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12 Summer Handbags You Can Actually Afford

Designer bags are a lust-worthy luxury, but nothing beats finding an affordable, on-trend bag that perfectly completes your outfit. We’re rounding up 12 of our favorite swoon-worthy summer bags. And best of all, half of them are under $40.

Make a statement on the beach, at the pool and around town with a woven tote. Straw bags are synonymous with summer, but colorful pom-poms, round handles, and festive messages take them to a whole new level of fun. These picks are not only easy on your wallet, but will leave you feeling all the summer vibes.

Sole Society Pom Tote $60 • Hat Attack Round Handle Tote $73 • Amazon Round Handle Straw Bag $36 • Mud Pie Vacay Tote $29 • Hat Attack Macrame Tote $98

An iconic, conversation piece that goes with absolutely everything. The Cult Gaia arc bag in natural wood is the cherry on top of every summer outfit from sundresses and rompers to shorts and swimwear. This summer staple is an effortless way to ensure you always look on-point.

Cult Gaia Arc Bag  $130 

Round bags are the bag of the moment and we love the variety of colors, textures and sizes available. We recommend wearing a circular crossbody bag with casual outfits and opting for a circular clutch with more polished, dressier looks. These chic selections will add a touch of feminine sophistication to every ensemble.


The Fix Hampton 2 Crossbody $99 • Michael Kors Medium Canteen Bag $158 • Forever21 Structured Round Bag $28

There is no more perfect time to experiment with bold colors and fun pieces than summer time! Add some whimsy to your wardrobe with these sassy statement handbags.

Luv Betsey Colada Kitch Canteen Crossbody $20 • Lemon Clutch $27 • Watermelon Crossbody $16



Rachel White is a stylist and fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She lives in Scottsdale with her husband and young son. A busy mom, she enjoys family movie nights, summer evening swims, and a good weekend brunch. Check out Rachel’s Arizona Foothills Trendsetter feature here. Follow along with Rachel for daily outfit inspiration on Instagram, Facebook and her Blog:



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