Spring and Summer 2023 Handbag Trends

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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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