Before today, I'd never owned a white bag - not even one to dance around in my younger years. I suppose I'd always thought them a bit naff, in the same way that I find white sandals a bit naff but I have no idea why that should be and no doubt next summer I will be at the front of the queue for white sandals.
Metallics are my usual preference for a summer bag if I want something that goes with everything but then I was working with M&S last week I spotted this white leather one in Collection. I didn't have time to buy it when I was working and subsequently I couldn't find it on the site (still can't - sorry!) however when I came across it in store today it had 20% off - so obviously it was meant to be.
I like the textured look and feel of this bag together with the utilitarian styling, which stops it from being too twee and makes it look a little APC. Also the cross body style makes it more laid back and less fussy than some handbag styles.
And then of course white bags started jumping out at me wherever I went....
I spotted this raw edge leather bag in Cos (£115) - again the clean, simple lines work for me. It definitely has that Scandi feel about it.
Whistles has this gorgeous satchel (£260) and it can also be worn cross body by lengthening the strap.
One of my favourites was the Whistles colour block satchel (£270). OK so it's not strictly all white but the colour palette is so simple and clean for the summer.
Having never been a fan of white bags before I feel that I may become a convert. This will (pretty much) be the only handbag that I take away with me to New York when I go this weekend so I will put it through its paces and see how it gets on. From my denim jumpsuit, to shirt dresses, to maxi dresses and my white Cos skirt, it's going to have to work hard.
I'm hoping to post one last time before I leave the UK but I'm not sure that I will manage it (although Mr SG has offered to write guest posts for me whilst I'm away) but please do come and find me on instagram for snaps of what's going on. Oh and if anyone has any orders that they want to put in for things from the US, just let me know!