Another fun way to spruce up a basic summer outfit is to add a fabulous handbag. While I love colorful bags year round, I also feel they are easier to wear during the summer. Here are some of my favorite bags for summer.
1. Dooney & Bourke 'Small Chiara' retails for $295 and is also available in turquoise, yellow, and white.
2. See by Chloe 'Full on Small Reversible Tote' retails for $495 and can be turned inside out to reveal plain red leather.
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Dr. Q Lil Riz' retails for $428 and is also available in black and tan. If purple is more your color, a very, very similar version (the 'Dr. Q Grace') is available exclusively on eLuxury and retails for the same price.
4. Tory Burch 'Tory' retails for $250 and is also available in pink and white.
5. Maxx New York 'Bridle Degrade' retails for $168.
6. Foley + Corinna Linen 'City' Clutch retails for $175 and is also available in coral and royal blue.
7. Rebecca Minkoff 'Nikki' retails for $600 and is also available in sea green and grey.
8. Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Dr. Q Groovee' retails for $498 and is also available in purple and black.
9. Betsey Johnson 'Bebop Betsey' retails for $425 and also comes in black with black and silver studs.
1. Balenciaga 'Giant Work' retails for $1,725 and also comes in many other colors, including electric turquoise, electric yellow, thyme green, and sky blue. For more colors and hardware choices not available online, call or visit your nearest Balenciaga store or other store carrying Balenciaga. Please note that Balenciaga.com only ships within the US at the moment.
2. Botkier 'Vixen' retails at $600.
3. Fendi Medium 'Baguette' retails for $995 and is also available in black. If you're looking for more colors, eLuxury has this bag available in yellow, red, silver, sky blue, light pink, and gold.
4. Mulberry 'Poppy' retails for $1,195.
5. Balenciaga 'Giant Day' retails for $1,245 and, like the other Balenciaga bags pictured, comes in a variety of colors, including bubble gum pink, sky blue, and thyme green. Contact Balenciaga or Balenciaga carriers for more colors and hardware choices.
6. Marc Jacobs Patent Leather 'Blake' retails for $1,195 and is also available in black.
7. Marc Jacobs 'Stam' retails for $1,350 and is also available in black.
8. Prada 'Vitello Daino' Tote retails for $1,095 and also comes in black.
9. Fendi 'B Bag' retails for $1,860.
10. Balenciaga 'Giant City' retails for $1,595 and the same goes for other colors/hardwares available for the City as the other pictured Balenciaga bags.
11. Botkier 'Isis' retails for $625 and is also available in black.