We’ve picked the styles that look way more expensive than their high street price tag – be prepared to want to shop them in three, two, one…
Finally, the Great British summer is here and this means one thing; no, not Pimms (although, it’s always welcome) we mean summer outfits.
Hot weather may mean less clothes, but there’s still lots to consider when it comes to piecing the perfect (read: coolest) looks together. There’s the dresses that’ll see you through every sticky commute situation – including linen – along with must-have white denim and then there’s this season’s trends to think about.
Be it Nineties style tie-dye or neon one thing is for sure; you won’t have to worry about your summer arm-candy. We’ve found the best summer bags that not only tick off key styles like beaded, raffia and netted – they’re also all under £30.
Mango croc-effect mini bag
Look to Mango for the chicest bag that you can hold, wear cross-body or as a belt bag – it’s basically a three for one buy if you ask us.
Topshop pink snake grab bag
The knot handle, python print and sleek shape make this bag look more high end than high street.
Round of applause for creating the best wedding guest bag, Topshop.
Zara beaded mini cross-body bag
It may look like a vintage treasure, but this beaded beauty is from Zara. The retro tortoiseshell clasp, embellishment and chic gold chain handle makes it look way more expensive than it is.
You’ll want to wear it to every occasion from weddings and christenings to boujee brunches.
Stradivarius raffia-effect bag
A raffia bag is the summer equivalent to a winter coat; it’s basically an essential.
Not only will it look chic on the beach, it’s also the perfect size for storing suncream, sunglasses, spare flip flops – basically everything you’ll need.
Skinnydip tourist basket bag
Talking of basket bags and holidays, here’s another one to eye up.
The ‘tourist’ slogan style is just asking to be taken to the beach and worn with linen dresses and dad sandals.
New Look yellow beaded shopper bag
If you’re all about a super-size shopper then we’ve got the one for you. Big, bright and a a complete bargain – it’s all about this yellow, beaded style from New Look.
£25.99, New Look
H&M mesh netted bag
A netted bag is something every fashion person has attached to their arm all summer long.
This one has a handy zip bag inside so you won’t risk losing a tampon or chewing gum packet on the way.
Zara animal print baguette bag
The Nineties called and they want their favourite bag back. Trouble is, we’re not prepared to part with it.
It’s all about the longer style shoulder bag that gives us serious Kate Moss circa 1999 vibes.
Nasty Gal mini beaded handbag
Beaded bags were big news last season and they’re still not going anywhere. If you want to try out the trend without splurging all the cash then we’ve found “the one”.
Wear it with anything from white jeans and a racer vest to a printed maxi dresses.
£17, Nasty Gal
V by Very Jace straw pom pom beach bag
We’ll finish our edit with yet another (amazing) straw bag. This time it’s all about the pom pom finish.
Top tip: Tie a scarf around the handle and when you’re on the beach you can take it off and use it as a hair tie.
£25, V by Very
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