Mini and micro handbags, despite their size, are one of the biggest trends this summer. Whether it’s the art of minimalism we’re trying to achieve by toting around fewer items, or we’re secretly stashing our full size purses in the car so we can shop without shoulder pain, I’m glad the popularity of these bags has caught on.
Fashioners’ staff agrees that “pretty tiny bags” are the accessory to have this summer. And when high-fashion icons like Kenzo, Chanel, and Ferragamo debuted designs of their own during the SS 2016 runway shows, it was only a matter of time before the bitty bags made their way into our closets and our hearts. Below you’ll find 5 of my favorite mini purses to get you excited about trying one of the hottest trends of the year. (top image via)
The gorgeous Tom Ford Jennifer mini leather shoulder bag (6 in. x 7 in. x 3.5 in.) is my first pick for this list and is a lovely choice for summer. The rose quartz hue happens to be one of Pantone’s top two colors of the year, plus it coincides with the chain strap trend that’s been so prevalent on the runways. With all three characteristics combined, you can’t go wrong with this darling little purse.
In addition to being adorable and small, this handbag is also on trend thanks to its mini-saddle bag style. The pebbled leather and multicolored polka dots on this Tory Burch Confetti bag which is currently on sale, (4.75in x 6.25in x 1.75in) will add a bright pop for summer. Plus, it will go with nearly everything. Wear this on your shoulder or cross-body for variation in your wardrobe.
I think WWD’s fashion editorial said it best when reminding readers that good things do come in small packages, like this tiny tote from Zac Posen. The flower embellished bag (5 in. x 6.25 in x 3.5 in) resembles the shape of full size purses, including the top carry handle, which has also proven to be popular this year. A great feature though, is that it can also be worn cross-body, adding to the versatility. The cheerful, buttery yellow hue will give all of your summer outfits an instant lift. (ZAC Zac Posen Embellished Eartha Top Handle Mini Bag)
With a truly quirky and fun shape for the season, this Pineider mini leather bowling bag (10.5 in x 12in. x 6in)is a must-have accessory. It may not be big enough to fit your ball, but with its vintage vibes, charming size, and attractive lilac color , this an upscale purse that will have you winning in the wardrobe department all summer long. (Pineider 1774 Limited Edition Mini Bowling Leather Bag)
Last but not least, I’m crazy about this chic Michael Kors zip backpack (6.75 in x 7.5in x 3.5in) with its quilted detail. And Lyst’s trend-spotting team agrees that this popular backpack style, coupled with its pint size, is the perfect combo for creating a stylish summer accessory. From rompers to dresses to jeans, pair this cutie with everything. (MICHAEL Michael Kors Rhea XS Quilted Messenger Backpack)
With so many different styles, shapes, and colors to choose from, I hope you’ll be inspired to try the mini bag trend this summer. From quirky to chic, pair these pint-sized purses with all of your outfits for a fun, unexpected twist.
Written by Nicole B. Edwards.