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From the beach to the boardroom, every woman needs a great bag this season! Check out our handbag guide featuring the hottest summer styles for every occasion. Find your new bag now!
Edited by Qianna Smith
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Trend: Salt & Pepper Colors
White on black was a hot trend on the runways this season. Bring a little yin and yang in your life by carrying a bag in solid black or white color this summer. Either style is versatile enough to work with almost everything you already own.
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Be the center of attention donning this intricately woven white satchel that casts a pretty pearly glow.
White House Black Market White Woven Satchel, $88, whitehouseblackmarket.com.
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Trend: Soft Leather Day Bags Sophisticated bags in bold colors, classic shapes and made from soft supple leather is the perfect companion for the girl on-the-go.
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If you are a fashion addict, be prepared to be hooked on this oversized tote made from crinkle vegetarian leather that has enough space to carry every summer essential.
G by Guess Addiction Tote, $74.50, gbyguess.com.
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Trend: Skin Is “In”
Luxe exotic animal skin bags are all the rage this season as you can see by Rihanna’s snake skinned bag.
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You don’t need to take an exotic vacation to find adventure this summer. Go for a snake escape with this sexy printed leather tote that demands attentio. Long, braided straps make for a comfortable over-the-shoulder carry-all bag.
Snake Print Leather Tote, $279, bebe.com.
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Trend: Oversized Clutches
Planning a summer packed with dinners and dancing? Then a grab-and-go clutch like the one Solange Knowles holds here is a necessity.
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If you’re a fashion risk taker like up-and-coming singer Solange, then this embellished strapped clutch in neon blue will keep all eyes on you.
Angie & Lola Oversized Woven Clutch—Teal, $15.00, target.com.
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Trend: Fringed Detail
Fringed graced everything from skirts to jackets to dresses and bags on the spring/summer runways. Embrace the trend like model turned actress Joy Bryant and look fabulous.
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This fun and flirty fringed purplesatchel is a must-have for summer.
Mossimo Supply Co. Suede Flap with Fringe Hobo—Purple, $9.98. target.com.
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Trend: Quilted Tote
You can never have too many bags, so if you don’t own a plush quilted style like the one model Veronica Webb carries, now’s the time to add one to your closet.
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You’ll get designer style at a guilt-free price when you carry this classic and chic quilted shoulder bag.
Quilted Patent Tote in Light Tan, $54, Spiegel.com.
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Trend: Chained Handel Bags
Our favorite soul sister channels her inner “Coco Chanel” carrying this classic chained handled bag. Take a cue from MJB and go heavy with the chain metal.
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Get timeless style with an edge when you rock a chunky chained shoulder strap. This bag looks great paired with jeans or sexy strapless dress.
Jalda Pewter Saffiano Leather Chain Clutch, $132 (Originally $245), bluefly.com.
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