Just get a bag and drop a dream in it, and you'll be surprised what happens. 
-Charles Nelson Reilly-

The summer bag is everything we have to talk about this season. Why? simply because unlike ever before, the bag is available in unbelievable amounts of colors, designs and trends all in one season!

I am bringing to you a selection of bags which portray several trends for the Spring/Summer 2016 period, which I am sure you will love ;)

The Snake Skin

Left: CHLOÉ Faye medium python, suede and leather shoulder bag; Right: MANU ATELIER Pristine micro python shoulder bag
The snake skin purse evolved tremendously in the last few years. I love how the purse in snake skin or animal print is made available to match your outfit, or is implemented with other materials (such as suede in the above photograph). 

The snake skin bag appeared on numerous Spring/Summer shows and is certainly a trend this season.

The Playful Purse

Left: ANYA HINDMARCH Valorie glittered canvas clutch; Right: CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA Roby embellished Perspex clutch
Ever since the peekaboo Fendi bag appeared on the market, the trend made it cool to play a little with the purse. Many brands are now producing playful, cartoon inspired collections of handbags and clutches. 

The embellished bag

TOMASINI Lucile embellished suede bucket bag
Suede, bucket bag and embellished. Available in black. What else would you ask for this season? ;)

The printed and embroidered

VALENTINO My Rockstud micro printed leather shoulder bag
Its all about prints and more prints for this summer of 2016. The printed bag is high on the trends list of accessories, and I even witnessed several printed bags which exactly matched the prints of the garments worn by models on the spring/summer runways. The color and print mixed with the classic fringed trend is also seen this season.

CHLOÉ Hudson tasseled leather shoulder bag

If you are not a big fan of statement bags but still wish to stay on trend for the summer of 2016, then you can always opt for the newly made popular 'boxed' shapes small bags. This black one made by Mark Cross is one of my favorites:

MARK CROSS Grace small textured-leather box shoulder bag
The leather boxed shoulder bag is tremendously popular now, and is made a day-to-day bag that you can wear casually with a pair of jeans.

What are your favorite trends for this summer? ;)