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5 Summer Bags to Take on Holiday

by Keith Hanshaw on August 10, 2021

As we enter the warmer months, we tend to adapt our wardrobes accordingly. Accessories are an essential part of any outfit so they should also change with the seasons. As you begin wearing light and breezy materials, it is a good idea to swap your trusty winter tote bag for a more suitable summer bag. You want a bag that isn’t going to weigh down or detract from your summery outfits but complement them. But which holiday bags are in demand this summer?

We have put together the latest bag trends so that you are prepared for summer in 2021. Whether you are looking for a summer backpack or something more formal, as long as you follow these 5 fashion trends, you are sure to look well put together this summer.


1. Basket Bags

Traditionally used as a beach accessory, straw as a material has seen a huge surge in popularity this year. A woven bag is an absolute must-have this summer, whether you opt for straw, jute, or wicker, you don’t want to miss out on this bohemian accessory. Looking for something a little longer lasting? Try a basket bag with leather trims which will create a stronger and sturdier frame making it easier to withstand everyday wear and tear. If you’re looking for something slightly more stand out, choose a style that incorporates bright colours or eye-catching patterns.


2. Oversized Bags

Do you struggle to pack light for any occasion? You’re in luck because oversized bags are in fashion this summer. Perfect for comfortably holding everything you need for a day trip to the seaside or theme park, oversized bags are both practical and stylish. Oversized bags also make great airport bags because you can fit in all your important documents, favourite books, electronics, travel pillow, and snacks with plenty of room.

The classic tote bag displayed above is worn by @nikahuk

Look at this beautiful landscape tote modelled by @eriraimondi


3. Colourful Shoulder Bags

One of the easiest ways to appear more summery is with the use of colour. Boldly coloured accessories are a great way to brighten up any outfit without stepping too far out of your comfort zone. Think fuchsia, mustard yellow, tangerine orange, mint green, and any other vibrant colour you like. Small shoulder bags are also looking hot this summer so why not combine the two trends? Colourful shoulder bags are a great way to add a splash of colour to any simplistic, dark, or neutral outfit. If you find that a bag like this is a bit too out there for you, try a shoulder bag that incorporates both neutral and bright colours.


4. Crossbody Bags

Crossbody straps are great for summer bags due to their convenient carrying method. This type of bag leaves your hands free for other things like holding a drink whilst socialising or holding the hand of your little one when you’re on the go. With so many styles and sizes to choose from, consider what items you typically want to carry in the bag. If you only intend on storing your keys, phone, and some loose change, you might look for a miniature crossbody whereas it might be a good idea to look for a bigger bag if you want it to hold your tablet, purse, or compact umbrella. Finally, you need to think about style; from straw half-moon bags to more classic leather bags, the decision is completely up to you!

Check out this festival style satchel, pictured with @lovelaceandlaura

 Above, @themissmiles is pictured with a classic crossbody bag


5. Turtle Bags

Initially designed to replace plastic shoppers, this eco-friendly mesh-style shopping bag is well on its way to becoming one of the trendiest carrier options this summer. The open-loop structure of this bag means that it is able to stretch to hold bigger capacities or fold away in your handbag until required during a shopping trip. From original turtle bags to more luxurious, leather adaptations, you are sure to look fashionable with the addition of one of these bags to your summer wardrobe.

So now you’ve got to grips with the latest summer accessory trends for this year, you can choose the best summer bag for you and your needs. If you require further information or advice as to what type of bag you should buy next, please get in touch. The team here at The Leather Satchel Co. will be more than happy to provide you with honest and unbiased recommendations to ensure you receive the best product for you!