Today's post is all about summer bags.  There are an endless number of handbag styles to choose from in stores and I have amassed quite the collection of handbags over the years but each season I end up using the same few styles over and over again.  Today I've narrowed it down to the top 4 bags you need for the summer.  Read on to find out which styles you shouldn't live without!

First up, you need a bright cross body bag.  If you don't already have one, what are you waiting for?! Cross body bags are perfect for traveling, date night, running errands... basically for everything. I love that they are hands free, smaller in size but still able to hold all of my essentials and come in an endless range of styles and colors.  For summer, swap your neutral cross body bag for a bright, bold shade and pair it with everything!  The outfit I'm wearing on this particular day was basic, but this yellow bag looks great with reds and pinks that are next to it on the color wheel and as well as blues and purples that are across from yellow on the color wheel.  So wear that bold cross body like a neutral and celebrate summertime with a bit of brightness.

Next up, you need a tote bag to take you from the streets to the beach.  I have a ton of tote bags for work & everyday, but none are as fun as this color blocked striped tote bag.  My sister actually got this bag as a gift and I keep stealing it from her because I can't get enough of the size!  This bag is large enough to fit all of my daily necessities as well as a towel for the beach, an extra pair of shoes for work, or my computer for blogging on the go!

Tank: similar | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity c/o | Tote: Splendid | Crossbody: Michael Kors | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: Michele | Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

For the remaining 2 bag styles that you need this summer, you'll need to check out my guest post on today!  You're not going to want to miss out on the rest of this post, so click on over to Ana Luiza's blog now!

Michelle Paige

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