Think small and carry on: Expect to see micro bags like these this summer
Forget carryalls, these cuties cart essentials only.
Downsizing isn't always a bad thing. In fact, when it comes to this summer's bags, it looks all kinds of right. Yes, the season's bags are smaller than we've ever seen them before. It started around the time the trend appeared on the Jacquemus runway, and ever since these small bags have had a big impact. Are they practical? Maybe not. But are they super stylish? We think so. That's why we've rounded some of the teensiest tiniest bags we could find to hold just your essentials, and nothing else. All that's left to do is scroll down, and carry on.
If you're in the market for the mini backpack, we've found the one for you. This suede style is practically made for casual travel days, but we think it would look just as good with a great polka dot mini dress.
Asos Design Suede Mini Backpack With Ring, $72, asos.com
Don't be surprised if you see this Chloé half moon bag on the arms of Instagram it-girls everywhere. It's the kind of wrist candy that would mix well with some the season's standout western styles.
Chloé Nile Minaudière, $2,065, Holt Renfrew stores
The ultra-feminine mini from Mansur Gavriel is the kind of investment bag you'll want to wear daily. Think about carrying it with a matching sweatsuit for major street style vibes.
Mansur Gavriel Calf Mini Mini Sun Bag, $655, mansurgavriel.com
Even though many high-end designers are offering their own versions of the trend, you don't have to break the bank to get the look. Consider this beaded option that would be cool with any breezy summer dress.
Beaded Mini Tote Bag, $50, zara.com
Fringe, metallic hardware and a hanging heart closure, this mini bag has all the details a girl could want. Try it with chunky boots and a feminine lace dress for a pretty/edgy look.
Black Fringe Toast Bag, $283, weeatavocadotoast.com
Staud has quickly become the go-to label for standout accessories for cool girls around the world. Though this bag is designed for nighttime, we love the idea of wearing it for day with all-white outfit that really lets it pop.
Grace Bag Fuchsia, $384, staud.clothing.com
This decidedly casual pick is perfect for weekends; it checks off all the right boxes: poppy, woven and affordable. Wear it with overalls and slides, and you're ready for brunch.
Guanabana Extra-Small Bucket Bag, $94, urbanoutfitters.com
There's no going wrong with classics like this baby from Prada. For summer, we recommend wearing it with a matching suit and tee and big gold hoops to mimic the hardware.
Prada Galleria Baby Textured-Leather Tote, $1,285, net-a-porter.com
The one that might have just started it all, this mini by Jacquemus is right for so many reasons including its tiny size, heavy chain and shoulder strap. Wear it with a simple denim, tee and blazer combo for day or night.
Jacquemus Ssense Exclusive Black Le Petit Rond Bag, $622, ssense.com
This mini by Fendi makes a macro fashion statement thanks to its multi-coloured oversized gems. While it works with neutrals, it's perfectly balanced to pair with the season's pastel looks too.
Double Micro Baguette, $2,190, fendi.com