It’s time to upgrade your arm candy because crochet bags aren’t just for the beach

Summer’s staple bag, no matter the occasion

Threads Miu Miu Crochet bag
(Image credit: @ritamontezuma, @threadsstyling, @thandimaq)

Summer is my favourite season for accessories shopping, especially when it comes to handbags. While most of the year you’ll find me carrying something sleek and simple, usually in a leather finish, during summer all rules go out the window and I want bags that are fun, colourful and form the focal point of my outfit. 

That’s why this year, I couldn’t be happier that the crochet bag is having a moment. No longer is it secluded just to our holiday wardrobes and trips to the beach, coming in endless shapes and sizes this season, now the crochet bag is the perfect choice for everywhere from the office to the airport. It even makes the perfect arm candy for lugging around all your day to day essentials as well as wearing alongside your favourite occasion wear for summer weddings and events. Yep, the crochet bag really can do it all. 

If you want proof, just take a look on your instagram feed and I guarantee you’ll spot your favourite influencers getting on board. From Rita Montezuma’s tote style while shopping to Thandi Maq’s more formal mini bag, no outfit isn’t improved by the addition of a cute crochet bag. You can even switch out your in-flight carry on, like Kezia Cook, for a crochet tote that'll work throughout your holiday and beyond. 

If you’re wondering where to shop for the best crochet bags, there are so many options available. Miu Miu are leading the way on the designer front and while their influencer approved technicolour stripe bags sold out quicker than we could add to basket they still have so many cute options available. On the high street, Mango are my go-to for unusual colourful iterations while Next’s shell embellished mini bag will fulfill all your mermaidcore dreams. 

Want to see the full edit? Of course you do. So I’ll stop gushing about just how good the crochet bag is and let you get to scrolling (and shopping)…

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Jazzria Harris
Freelance Fashion & Beauty Writer

Jazzria Harris is a freelance fashion and beauty journalist with over 8 years experience working in the industry. At just 4ft 11, she’s an expert in petite dressing and previously wrote the column Jazz’s Short Stories giving tips and advice on dressing for petite proportions. Her wardrobe staples are a great black blazer, a hardworking slip skirt and of course a great pair of heels (for the extra inches, of course). Jazz has written for publications including ELLE UK, heat magazine, Eliza, Women & Home and more.