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Summer Handbags: Latest Fashion News

Last Updated: April 14, 2024

Warm weather is coming. Is your accessory wardrobe ready? Which trends should you really focus on?

We will walk you through which styles are the biggest this year and which summer handbags you should treat yourself to as you stroll the city streets, rural roads or sandy beaches.

We've scanned the runways and come up with the top trends that you're most likely to see on the streets this season, whether you are spending it at home or at your favorite tourist destination.

There's something for everyone on this list. From metallic accents to metallic leather, to straw and neon colors, there are a variety of tones and embellishments in the season's trends.

There's also a range of shapes that will be popular - particularly enormous clutches and a tote bag to rival your grandma's in size.

Good news, too: the belt bag is not on this list.

Read on for the latest fashion news in accessories and summer handbags.

Metallic Leather

Metallic Leather

Is metallic leather (or faux leather) ever not in?

As far as we're concerned, it's a neutral. And if you love it as much as we do, rejoice, because it's a trend that you will see all over the place this season.

We love this option in yellow gold. It's a simple cross-body purse with a zip closure and a striking color.

Larger than many crossbody bags, it's also a great choice for day-tripping.


Nothing says summer like a straw bag. Raffia, rattan or straw summer handbags are hot for summer 2020.

Our Fern bag is made of straw and lined in polyester.

In rectangular or circular styles, it comes in two colors and is perfect for your hot-weather getaway.

Order yours today!


Slouchy Sack Bag

Slouchy Sack Bag

Another trend for this season is the huge hobo bag. With roughly the same shape as a grocery bag, this must-have item is all the rage in accessories fashion.

The Cleo is the sackiest and slouchiest of humongous slouchy sack bags.

At nearly 20" wide, this is a great bag to take on a weekend trip.

It's available in seven colors, so you're bound to find one that works for your wardrobe.

The Rosemary is another huge tote bag that hits this accessories trend hard.

There's enough room in here for it to be a weekend bag if you are the type to travel light.

After all, you don't need much if you're heading out for a relaxing trip to a tropical destination.

Large Clutch

Clutches were a smash during the spring/summer 2020 runway shows - the bigger, the better.

Our Vegan Women's Envelope Leather Clutch Bag is huge, making it right on-trend for summer.

This zippered bag features a huge grommet and wrist strap, and comes in nine colors, including two shades of teal, pink, red, blue and neutrals.

Large Clutch

Bucket Bag

Bucket Bag

Bucket bags are another hot item for the season.

Our Jaci bucket bag actually hits two trends - the bucket shape and a metal chain strap.

Plus, this version comes in super-fun patterns.

Choose from houndstooth, embroidery-inspired boho or chic, classic black.

The Elise bucket bag comes in five fun colors and also features metal hardware, a separate cell phone holder and woven, tapestry-inspired shoulder strap.

This is a must-have bag for warm weather in the United States.

Bright Colors

Warm weather always evokes bright colors, doesn't it? Just look at the colorful garb of women in Caribbean destinations. Something about heat brings out fiery colors.

If you order it in the pink option, the Lydia bag hits both the bright color trend and the slouchy shoulder bags trend.

This bag is enormous, and scrunchable, so you can wad it up and throw it in your carryon to use as a handbag when you reach your destination.

Bright Colors

This is one of those items that you will use year after year.

Metal Accents

Metal Accents

Straight out of the 1980s, bags with chain straps and/or metallic clasps and buckles will be big for summer 2020.

This Carved Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag is a stunner, with its laser-cut perforations, chain strap and metal closure.

This structured bag features feet on the bottom to keep it free of dirt.

This shoulder bag is available in black, brown, green pink and white and made of PU leather.

Our Lux bag is another option that hits all the marks for this trend. Similar to the previous pick, this shoulder bag features a chain strap and metal clasp.

Instead of cut-outs, it has a quilted top that looks like it came from high-end designer fashion brands.

Choose from one of two sizes and eight colors and show off your fashion sense this summer.

We hope you've enjoyed this round-up of bags for the upcoming warm season (and as we promised, not a belt bag in sight!).

Choose your favorite trend - or heck, choose several - and kit out your accessory closet before June.

You'll be ready for any occasion with your on-trend choices. As always, we've got you covered in the Leafy Souls shop, with the options we presented here and many more.

Whether you prefer loud orange, metallic vegan leather or a hip bucket bag, you'll find what you are looking for in our vast array of stylish, animal-friendly choices.

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We aim to make ethical consumerism simple with helpful guides, tips, and recipes to inspire you to make the best decisions.

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