24 Summer Bags That Will Level Up Your Warm-Weather Outfits

We've said it countless times, but it still bears repeating: Accessories, such as sunglasses, jewelry, shoes, and bags, have the power to take an outfit from zero to 100 in mere seconds, effortlessly. That's right. Swiftly and easily, it's possible to jazz up a look with a cool pair of thick-framed aviators or add an enchanting pop of color to a simple, neutral outfit with a bright-hued purse. That being said, summer is just about the best time to freshen up your stock of accouterments, when the season's juiciest colors are on full display.

As you tackle the seasonal accessory refresh, we thought we'd help out a bit by highlighting all the best summer bags we've been itching to add to our own personal collection. These handbags are not only favorites of fashion girls around the globe, but they're also useful sartorial shortcuts to leveling up an outfit in two seconds flat. From tiny and colorful hands-free styles to rattan and straw warm-weather essentials, read on to see our handbag MVPs of the summer.

When the mercury rises, I'm quick to snatch up a textured bag. This one features a vibrant woven material that would pair perfectly with a breezy eyelet dress.

The inclusion of raffia really adds to the summer vibe.

Brandon Blackwood is a designer you'll want to get acquainted with really soon. His bright bags frequently sell out, and judging from this mini wonder, it's not hard to see why.

A juicy shade of orange to make all of your denim outfits pop.

This really looks so expensive.

You already know a list of our favorite bags has got to include BY FAR.

If you're hesitant to embrace saturated color, might we suggest dabbling into pale yellow?

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@emiliamuss

Take a styling cue from Emilia Muss and wear it as a companion to your favorite shoulder bag. Double the pleasure, double the fun.

This color just satisfies my eyes in every way.

Summer is also prime time to take a break from leather to try out other materials like nylon.

Neous bags are always geometrically intriguing and fun.

The draped fringe can really add dimension to any look.

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@mariaalia

 The net overlay is a (welcomed) unexpected detail.

If you don't mind editing your possessions, this mini bag aptly called the Pencil is a cool addition to your bag collection. 

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@oliviafaeh

A cult favorite, this bag continuously sells out, even during the winter months. Luckily, we found a few in stock, so here's your chance to scoop this up.

Coperni's Swipe Bag has steadily appeared on my timeline, prompting me to believe it's next up in the cycle of trendy bags.

Paco Rabanne's famous space-age purses get a resort-y update.

No one's doing the handbag game quite like Bottega Veneta right now, and this bright-lilac purse is just one of the captivating styles we've seen come out of the Italian house as of late.

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@babba

A friend recently put me on to this brand, and I'm seriously thinking about buying one of its bags for summer.

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