Oversized Totes, Woven and Straw, and Pops of Color in Handbags…Gladiator Style Sandals Combine Attractive Design, Support and Comfort

What’s on YOUR list of must-have trends this spring?

If you’re in the market for a new handbag that feels and looks like springtime, here are some trends you’ll see in all the stores. I confess I don’t change my purse to match my outfit, unless I’m dressing up. In that case, I’ll carry a clutch or grab one of my vintage sequined pouches for a touch of drama. But, most of the time, I’m carrying the same handbag every day. So, it has to complement all my every day outfits, and it has to be roomy enough to carry all the things I want to have with me. That’s why I’m in love with the totes this spring, especially the woven and straw “beach” totes that have more than enough room for all my business cards, color cards, a few scarves, makeup, and whatever else I need.

When I look at runway designer handbags, I appreciate the fine materials and workmanship that go into creating them, but for me, personally, I don’t stay with a bag long enough to warrant the investment (stylists call this “cost per wear”). For some women, it doesn’t make sense to spend thousands on a handbag when they have other priorities. For others, it’s a wise investment because they enjoy and appreciate the high quality and name brand. Who knows why women crave new designer handbags? I’m not one to judge. If you love designer handbags and you can afford them, I say go for it!

Here are some of my favorite handbags and sandal trends. If you see something you like, most of these photos are linked to the online store using my affiliate link. I appreciate you purchasing through the affiliate link, as it doesn’t cost you a dime extra, but the store pays a small commission to me. Thank you and have fun “window” shopping!

Designer Handbags Evoke The Lightness Of Spring And Enjoying The Outdoors

I love white mixed with other neutrals like khaki, taupe or cream in the summer. I don’t have an online store link for this handbag, but I wanted to show this as a style inspiration…

This Dooney & Bourke mustard yellow evokes sunshine and warm sultry days.

Are you crazy about classic Chanel bags?

This season, can you imagine carrying this lavish and playful accessory? It’s a Diane Von Furstenberg’s Raffia Fringe Bucket Bag of course!

More Affordable, And Equally Cute, Ready-To-Wear Handbags Give A Playful Nod To Spring Liveliness!

Who remembers this red and white gingham print from the 50s? This Trademark Nylon Tote holds everything you’d ever want for a day in the park!

This roomy woven-raffia tote with flamingo embroidery makes for a lovely carry-all this summer. Are you seeing flamingos everywhere?

Tommy Bahama, Nordstrom Brand, Billabong, and Old Navy, So Many Fun Patterns and Price Points For A Summer Straw Tote!

Still love your crossbody? You can’t beat the still popular swingpack from Old Navy in coral pink!

Gladiator Sandals Are Oh So Trendy This Season, With Comfort And Chic Style!

I love a gladiator sandal for its classic style, comfort, and support, like this Rockport Gladiator

The boho gal inside will swoon over this L’Artiste by Spring Step Anjula gladiator sandal with just enough cushion and support on a hot summer day!

Who doesn’t love Sofft for its attention to comfort and style in a metallic gold?

Another beloved metallic flat gladiator sandal from Clarks gives you walking comfort and chic style with skirts, jeans, shorts, or cropped pants.

Are you ready to update your handbag and/or sandals this spring? What’s on YOUR list of must-have trends?