Beauty & Fashion

8 spring bags to elevate your look

I’ve always been a believer in the power of accessories to make an outfit look and feel complete. And that goes double for handbags. Not only are the best bags functional, but they’re “front and center” in giving your look a finishing touch. Spring and summer clothes call for visually lighter accessories, so I’ve rounded up some stylish spring bags to inspire you…

Spring bags to elevate your look

Look for bags in lighter colors, and with some texture to add visual interest. While I’ve shown mostly neutrals below, you can always opt for a pop of color if your clothing is neutral. Don’t worry about matching your shoes and bags; mixing it up has a more relaxed and modern feel.

Tote bags

(Here’s a similar cardigan that’s more budget-friendly, and available in several colors in Misses, Petite, Plus and Plus Petite sizes.)

This raffia tote with sequin trim from Vanessa Bruno adds a little bit of French flair and nonchalance to a simple look. I bought this one last year, but it’s still available here (yes, they do ship to the US). I carried this bag quite a bit last summer, and received compliments on it every time.

Susan B. stands on sidewalk, wearing a green cardigan, off-white tee, blue jeans, green bracelets, carries a raffia spring bag.

👉 And here’s a slightly smaller raffia tote with a similar look from MZ Wallace.

MZ Wallace Small Metro Tote Deluxe

If you prefer a fabric bag, this quilted tote is available in several colors, has great interior organization, and is very lightweight.

Paris Milano crochet tote beach bag
Lands' End canvas 5 pocket tote.

Lands’ End Canvas 5-pocket tote

This perennial favorite comes in a rainbow of colors, and you can choose between zip or open top, and long or short handles.

Personalize it with your initials, or something cheeky!

I mostly use pouches in my totes to help stay organized, but have also found that lightweight purse and bag organizers like this one can work well too.

Shoulder and crossbody bags

Madewell straw crossbody sling

This cute and functional sling bag adds a nice bit of natural texture to any outfit. The adjustable strap and bottom are leather. This little bag has one interior pocket, and holds more than you might think!

There’s also a large tote, and small shopper (with an optional crossbody strap) in the same finishes.

Madewell straw and leather sling/crossbody bag.
J.Crew Edie canvas bag with leather trim.

J.Crew Edie canvas bag

If your style is more classic, or you just prefer a more structured bag, this style garners great reviews, and is a best-seller.

Quince Italian Leather Handwoven Crossbody Clutch

Need something for a special occasion? This good-looking bag exudes classic Italian style, at a very reasonable price. It can be carried in hand or worn on the shoulder. Also available in black and dark brown.

You’ll keep and wear this one for YEARS.

Quince woven leather convertible clutch bag.
Susan B. shares side view of Lo & Sons Aoyama crossbody bag, also wearing a red sweater, brown bead necklace and blue jeans.

Lo & Sons Aoyama bag

And of course, this Aoyama bag from Lo & Sons, which I’ve been using almost daily. Lightweight, with excellent interior organization, and it can convert from a crossbody, to a shoulder bag, to a hand carry style. I love mine and will definitely pack it for my next trip!

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