Wearable Fashion Trend: The Circle Bag

the best circle bags for spring and summer 2018 at all price pointsI don’t think you need to adopt a single trend to look stylish. However, each season some trends arrive that can really update your look and provide style for this season and many seasons to come. This season, I am loving the circle bag trend. While this trend has been here for a bit (I had a circle bag this past fall), this spring the bags are more functional (you can retrieve items one-handed without having to remove the entire bag) and full of variety so there’s one to fit most any personal style and budget. Below my picks for the best circle bags for spring and beyond (incuding my latest bag purchase):

The Best Summery Circle Bags

the best circle bags for spring and summer 2018 at all price points picked by Wardrobe Oxygen

  1. Need a bit more space in your bag? This shoulder bag would be a fantastic beach or everyday bag. I love the drawstring liner which keeps everything in place and would also protect your contents from sand and water. $49
  2. Think pink! Hot pink is hot hot hot this spring, but it’s always a great accent color. This raffia round crossbody bag from KAANAS is so simple and so sweet, it would look great with a Breton top and ankle jeans, summer sundresses, and even your favorite jeans. $69
  3. When the temps rise, you want a bag that won’t add weight or sweat to your day. This small, lightweight canvas shouderbag is perfect for jaunts to the farmers market, sightseeing, or even to tuck into a bigger bag for shopping or weekends at the pool. The blue would be great if you desire a neutral, though the polka dot option is pretty adorable. $45
  4. The raffia and wicker bag trend is another hot look this spring. Get both trends in one bag with this black crossbody. The color elevates the look beyond the boardwalk, making it a piece you can wear everyday. $45

The Best Circle Bags for the Minimalist

Wardrobe Oxygen picks the best circle bags at every price point for 2018. These minimalist styles will be chic now and seasons to come.

  1. This is the round crossbody bag I bought last month. Made of super buttery leather, this bag is lightweight and not too large, but still has enough room for all your purse essentials and a paperback novel or bottle of water. While I got it in black, it also comes in a very chic cognac shade. $198  The same bag, offered in a shade called Aloe.
  2. For the minimalist, this soft calfskin crossbody is perfection. No visible hardware, no frou-frou, just clean lines and craftsmanship. Three colors to choose from; the natural is pretty perfect for spring though I am drawn to the silver too! $180
  3. If you’d prefer your tote to be able to be slung over your shoulder, this is a great option. Clean lines and no hardware, this can be your everyday bag that you wear year-round. Two colors and finishes to choose from this USA-made leather bag. $358
  4. So clean and modern, this suede crossbody becomes a classic. Three colors to choose from, the red is so rich but gosh that blue has me swooning and dreaming of summer days. Suede is one of the hot fabrics this spring (YES suede can be worn in spring and summer! That old rule died over a decade ago and never made sense anyway. Come on, shouldn’t suede be worn in the dry months?). What an elegant bag! $228
  5. For those who prefer a larger bag, or need more space for their essentials, I have the bag for you! This tote keeps the circle trend going, but with plenty of room (and plenty of chic-ness!). I love the detail of the handles, it really elevates the whole look. $68

The Best Circle Bags with Spunk

Wardrobe Oxygen picks the best circle bags for spring and summer 2018. These are the most creative and sassy picks for the season at all price points.

  1. If you like your bag to also be a work of art, check out this circle bag from Ann Howell Bullard. Handpainted and made in the USA, this is the kind of bag that can be part of your signature style and worn year round for years to come. $398
  2. Cat lovers rejoice with this adorable crossbody! Gold trim and partial-chain crossbody strap dress up this bag so it could work for a night out, a day wedding, or Sunday brunch. The feline details aren’t too precious; if you style it with a simpler look you could easily rock this even if you don’t usually have a whimsical personal style. $29
  3. Make a statement without saying a word with this two-tone circle bag. The black and white contrast gives a mod feel and will work with everything from a fit and flare dress with trendy sneakers to a blazer and jeans. I’d love to see it with an all black and white look, it would be terribly chic. $54
  4. Looking for the perfect little bag to hold all your essentials to the next concert, festival, or night out? How about this studded beauty from ASOS? Black with silver studs in a pretty pattern and a partial-chain crossbody strap will glam up even a simple tee and jeans. With its price you won’t feel bad if it gets a little mud or sloshed beer on it (and the material will be easy to wipe clean) yet it can still dress up for Date Night. $35
  5. Looking for some sass with your circle bag? How about this beaded cutie from Clare V? Clip off the handle and you have a clutch for evening events that will definitely make a statement with your not-so LBD. $315

 

The Best Circle Bags to Wear All Year

Wardrobe Oxygen picks the best circle bags for 2018 - these choices are stylish this spring and summer and beyond

  1. As ladylike as a Kelly bag and in such a classic material, this circle handbag will be a treasured part of your wardrobe for years to come. I have a croc-embossed bag from Clare V. and it has proven to be well-made, stylish no matter the trends, and a well-used piece of my collection. I gotta say, I’ve had my eye on this beauty for a couple months so don’t be surprised if you see it on the blog in the future! $275
  2. Want some versatility with your circle bag? This one has two straps so you can vary between wearing it as a crossbody or a wristlet. Three colors to choose from, while the red is a classic don’t bypass the marine blue which would look fantastic with summer brights and spring pastels! $39.95
  3. The perfect little pop of color to accent all your looks this spring and summer… and beyond. Available in five different colors, from basic black to hot pink, metallic silver to crisp white. I’m partial to yellow which is a color that is hard to wear against the face but so great for a bag (pair with denim, olive, turquoise, hot pink, white, black, coral, and so much more!). $49
  4. Who says trends are only for the weekends? This glamourous croco-embossed bag from Brahmin would feel right at home for the office, a professional event, or more serious occasion yet would still be quite adorable with your favorite sundress and sandals. I have a Brahmin bag that is almost a decade old and is still chic; this is a bag you can wear now and a decade from now and the color makes it even more timeless. $295
  5. Love the croco look but your budget can’t stomach the Brahmin price? Check out this chic cross-body. Available in four fabulous colors perfect for spring through fall, this is a budget-friendly yet elegant choice. $68

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4 Comments

  1. Cynthia
    March 28, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    How did you manage to read my mind? I’ve been thinking about circle bags and you’ve found some amazing ones. Thanks!

  2. Lily
    March 27, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Nope. They remind me of canteens I guess.

  3. lee
    March 27, 2018 / 12:24 pm

    These round bags are just so cute! I want one, but I also don’t feel like I can justify spending a lot of money on one. I’m worried the style will go out too soon and I also tend to be rough on my bags. So, maybe one of the less expensive options for me, for summer. Thanks Ali!

  4. Leslie
    March 27, 2018 / 11:38 am

    In college (late 80s/early 90s) I had a circle Gucci bag. I honestly have no idea where I got it – I had no money! But it was a prized possession. I donated it about 10 years ago, after it just sat on my shelf in my closet for years. Can’t believe it is on trend now!

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