These Are the Best Evening Bags for Summer

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’Tis the season of celebration. With the warmer weather, longer days, and relaxing time in the sun comes an influx of additions to our social calendars from weddings to garden parties and everything in between. While you’re busy securing an arsenal of floral dresses, heeled sandals, and printed silk skirts, it’s easy to forget about your handbag. Leave your beloved black leather tote at home, and spend the next few months favoring brighter colors, whimsical patterns, and structured shapes that will make even the most basic of little white dresses seem like a full-blown runway-ready look. Ah, the power of a great accessory.

While we love our daytime beach totes, it’s the evening bags for summer that we’re most concerned with, as a night out this season deserves to be celebrated in the chicest way possible. We’ve shopped everything from Zara to Gucci, rounding up our favorites at every price point. You’ve spent so much time meticulously crafting your after-hours outfits, but now it’s time to shop our favorites handbags of the moment below.

Though perfect for a summertime party, these bags will look equally awesome with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to go shopping.