Carry the Rainbow: The Best Colourful Bags for Summer
From lime green to bubblegum pink, this season is all about colour! Discover the colourful arm candy that’ll boost your serotonin levels just in time for summer.
As the weather taunts us with its annual spring tease flipping between glorious sunshine-filled days and dreary cloudy episodes, the hunt for summer staples has officially begun. And as for your first investment? A colourful bag, the perfect accompaniment to those pending sunny days.
Fortune favours the bold, particular when it comes to accessory choices, so don’t be afraid to take a risk by introducing a new colour into your style rotation. And this season’s colour palette is as bright and cheery as they come. Whether it’s a clutch the colour of ice-cold rose, or a tote tinted in aquatic blue, read on to discover the best colourful bags bound to boost your mood this season.
Into the Blue
From cobalt or turquoise, you’ll find every shade of blue in this summer’s colour palette. A versatile shade that’s perhaps a little less scary than some of the brighter options, blue makes for the perfect tentative toe tip into the colourful bag trend. For a day in the city, Liberty’s Little Ditsy Small Betsy Camera Bag,£245, is a petite but practical piece ideal for exploring, or opt for something more multipurpose like Danse Lente’s Lake Weave Leather Handbag, £485, which works for both day and night dressing, particularly when you’re on holiday.
Pretty in Pink
Neon, coral, magenta: pink is undergoing something of a fashion resurgence this summer, and we are here for it. But the trend needn’t feel saccharine or overtly girly. With its ombre finish, Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Mini Puzzle Leather Shoulder Bag, £1750, is a fun and artful alternative to a standard clutch bag or look to Platinum One Tote Bag by Bao Bao Issey Miyake, £930, to dress up an outfit with a flash of metallic.
The Green Light
As one of the most calming hues on the spectrum, green can be styled with ease. A bright spring green accessory, like Paloma Wool’s Lucio Knitted Handbag, looks great with an all-white ensemble. If you’re not ready to dive head-first into the emerald deep end, look for a bag that adds just a small splash of green, like the Marni Trunk Leather Shoulder, £1690, complete with a forest green shoulder strap.
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From warm coral to bright citrus, an oranged-toned accessory can elevate a fairly plain outfit to interesting new heights. Big enough to fit an entire haul, Marni’s Logo Jacquard Flat Shopping Bag, £490, an eye-catching tote with a vibrant colour-block design, is ideal for seasonal shopping trips, or get holiday-ready with the Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Mini Anagram Basket Bag, £,425, ideal for city strolls and trips to the beach.
Bright though it may be, red has the uncanny ability of working well with almost any outfit combination, adding a fun yet classic pop of colour that needn’t feel too daring. With its versatile capability, a red bag is a good choice when looking for an everyday on-the-go staple, for taking to the office, out for drinks or away for the weekend. Look to the Liberty Iphis Petite Valise Cross-Body Bag, £425, for a classic daytime option, ideal for easy travel and daily styling. For the evening, opt for a dreamy clutch, like the Mansur Gavriel Chain Mini-Cloud Leather Clutch, £545.