Hello SOTGC community,
With summer just around the corner, fabrics are getting lighter, colors are getting brighter, and our winter layers are being shed. As with our clothing and our shoes, we don’t want to have bulky fabrics or designs, we want to have light and airy silhouettes, and, most of all, comfort. Summer brings beautiful weather, but it also can bring blistering heat, heavy humidity, and sticky rainstorms.
In order to combat the cons of summertime, we seek comfort and design in our fashion. There is more frequent travel and a greater need for convenience and utility. If you are a devout fashionista (like most women are) then you don’t mind sacrificing personal comfort in the name of fashion, but even the greatest fashionistas don’t want to deal with blisters on their feet, constricting clothing, and heavy bulky bags.
I often forget that handbags can also have an effect on comfort during the summer. It may seem like a minor detail, but have you ever carried an oversized black leather shoulder bag in the middle of July? It’s absolute torture! Your shoulder starts to sweat, the straps dig into your skin, and the bag begins to feel like it weighs 100 pounds! I have learned many lessons because of my several mistakes with carrying bulky and unnecessary handbags. It is always better to carry a small clutch, backpack, or cross body for your summer adventures. AND it is possible to find cute, stylish versions to go with any of your summer outfits!
Check out my picks below for summer clutches and cross bodies! All of these styles can be found on www.shopbop.com!
Rebecca Minkoff – Marlow Cross Body Bag $185.50: This bag combines great color with great design. It is visual and extremely convenient. Its design allows it to be a stand out piece all on its own! Just pair it with a cute pair of shorts and a white top and you are ready to go!
Star Mela – Mila Embellished Purse $51: The bright colors and embroidery of this bag are to die for! They send off strong summer vibes and will be a great bag for going out on those summer nights! It’s casual yet eye catching.
Kate Spade – New York Holly Street Remi Clutch $198: This clutch adds a feminine and sophisticated touch to your outfit with its bright pink color and bow detail. It will go great with any summer dress or even with a pair of jeans and a floral tank!
Linea Pelle – Grayson Bar Bag $265: With its neutral color, this cross body will match with every outfit! The gold hardware detail provides an edgy look and allows it to easily go from day to night.
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Bankers Clutch $285: This clutch is slightly larger in size than normal clutches and can be worn either as a clutch or a shoulder bag. The tie-dye pattern is chic and great for the warmer weather. It can be worn dressed up and dressed down.
Fashion is all about inspiration and self expression. Continue the creation of individuality by sharing this post with all of your fashionistas!
“Do any of these Clutches and Cross Bodys suit your fancy? If so, make sure to share this post with your fellow Fashionistas so they can get in on the handbag action too! Enjoy your summer with convenience and ease, say no to those bulky bags!”