Every Bag You Need For Soirée Season

Your summer shoulder accessories, sorted!

By Guest Styler | 10th December 2020

The summer season is when your accessories really get to see some miles, in particular your handbags. Events, day trips, and long-awaited catch-ups means a fully booked social calendar with multiple outfits required. A distinctive bag is a simple and sure-fire way to update your wardrobe to capture the trends of the moment without a complete overhaul. Winning! The perfect bag captures both form and function, which is why we love the selection of shoulder accessories from CHARLES & KEITH. Their chic, sartorial style makes for practical, yet beautiful pieces that can transcend across multiple events! Plus, they are currently offering free delivery on all orders placed between the 10th – 15th December! From the bars to the beaches, CHARLES & KEITH have got a killer selection for those in the market for a new bag (and really, who isn’t!). Check out our top picks for every summer event below.

Christmas Day Beach Trip

It’s a familiar sight to see surfers in Santa hats come Christmas day as so many of us flock to the beach for some festive fun. A beach bag needs to be just the right size to fit all the essentials (you know, a towel, hat…cheeky bevvy), yet not be too cumbersome for carrying around the coast. We love this translucent pink tote with its pop of colour, chunky chain detail, and inner pouch for keeping the important things dry and free from sand.


NYE Glam

Safe to say after a year of track pants, messy buns and countless nights in, we’re set to welcome in 2021 with some GLAMOUR! Nothing says, ‘night on the town’ quite like a LBC…that’s little black clutch ICYMI. A black clutch is one of those wardrobe staples you’ll use time and time again for those after dark affairs. We’re crushing on this quilted number, talk about high fashion! Perfect as a hand-held accessory, or if you’re busy boogying (outside…let’s keep it safe guys) into the New Year, throw it over your shoulder with the dainty gold chain.

Weekend Picnic

Those December/January weekends are fast becoming fully booked with events and catch-ups. Perhaps you’ve got a lunch with the extended family or even a day date with the other half…either way you’ll want to be looking cute. Weekend picnics are the perfect event for your summer time accessories to come out. Think wide brimmed hats, your favourite sunnies and of course, the perfect daytime handbag. Natural fibres are a huge summer staple that take over every year. Which is why we are loving this rattan beauty from CHARLES & KEITH. Its cylindrical shape is super funky and we adore the brown leather top handle!

Work Party

One of the most anticipated events of the year is when you get to let your hair down and celebrate a year of hard yakka with the work wives…champers all around! Depending on the vibe of your work party, your level of glam may differ. So, we’d recommend any of these beautiful neutral handbags to complete your party outfit. Neutral tones like chocolate brown, khaki and beige are a great middle ground when it comes to your accessories. They can glam up or tone down a lot of outfits, plus they blend well with lots of other colours. Pouch bags have been HUGE this year and we don’t see the trend slowing down, which is why we’re obsessed with CHARLES & KEITH’s take on the trend with this beige number, complete with the cool knotted detail on the handle.

Sunset Cocktails

What’s a summer holiday without a couple of Aperols with your best girlfriends, right! Those sunset cocktails are the perfect opportunity to bring out the fun and vivacious side of your fashion. When it comes to your handbags, be bold and add a pop of colour into your outfit for those frivolous nights out. We love playing around with different shapes as well like this circular, mustard option. You can hold it in your hand or SURPRISE! It also comes with a super cute chunky chain strap. You gotta love options!

Lead Image and Thumbnail by CHARLES & KEITH.





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