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Carry On: Three Handbag Trends to Love for Spring

It’s time to swap out those heavy winter handbags for an option that's on-trend for spring.

By Beth Levine April 24, 2017

As we head into our combination spring/summer—a.k.a. sprummer—it’s time to swap out those heavy winter handbags for an option that's on-trend for spring.

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Image: via Tootsies

Instead of: An Oversized Tote
Carry: A Micro Purse

This switch is hard for me, as I have a lot of stuff that I like to carry around in my purse, but as my BFF always says, "Do you really need that much stuff? Minimalism is in!” The edit is tough, but toting around nothing but a sweet little crossbody or clutch feels totally freeing. Plus the tiny size is perfect for a more daring style. Above: Kayu cactus embroidery woven clutch, $205 at Tootsies.

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Instead of: Basic black
Carry: Nude and pastel bags

Darks like navy are very necessary during dreary winter, but as we head into April nudes and pastels are feeling fresh. Honestly, everyone needs a good nude handbag no matter what the season: They go with every outfit and there is just something sexy about them. Above: Loewe leather zipper tote, $2,095 at Neiman Marcus.

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Image: via Nordstrom

Instead of: Vegan leather
Carry: Natural fabrics

This season large, clean-lined totes in leather, straw or even fabrics like cotton are summer's perfect alternative to leather, and this season they have a kitschy handcrafted vibe. Bonus? They double as great beach bags! Above: Rebecca Minkoff multicolored straw tote, $195 at Nordstrom.

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