If you're in the market for a new handbag (or just want to spend the next five minutes looking at some beautiful accessories), then you're going to like the handbag trends that are taking off this summer. This year's trends fall distinctly into two camps: the classic and the hilariously impractical. In one corner we have elegant satchels that are expensive-looking and super-sized, which means you can stop carrying a canvas tote around with you. On the other end of the spectrum are silly playful accessories—including rainbow-coloured beaded bags and the updated basket bag. Keep scrolling to see our guide to the handbag trends that you'll see swinging from the most fabulous shoulders this summer.
The slightly surprising handbag trend that has taken over for 2018? Colourful beaded bags. The aim here is to get something that looks like it belongs like a six-year-old child.
This year, one of the biggest changes in handbags is with colours, rather than form. That being said, tan bags are poised to replace your black totes. Victoria Beckham tapped into this trend, along with a number of others—including Staud, Wandler and Chloé.
The aughties have been making a comeback for several seasons now, and it's now time for retro logo handbags to explode. The likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have already been wearing these nostalgic logo bags from Fendi, Dior and Gucci.