Red hot bag. Thula Sindi SS18. (Pic: SDR photo)

Handbags are the ultimate accessory. Whether it’s a big shopper to contain everything you need (make that everything) or just the bare essentials in a simple tote. A basic cross body sling bag to a quick dash to the shop or high fashion clutch for a night out. Here are this year’s summer handbag trends to look out for:

Red hot bag. Thula Sindi SS18. (Pic: SDR photo)

Red hot: Red is the hottest colour seen on the runway for summer/spring this year. Make a bold statement by adding a bright crimson red to your outfit.

Desert tones. Bag by Mimco. (Pic: Supplied)

Keep it simple: Simple chic never goes out of style. Invest in a minimalistic design tote, shopper or crossbody in earthy desert tones like tan, sand or white.

Floral handbag by Guess (Pic: supplied)

Feminine florals: Embrace your femininity with romantic florals. For spring/summer 2017 we’re seeing flowing floral dresses in bold brights and soft pastel petals. A floral bag will add a touch of romance to an outfit.

Simple silver bag. MBFWJ17 (Pic: SDR photo)

Sparkle and shine: A jewel encrusted clutch adds instant drama and pizzazz. From studded stars to bedazzled flowers. For less sparkle and more shine, metallics are still favorite as spotted on the runways.