The White Album: Eight Great Summer Bags

White Round Rattan Bali Bag. Image courtesy of NaySheekBoutique on Etsy. 

A white bag is the quintessential summer statement; the crisp cleanliness is such a fresh way to usher in a new season. Whether you love the causal chic of a woven bag, like the White Rattan Bali Bag featured above, a sleek belt bag or a fabulous beach tote, white bags are the perfect way to say hello to summer.

Mansur Gavriel Tumbled Leather Backpack

In May I bought this gorgeous Mansur Gavriel Tumbled Leather Backpack at Jules Boutique in Madrona. I recently purchased a Buddy 50 scooter and wanted a backpack to carry along on my adventures. I have been carrying this bag for nearly two weeks and absolutely love it. Dressed up or down, is the perfect combination of form and function, and the pebbled leather makes makes it durable yet chic. Winner!

Here are the eight plus of my favorite white bags this season. Take a look!

Clare V. Marcelle Backpack

Speaking of fabulous backpacks, this Clare V. Marcella Backpack in White Rustic with Poppy, Sky Blue and Emerald Desert Stripes is so good. The clean lines and slim silhouette give it a modern feel for that cool girl every day bag. And who doesn't love a racing stripe, right?

Bao Bao Issey Miyake Prism Tote

All hail the Bao Bao Bag by Issey Miyake, one of the most iconic bags around. I have had this bag for years and love its architectural style. The glossy triangles over mesh have lightweight movement, transforming it depending what it carries. Its artistic feel makes it a super cool piece that will never go out of style.

It is really hard for me to pick a favorite bag from Staud. I literally love them all of them, and I am a big fan of their clothing as well. I also love a structured box bag and the Staud Mini Sadie is a modern version of this classic handbag style. The contrast of cream and black make the Sadie the perfect bag to carry all year round. ( is also on SALE!)

Target Laser Cut Foldover Crossbody Bag

This Target Laser-Cut Foldover Crossbody Bag has an Alaïa vibe to it that make it a standout. With circular wooden handles at the top plus a long strap, this faux-leather crossbody bag lets you switch up the style. At $29.99, this is a super cool design without the price tag.

Ulla Johnson Kala Crocheted Tote

The Ulla Johnson Kala hits on major trends for the season with its woven crochet style and cool gold handles.  Wear it on vacation or take it with you to the pool, cocktails, even a BBQ.  It has a bohemian feel with stylish details for looking quite cool in the warm weather.

Rebecca Minkoff Kate Embossed Leather Circle Bag

Rebecca Minkoff has always had her finger on the pulse, and her urban style pieces are always fresh, yet won't break the bank. The Rebecca Minkoff Kate Embossed Leather Circle Bag can be worn as a crossbody bag or you can it swing it by its jaunty handle. The croc print leather is super chic as is the circle shape. It comes in bright blue and yellow too!

Vanina Comino Faux Pearl Beaded Tote

A dressy bag for summer opens up all sorts of possibilities. This gorgeous little Vanina Comino Tote with pearls and gold over mesh would be a perfect contrast to denim or dressed up and carried to a summer wedding. It is such a charming shape too. Love.

Marni Leather Belt Bag

I would be remiss if I didn't include a belt bag. Some of them are so big and boxy that they appear to be uncomfortable to wear. But I love this Marni version, which is streamline and chic but still has room for your essentials. Belt bags are meant to be worn as an accessory that compliments you, and this one is a stylish winner. It is also half off at Farfetch! You are welcome.

Some other white bags that I adore for summer are this Cult Gaia one, this MCM Berlin Belt Bag, and this Rosie Assoulin Small Woven Tote, which has the coolest shape.

Do you have a favorite white summer bag? Let me know in the comments!