My mom always taught me about handbags and what seasons are appropriate for which bags. Leather works all the time, straw is for summer, suede is for fall and winter…and so on. Like most things my mom taught me, I never appreciated it until I was older; but all that information is now GOLD. Momma’s are good like that — under-appreciated at times, but always on point.
Summer is always tricky to me. I never want dark bags because almost everything I wear in the Summer is bright. White bags freak me out because I wear dark denim (and there are just some things you can’t cure). Having something that is so easy to get dirty is never ideal in my mind. I also have the constant struggle of everything needing to match, another thing I got from my Mom…it’s a blessing and a curse.
With all of these things in play, I landed on a light grey purse for Summer — and boy, do I LOVE it! When I say it goes with everything, I mean it goes with everything. This particular one was a gift from my sweet co-workers last Summer from the Kate Spade Outlet. It has shorter handle straps (but also comes with a detachable long strap) and is a great medium size bag. I can fit all of my usual items in it, but can also put an iPad in the side zipper. It’s very ideal for the working woman, too. 🙂 I typically carry it all Summer with the exception of my light pink crossbody from Old Navy (see every Instagram #OOTD I’ve ever posted), which is also a GREAT bag to have for weekend errands or traveling!