SUMMER IS HERE and it’s time to inject a fresh dose of fun into our wardrobes. We give you the shortcut to update your summer wardrobe with one key accessory – the bucket bag. If you are the kind of girl who likes to just dump her keys, money, lipstick and all other knickknacks into one place and take off, bucket bags are perfect for you.
Presented at the latest runway shows by design houses like Louis Vuitton, Prada and Saint Laurent, bucket bags are ushering in a fun and hippie chic summer for us.
A refreshing change from structured, boxy shapes, the bucket bag is on its way to becoming the ‘it’ bag of the season. With a slouchy form and a cute tie-up fastening, often ending with fringed tassles, it has a distinct boho vibe going. For outdoor music festivals or lazy summer brunches, a bright bucket bag will complement your laid-back mood. Reese Witherspoon and Aditi Rao Hydari used bright bucket bags to give a pop of colour to their cool summer tees. You can also pair them with a floral dress and wedge sandals to complete your weekend look.
But while these bags scream casual summer, make them work-appropriate by picking them in neutral colours and larger sizes with shorter straps. They can add interest to your corporate wear without being too jarring. Pick minimal designs as seen on Miranda Kerr, Alassandra Ambrosio and Kirsten Dunst to play it safe at work with bucket bags.
What we love about bucket bags is that they are like a larger and simpler version of the Indian potli bags and therefore, can be paired with both western and ethnic wear with equal ease. So grab a bucket and play it cool this summer.