Summer handbags are meant to be festive, bright, and vacation-worthy, but do you really want to spend thousands of dollars on a bag you'll probably wear to death throughout the sand, ocean water, and sweaty heat that is summer? I don't think so. I'm a huge fan of secret affordable finds, which is why I decided to dig up the coolest summer handbag trends summer has to offer for under $150.
That's right—you don't have to be late on rent this month just to afford a handbag in this roundup. Instead, we've turned to the affordable fashion go-tos, including Zara, Urban Outfitters, and even Amazon to inform the chicest (and most monetarily practical) handbag purchases of the season. Ready to see what we found?
Clear plastic carryalls are the handbag trend we can't stop talking about. Use one as an Instagram prop or to prove to the world that you've got nothing to hide.
Weave the Rainbow
Straw handbags made a huge splash last summer, but the 2018 version of the straw bag is one with as many colors woven into it as possible. Adding one of these to your wardrobe will make you want a vacation ASAP.
Fanny packs are definitely still a thing, and this summer, we're loving ones with sports logos plastered all over them. Pro tip: Sling the pack crossbody for a cool-girl take on the trend.
You know what they say—the cuter the bead, the better the summer. Okay, maybe they don't say that, but I certainly do. Tiny beads in festive colors are the only thing I want to have in my hand this season.
Make It Mesh
Summer should be filled with trips to the beach, pool, park, and more for which you will need to bring many miscellaneous items. Why not do it in style with a chic mesh shopper? Coming in a range of patterns and colors, the best way to tote around your summer essentials is without a doubt in this bag.
Nothing But Net
Net fisherman bags have definitely peaked in 2018 with versions more elevated, statement-making, and attention-grabbing than ever before. But in case you're still in need of the classic style that costs literally $1, we shopped that out for you as well.
More handbag trends? We thought you'd never ask. Check out the It handbags of summer 2018.