This season's wardrobe completing, must-have accessory is…not a man! (Sorry, ladies!) In addition to a picture perfect pair of wedges, beach-worthy waves, and your favorite polka-dot maxi dress, take advantage of spring's opportunity to make your outfits really pop! Add a touch of spunky, spontaneous, bohemian, or couture to your look with the best spring bag for your buck!
Colors are everywhere for spring and one of our favorite places to see a pop of attitude is by your side in eye-catching tote form. Both high-end and contemporary designers are taking risks with when it comes to pattern designs, fabric choices, size, and shape of the traditional spring carryall. When you hit the ground shopping this season, it's important to search for cost-effective bags that won't break the bank. So, we did the hard work for you. We've scoured the web and come across eight of the hottest spring handbags all under $100!
If you’re a traditional shopper searching for a bag with some versatility, hunt down nudes (or soft colors) for spring that will easily transition to summer and would also work as great year-round pieces. Aldo’s Picketpin Bag ($55) is a vintage inspired satchel available in light pink, purple, and natural shades. This ladylike tote has enough room for everything: your shades, suntan lotion, and you can even store a pair of sandals for the beach!
This Cream Raffia Bowler Bag by Dorothy Perkins ($39) is also a great look for spring if you’re a looking for an interesting, but classic go-to piece. It’s a two-toned bag in navy and cream, with a gold hardware nameplate. It is the perfect accessory for lounging poolside, shopping at your favorite boutique, or brunching with friends! Tuck the cross body straps in favor of using the handles or flaunt the colored straps as you strut your stuff!
Nothing says vintage spring beauty like this Carson Flap Cross Body Bag by Fossil ($88). We love it in sea green (shades of green are a huge must-have this season) but the bag also comes in other conventional colors for your liking! Small and compact, you’ve got just enough room to fit your essentials before hitting the town and taking the night!
Similar to the Fossil bag pictured above, we also love this Mango Braided Details ($29.99) messenger bag and here's why. The detailing on the top flap of the bag is simple, intricate, and adds just enough zest for the warm weather season. Forget digging through your bag searching for your lip gloss, just stock up on the necessities before you leave the house; you’ve got just enough room to fit them all. We love the bag's perfect coral hue, especially with warmer weather on its way.
Don't be afraid to weave some fashion into your spring handbag collection. We love this Ecote Woven Pattern Tote Bag from Urban Outfitters ($39) because it is super trendy and super affordable. The beauty of this bag is that it can be used to suit just about all of your spring needs and can take you from a casual afternoon in the park with your beau to dinner and live music with your girls at night! If you're like us, we know how to load up a handbag. There’s no need to downsize with this spacious, lined interior, so it's perfect for the girl who needs her life at her fingertips.
This Aztec Beaded Clutch ($68) is to die for! Nasty Gal always has some super funky and retro finds for all seasons, but they really did it big this spring – and we could not be more excited! A must-have for every bright-color, native-print loving fashionista. Though you can use this clutch as a wallet and toss it in your favorite tote, we recommend taking this standout piece out on its own. With bright woven hues and lined with a contrasting hot pink interior, there’s no way you can wrong with this trendy find!
If you think that you need to shell out lots of money for the perfect spring bag (hmm...food or accessories?), think again! Favorite budget-friendly retailers like H&M, Old Navy, and Forever 21 have debuted spring collections that wow more than woe. Mossimo for Target has two unbelievable finds floating around their stores right now, so we suggest scooping these up before they're gone! The Colorblock Envelope Clutch ($16.99) comes in a variety of bright colors but we love the pink/orange and green/blue combinations best for spring.
Last, but not least, we are drooling over this Black/White Basket Weave Print Clutch ($16.99) also by Mossimo for Target. It’s beautifully crafted, offering you quality for a great price and the perfect accessory for any special event. If you’re going out to a dinner with friends or hosting your own springtime soirée, pair this black and white design with a richly hued monochromatic look to really make a statement.