Spring and Summer 2023 Handbag Trends

A handbag is so much more than just a place to put your phone and your keys. They are my absolute favorite accessory, as they can bring so much personality and texture to an outfit. A fabulous handbag is also an easy way to make a fashion statement. I’ve been researching the spring and summer 2023 handbag trends and looking at what colors, patterns, shapes, and textures are on the market and the runways so that I can share with you what handbags you should add to your closets this year.

You’re going to see a lot of the following silhouettes and materials when it comes to spring and summer 2023 handbag trends:

  • Crossbody bags
  • Top handle bags
  • Woven bags
  • Straw bags

If you prefer to invest in your handbags to have for seasons to come, I’ve included a few below that I think are worth the splurge. For me, a quality neutral-colored bag is one of the best purchases you can make, like this one or this one. While the price point is higher, your cost per use may end up being lower over time, and it may hold up better.

When it comes to trendy handbags, I much prefer to buy something at an affordable price point. I can still achieve the same look without the designer label or emblem. For example, this bold and trendy purse is under $23!

The bags I’m talking about today are perfect for day-to-day bags. If you need a handbag for an upcoming beach trip, I recently spoke about the best vacation purses and totes. You can read that post here.

I mentioned above what styles of bags I’ve been seeing, but below, I am breaking the on-trend purses down by color. We are seeing many different color trends, from bold, saturated tones to classic neutrals and everything in between. It’s a good year to have a purse obsession because so many great ones are available. Keep reading to see some of my favorites and click on the photo to go to the retailer!

You all know I love bright colors, so this is one trend I was happy to see. A bold and saturated handbag like this green crossbody or deep pink crochet bag will look stunning next to a more neutral outfit. This beautiful orange shoulder bag will make a statement beside a black dress or white denim pants.


If you love color but would prefer to buy a handbag or purse that doesn’t overpower your outfit, you should try a pastel. We all know that pastels and spring are a match made in heaven, but in 2023 you can carry one of these beautiful soft hues like this pale blue crossbody or this soothing lavender tote all year. I especially love this floral print clutch bag and this floral tote bag.


If I am going to splurge on a handbag, I typically select to invest in a neutral color that I can use over and over for years to come. White, cream, and beige bags are a smart choice as they can coordinate with everything in your closet. This Tory Burch crossbody is a classic piece that I can see myself using all year long. I also love their bucket bag. If you aren’t looking to spend a lot of money on a new neutral purse, this top-handle bag is a great choice.

Straw and Raffia

Straw and raffia handbags have been very popular for several years, and I’m happy that they are still trending for 2023. I have several rattan bags in my closet, and I can be seen carrying them quite often in the spring and summer. Do you prefer a rattan handbag paired with tan like this wicker bag or with black accents like this crossbody saddle bag? I’m pretty fond of both styles! I especially like straw bags in unique shapes like this Ainsley shoulder bag and this round crossbody.

Which spring and summer 2023 handbag trend is your favorite?

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  1. I love purses, but.. I started buying VERA BRADLEY, and now I have every size and color and design.. And I have bought a few of the non VB, like those above, straw type bags, etc.
    It might be time to down size.. LOL

  2. I fully understand the need to monetize your blog to the max however I really miss your old style when you would talk about Joe or your children or grandchildren. Not saying going back 100% to that but how about maybe once in a while?

    1. Diana, are you an email subscriber? I talk about personal stuff there in my first paragraph.

  3. Great post!!! I have an obsession with handbags. I own the Tory Burch tote. I have it in winter peach. It is like a blush color that is pretty neutral and compliments many outfits. I also own the apricot tote from Amazon that I saw on one of your earlier posts. I love the Nautica crossbody. It’s super cute in hot pink!!! Thanks for all these purse ideas.

  4. Thank you for the great ideas on handbags. I’m cheap when it comes to those. I like a new one a couple times a year and try to stick to the neutrals. I do think you’ve given me some ideas though on a little bit more fun in the sun looks for summer. A little hard to imagine when out my window is still about 10 inches at least of snow on the ground. The heat will come though. Enjoy your day!

  5. What a great selection of purses! I really appreciate this – I do want to get a nice neutral bag soon and this posting has really helped! Thank you for doing all of this research and putting this information together!

  6. I love the green chevron purse! I am ready for a pop of color!!

  7. Love this post ,Tania! You provide such a nice, broad range of styles and price points. I’m seriously considering the Tory Burch Ever Ready zip tote. I currently don’t own an investment piece handbag but with your sound guidance on what to look for , I’m more confident on the best investment for my money. Thank you!

  8. I just love purses! I like that small Nautica crossbody. I would get it in navy because it is hard to find a nice navy crossbody. Thanks for scouting out a great collection.

  9. I love that you give a good size and price range!

    1. Same here. I change my mind too much to invest a genuine leather purse. I donated the only expensive leather purse I ever owned. I like all these and the price.

  10. Yes, yes, yes for pretty handbags! I’m partial to Brahmin and have several in different colors, but looking for a fun straw one. The ones from Kohl’s may be the answer!