Back to school – the satchel bag summer style guide

There is a bag that is timeless, chic and simply never goes out of fashion. Even if you thought you were tired of your school backpack back in the day, you couldn’t possibly miss its huge come-back when the Cambridge Satchel Company re-invented a new version for adults. Excitingly, couture designers and high street shops provide us with endless options for every season to suit our own style. Even celebrities like Beyonce, Dakota and Sienna Sling have been spotted embracing the stylish staple.

Summer satchel bag

The beauty of the satchel bags is their practical side, especially for long summer days. When there are 24-hours full of possibilities, you need a style staple casual enough to take you to the office, functional to bag all the after-dark essentials and subtle so you can simply throw over your shoulder. It doesn’t look out of place wherever the day or the evening takes you to.

Style guide

  • Sunny afternoon at the coast: wear a bright colourful satchel casually over your favourite summer off-the-shoulder dress. Finish the look with tanned sunnies and gladiator sandals.
  • The office chic: an elegant black satchel bag paired with a shirt in dark floral print is the perfect staple for the working girl. Linen culottes are office friendly and block heels are office friendly, yet look elegant for a date night.
  • Brunch time: When out with your girlfriends heading to the shopping center for a lazy afternoon, equip yourself with a satchel in a feminine pastel shade of pink, pointy heels, your favourite white skinny jeans and flattering v-neck or chocker top.
  • Romantic evening: For a refined feminine feel, wear a breezy summer dress over heeled strappy sandals. Leave the décolletage jewellery free and go for a beautiful pair of statement earrings and a sexy red satchel bag.
  • Bohemian luxe: Balance your favourite Boho chic maxi dress with a high-waist belt and a little brown satchel channelling that 70s vibe. Styling tips – nude lips, oversized shades and flat sandals.

It’s the accessories that really make an outfit complete, so don’t be scared to play with your bag. A chic satchel is the perfect summer staple to help you conquer all the adventures a long summer day throws at you.


Photo credit: Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2016 collection



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