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Summer 2020 IT bags under $1000

summer it bags under $1000Summer 2020 IT bags under $1000 from top left: cross body small pouch bag (hot IT bag) / ivory cross body bag (designer deal!) / Gucci camera bag (hot IT bag!) / checkered bucket bag / straw bag (under $100) / classic hobo bag (emerging trend) /

There are a lot of fabulous handbag trends for the summer 2020 season. There are also a few amazing emerging trends this summer season. Thankfully you don’t have to break the bank in order to jump on your favorite handbag trend. There are plenty of fabulous IT bags priced under $1000, under $500, and even under $100! Love that!

Without further ado, here are a few amazing handbags which fit into our current bag trends for the summer season; and also have an IT factor to them. Love!

Summer handbags under $1000

Summer handbags under $500

Summer handbags under $100

Which handbag is your favorite for the summer season? The bags pictured in the collage above are all on my wish list! It’s hard to pick just one. . . but at these prices. . .maybe two, or three are in order 😉

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XOXO
Cathy


Stack on the barrettes

wearing: multiple matching barrettes c/o Beverly Beach by Dorit (under $25)  / bold gold earrings / summer lipstick / black puff sleeve top / gold chain bracelet / gold chain cuff / red and black floral skirt / summer nail polish / black clutch / black slide espadrilles /

OK raise your hand if you are addicted to Real Housewives! Yes, my hand is waaaaay up! If you are a huge fan like me, than you must have noticed Dorit Kemsley’s addiction to the multiple barrette trend. I mean, who could miss all those glittering hair clips at the reunion?! Not me!

Now, if you have been paying attention to hair trends, you may have noticed a huge trend emerging in 2018. This is when fashion insiders starting to stack on sparkling barrettes reminiscent of the 1990’s. You can see my take on the trend at fashion week in February 2019 here. When I stacked barrettes in my hair, I used my vintage barrettes which I had purchased back in ’90’s! As the trend has evolved over the past year, it has moved away from a ’90’s vibe, and taken on a life of its’ own.

The current way the multiple barrette trend is emerging, is the way Dorit has rocked it. You know you can depend on her for rocking trends which haven’t started yet! Since the reunion was filmed back in 2018, the trend has exploded, and Dorit has brought it to us in an affordable way; with a high fashion vibe. Love that!

Beverly Beach by Dorit offers a cute little card with eight matching barrettes on it. They are actually hair clips encrusted in sparkling baubles. They catch the sun, and dazzle the eyes. Love them! Now, when I tried to stack them all together the way Dorit rocks them, I didn’t really like how it looked on my fluffy hair. Maybe I need to sleek it down! Anyway, I decided to split the card and wear four on the right, and four on the left. I like how it turned out.

My barrettes and outfit around the web:

So, have you been watching the current season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? What are your thoughts? I’m loving Dorit and Denise; as always. Share in the comments below!

You can find these barrettes by Beverly Beach by Dorit online here.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*brought to you by Beverly Beach by Dorit, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe

handbag capsule wardrobe summer 2020

Summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe from left: yellow tote bag / straw tote bag (you can customize the message on the tote for under $250!) / black and red bucket bag / metallic Chloe mini bag / soft and large clutch / red baguette /

A bag for every occasion! My summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe touches on the practical handbag trends of the season; not the huge over-sized bag trend. I will be skipping that one.

Summer 2020 has a lot of handbag trends. This hot weather season we are looking at huge, over-sized bags, bright colors, ’90’s baguette’s, mini bags, hobo bags, straw or natural fiber bags, large and soft “pouch” clutches, and the return of the bucket bag. This summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe reflects the best of these trends.

Did you invest in a Mansur Gavriel drawstring bucket bag six years ago? If not, this is the time to grab one! It went from being an affordable IT bag, to a classic, must-have IT bag. It is part of the classic handbag capsule wardrobe along with the LV Neverful, and the 2.55 Chanel shoulder bag. The black with red “flamma” interior is the ultimate classic from the collection, but any color that moves you will do. I plan on using my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag as my everyday bag this summer. It feels good to bring it back into the rotation. It’s a strong and sturdy bag; which happens to have IT status as well as hitting the bucket bag trend this summer. Love that!

This straw tote bag is a summer staple. I bought it last year, and it’s proving to be a summer must-have. While the message on it was perfect last summer, I won’t be jet setting anywhere this summer due to the pandemic. It will still be fun to tote it around though! You can put any message on there you want on the bag, in any color you choose! You can check it out online here.

I am loving this little yellow tote, and this red baguette, for everyday wear this summer. They both reflect the pop of color trend; and the baguette reflects the ’90’s baguette trend. They are both practical and fun. Love!

Of course the puffy, soft and slouchy clutch is not a hands-free bag, but it is perfect for looking on trend and fitting a ton of things! It’s bigger than it looks! This adds a little bit of practicality to it. Wouldn’t you agree? I love it for dining out at an outdoor restaurant this summer. I have already worn it quite a bit this spring, so I am sure I will wear it lot this summer too!

Of course my little Chloe is my summer evening bag. While mini bags and metallic bags are hot for daytime too, I have found it works best for me at night. It is great for dinner and going out in the evenings. Love!

Shop my summer 2020 handbag capsule wardrobe online:

I hope this handbag capsule wardrobe helps you pull the best handbags together for summer!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy