The best summer ’17 bags on the High Street

Is it just me or has the high street seriously upped it’s game when it comes to bags recently? I’ve been noticing a lot more trend-driven designs, that are well finished without tonnes of branding splurged all over them, some have even tried to copy designer icons and I’m absolutely loving it. So, here are some of my favourites:

Let’s start with Zara.

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These first two, I just love the shape of and can imagine they look so chic carried by the short handle with a floaty summer dress and a nice pair of nude heels. The pink colour is lovely for this season and the leather with suede effect flap makes them look so much more high end. The smaller pink city bag costs £39.99 and the navy costing £49.99!

Another amazing bag from Zara is the infamous cross body bag with embossed chain. This bag has been seen in all the magazines recently and is known for It’s Chanel similarities, it costs £89.99 for the plain black and £79.99 for the printed option, both perfect for a night out or special event!

Thirdly from Zara, this beautiful pastel blue bag is brilliant for summer and is a version of the Valentino patterned guitar strap styles, with the square shaping and flower accents along the strap, what’s not to love? This bag comes in at £29.99, a perfect summer staple to be worn with a plain dress and sandals or shorts and a loose tee for holiday adventuring!

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A second bag that’s channeling the Valentino vibes, but this time, from Topshop. This bag is new in and made in a darker shade which may suit peoples monochrome wardrobes better than the above nude option. I’m definitely going to be picking this one up myself because I cannot afford a £2000 Valentino! This Topshop version is only £25! Yep, that’s £25! I’m obsessed.

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For those of you that love Chloe, why not opt for this Ring and Tassel Mini Bag from & Other Stories? It’s black so you can pair it with absolutely anything and seen as though it’s 100% real leather it means the quality and finish is amazing. Coupled with some floaty summer dresses and sandals in the summer, you’ll create an amazing daytime look and not forgetting how perfect this would be for festivals! £65 is an fabulous price for a leather bag!

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To add a pop of colour why not try a red bag this summer season. H&M have the perfect one in a shoulder style to do so! I love the shape, colour and the printed strap adds a high end finish to it. Paired with a blush pink dress or top to achieve a colour tone contrast, you’ll look fabulous and bang on trend! This bag costs £19.99 from H&M.com.

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Now the final bag is technically not high street but, the prices are a lot lower than most of the designer branded handbags on the market and I love it so much that I can’t not share it! Rae Feather is a beautiful designer that specialises in straw bags with monogram lettering! I absolutely love these bags and think they’re perfect as a summer holiday beach bag or clutch. Available in all kinds of styles and colour ways and even with pom poms! I’m sure you’ll find a design you’ll love and want one as much as I do! The Varsity Small Monogram basket costs £125, which is not too bad for a bag of such good quality and not forgetting it’s hand painted! The clutch is priced at £170 due to the added leather detailing. Other bags range from £75 – £200 but, they are too amazing for words and available from raefeather.com.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing some of my favourite bags that the high street has to offer! Let me know in the comments if you’ve purchased any of these bags yourself!

Liss x

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