic hardware to the functionality. The pink colour is the perfect way to add spring pastels into any look. I think this tote would make a great purchase for anyone looking for a fun and easy handbag.