Welcome summer, it's felt like a lifetime since we've been afforded your warm embrace. As the days get hotter, our glasses get fuller and the nights longer, we can't help but rejoice in the simple moments that last a lifetime. But what is a summer memory without a weather-appropriate accessory? At the top of our summer Wishlist is the all important statement bag – a piece that has the power to instantly transform even the simplest outfit in your wardrobe.
While we love the practicality of a timeless bag, when summer comes around, there's really only one thing on our mind – colour, and lots of it. Whether your preference lies in more subtle iterations, or if you're committed to colour blocking your accessories, add a touch of summer charm to your wardrobe with our curated list of this season's best statement bags. From crossbody staples, classic raffia totes that will take you from day to night, and beaded designs that will make every day feel like a beach day, we've rounded up our top 11 picks, below.
If our selection of summer statement bags has inspired a wardrobe overhaul, look to our breakdown of the 2020 summer season's most covetable fashion trends for a guide to the most noteworthy fashion pieces and how to wear them. From our take on the season's biggest swimwear trend, to the perfect everyday sandals, and of course, the party frocks we're adding to our Wishlist, there's a look perfect for every summer day, from the beach, to the bar and every type of warm-weather getaway in-between.