Carry the Rainbow: the Best Colourful Bags for Summer
From lime green to bubblegum pink, discover the bag trends bound to boost your serotonin levels
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As summer draws closer and closer, the hunt for warm weather 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, particularly 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 for storing your favourite handbag essentials this summer.
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Liberty Liberty Letters Tote Bag, £275
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 busy day in the city, Liberty's Liberty Letters Tote Bag, £275 is just the bag to house all your belongings while ensuring style isn't compromised.
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Pretty in Pink
Liberty Raffia Large Toama Tote Bag, £350
Barbiecore is big news right now with every shade of pink – from neon and coral to baby and magenta – undergoing something of a fashion resurgence this summer. And with the return of summer's staple bag silhouette (yes, it's basket bag season already) we can't help but pay tribute to Liberty's Raffia Large Toama Tote Bag, £350. Its larger-than-life shape, nostalgic colour and raffia texture, make it the kind of arm candy you'll want to carry, whether you're off to the beach or strolling the streets.
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The Green Light
Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Slit Mini Tote Bag, £895
As one of fashion's most coveted hues, green can be styled with ease. A bright summer green accessory is great when paired with a monochrome or minimalist outfit, but can also compliment muted tones of blue and pink. Sophisticated and spacious, the Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Slit Mini Tote Bag, £895 offers just enough space for all your handbag essentials and is comfortable to wear with its adjustable shoulder strap.
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Isabel Marant Aruba Small Tote Bag, £425
From warm coral to bright citrus, an oranged-toned accessory can elevate a fairly plain outfit to interesting new heights. Made from cotton canvas and finished with striped crochet detailing, this eye-catching tote from Isabel Marant offers a sleek finish to your daily edit. Its easy to handle size makes it ideal for evening strolls or dinner plans that call for an elevated dress code.
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Liberty Iphis Mini Marlborough Cross-Body Tote Bag, £395
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 Mini Marlborough Cross-Body Tote Bag, £395, for a statement bag that commands attention with its signature Iphis print and refined, structured silhouette.
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