This summer’s hero handbag is beige canvas; everything from totes to cross-body styles and even belt-bags.
It works with everything in your current wardrobe; from classic, roomy summer tailoring to on-trend utility and beige pieces and it’s more affordable than leather too. Introducing the new it-bag of the summer; the canvas bag.
An update from last summer’s raffia accessories trend the canvas bag is your new must have handbag style.
While the bag shape can be anything from roomy and oversized, to super petite there are two key elements to remember; firstly, look for neutral shades of cream and beige and secondly the fabric must be canvas.
Here’s our edit of the best styles available to buy right now.
Loewe Cushion Tote in Light Oat
Another cult accessory from Loewe comes in immaculate cream canvas in time for summer. Wear it with everything from jeans and converse, to utility pieces or a chic tonal beige look.
Stella McCartney canvas logo bucket bag
Stella McCartney’s summer monogram collection makes canvas feel totally contemporary. This bucket bag is the perfect everyday style; small enough to wear cross-body but big enough for all of your essentials.
Arket Heavy Canvas Tote
An upgrade on the cotton tote, Arket’s heavy duty canvas bags will satisfy all of your commuting and weekend needs while ensuring you are still firmly on trend.
Burberry Sonny canvas belt bag
Belt bags are going nowhere but aren’t for the faint-hearted. A canvas style adds an element of low-key polish to a blazer and jeans when leather feels a little too heavy.
Gant beach bag
Gant’s upscale, sporty take on the beach bag makes us want to use it for everything from the gym to picnics in the park.
JW ANDERSON Lock leather-trimmed canvas tote
A tan leather trim qualifies a canvas bag work appropriate; wear this style with wide leg beige trousers, an oversized cotton shirt and aviators for an effortless day-to-night look.
Claudie Pierlot Achille large canvas tote
Delicate black piping and a subtle logo make this bag versatile enough to wear with anything from a chic black dress for the office to jeans and a blouse for the weekend and even shorts, a t-shirt and sandals for the beach.
The Row Park small canvas tote
This subtle beige style from The Row will work best with your favourite minimal summer pieces; from roomy cotton midi-dresses to longline tailoring and backless leather loafers.
Jil Sander Flat Shopper
This shopper from Jil Sander will negate the need for your secondary cotton tote bag altogether. Wear it with black trousers, an oversized white shirt, tan leather sandals and statement sunglasses all summer long.
Opening image: courtesy of Loewe
Product images: courtesy of individual brands