A true fashionista never forgets about her bag as it is definitely an essential, key item of any outfit. The handbag is more than just a way to carry your personal belongings, it is a way to complete your outfit, as the new bags can definitely make your outfit shine. If you want to be a style icon, make sure you add the following must have summer 2011 bags to your collection. You don’t have to stuff you closet with bags, all you need are some essential pieces which can be adapted to various outfits from you wardrobe.

The new fashion trends have brought the need of cool, statement as well as classic or vintage feel bags that make the delight of any outfit. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars for a cool bag if you can’t afford it, you can try to be budget smart and opt for bags that feature a similar design without the shocking price tag. Don’t put a lot of accent on price, try to put the accent on what matters: quality and design.

Cross body bags

Cross body bags

Cross body bags are amazing and offer you the style and comfort you need when adopting a casual as well as a casual-chic outfit, as they vary widely as far as design goes. You can go for a cool vintage style, rounded edges bag or opt for a cool boxy style bag that gives your outfit a little bit of an edge. Cross body bags look hot when the handle features a cute chain design, so make sure you choose the one that suits your outfit and style perfectly. Go for cute mini bags or dare and opt for a medium bag that gives your outfit a perfect balance. Cross body bags don’t look good oversized, so try to go moderate!

Neon Bags 2011

Bright bags

Color is definitely a must this summer, so don’t be shy to plunge into the fabulous world of bright neon colored bags. There are so many cool hues out there to choose from, it’s crazy, so experiment with color and make a fashion statement through your cool colored bag. You can go for neon yellow, fuchsia, neon green, neon orange, you name it, as they all look amazing. Go for a satchel style neon bag that features sharp, graphic lines or opt for a cute cross body bag that gives your hands freedom.

Clutches 2011


The clutch is a definite must have of any woman as they can be adapted to suit any casual chic or formal outfit. The numerous clutch designs enable you to be diverse and adapt the clutch size, style and color to your outfit. This year you can go from simple style clutches to glam ruffled or embellished clutches that enchant the eyes. Nowadays matching your clutch to your shoes is not mandatory, actually it’s even advised to mix and match for a well put together elaborate look.

Classic style bags

Classic style bags

This is definitely a must have that shouldn’t miss from a woman’s wardrobe as a classic will always manage to complete a formal, elegant outfit. From cute lady bags (Hermes Birkin or Kelly bag style) to cute box shaped bags (Chanel quilted style bags), they all look fabulous and can manage to make the best out of a classic, elegant outfit. Classic designs are timeless, so don’t be shy to invest in a high quality classic as this will truly be a long term investment.

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