I just read an article that was all about summer 2011 handbag trends.  The looks for this season are so desirable, being lax enough for the beach and sophisticated enough for work.  I am now on the hunt for a new summer bag (as if I needed an excuse). 

Bold Colors: In your face hues are perfect for summer.  They just scream excitement and fun.

Get this look with the Leather Color Block Satchel, $129.29 at ASOS (top)

Tribal Prints: Get jungle fever over this season’s anything-but-ordinary patterns.

Get this look with MERLETTE, $45.00 at Aldo

White: This color (or lack thereof) is the quintessential summer look.

Get this look with the Large Woven Leatherette Handbag, $30.80 from Forever 21

Stripes: Playful and fun, this classic pattern brings a youthful twist to anything it touches.

Get this look with Paul's Boutique Oliver Stripe Large Tote Bag, $129.99 at ASOS

Textured: A unique way to add some zing to your outfit.

Get this look with the Straw Shoulder Bag, $34.95 from DSW

Do you like any of these handbag trends?

[via AOL]