We’re at that perfect time of year where warm days spent outside, or better yet on a beach or by a pool enjoying vacation, seem to be knocking at our doors. Many of us have these ideal days marked in our calendars with countdowns as we await that anticipated trip. And though everyday isn’t a vacation, warm weather calls for wardrobe changes and we can make choices that help us soak up and stretch out that feeling we crave.
If Prada has anything to say about it, you’ll be living this spring and summer with one of these brand new Prada bags that embodies ‘fun in the sun’ with a designer twist. With materials ranging from Terrycloth to Raffia on larger totes to some of the most sought after bag shapes on the market, Prada has you covered for your summer looks.
Imagine a hot summer day, the sun beams on your skin as you finally take out that new outfit. Your skirt and top pair seamlessly for casual relaxing to late night dinners. You grab a chair and place it in your yard, put on some music, open a drink and hear that pop and fizzle, and you sit down and just relax. Your bag must finish this story, and Prada’s new offerings will take you to this time, whether literally or figuratively in your mind, with playful takes on house staples.
Terrycloth was part of a large fashion movement a decade ago and Prada is ready to bring that soft and cozy material back. The Prada Re-Edition 2000 Terry Mini-Bag feels nostalgic and modern wrapped into a bag that wants to be touched and held. The color contrast between the white body of the bag with the black embroidered lettering logo (there’s the reverse black and white version as well) draws you in immediately. From afar, you may wonder the material, but up close, it’s a material that wants to be held and carried. This Re-Edition 2000 bag is another major hit for the House of Prada, with the compact over the shoulder bag receiving tons of praise (not to mention plenty of celeb and fashion lovers alike spotted with the bag). The bag is small, but mighty, with its style and iconic silhouette. The interior is lined in Re-Nylon logo print and the woven top handle is intended to sit snuggly under your arm. Dimensions are 6.7″ H x 2.4″ L x 8.7″ W.
If you love the terrycloth but want something larger, this tote is a fun option. The Prada Terry Tote Bag showcases the same vivid color contrasts as the bag above in a larger size. Prada’s iconic lettering is given a maxi size on the front of the bag and the interior is lined in Re-Nylon with logo print lining and a zipper pocket. The terry handles sit nicely over the shoulder and the lightness of the bag makes it great for toting your essentials for daily use or vacation use. The tote measures 13.4″ H x 6.3″ L x 15.8″ W.
If you love the terry accessories, there are these sandals you can slide on for a comfortable and stylish touch, or this headband that really makes a statement. My personal favorite might be this bucket hat, because what feels more Prada than a crisp, white hat that works with your shorts and a shirt to complete your head-to-toe Prada ensemble. The moody and alluring blue and white tie-dye print on this dress, top and skirt set is dreamy, and if you pair any of these with a clean, white pair of shades you can really complete the look.
Raffia is one of the biggest trends this spring and summer and the Prada Re-Edition 2005 Raffia Bag offers an updated take on one of the hottest bags of the past few years. From the minute the Re-Edition 2005 was released, it became one of the must-have bags of the moment, and the Raffia version contains every aspect of the bag we know and love with a full raffia body. The natural material immediately gives off a summery mood, and on this versatile bag (with its removable raffia zipper pouch and Re-Edition keychain), the bag is quite delightful. There are still leather details, a detachable chain handle, and a detachable, adjustable 85cm logo print shoulder strap as well. Prada offers 4 colors, including tan, black, yellow, and petal pink. From light and airy summer dresses to denim and white, this bag will become the talk of your outfit without being a distraction.
If you want a simpler tote, and are ready to carry a bit less or put your items in pouches, the Prada Raffia Tote features a soft, deconstructed design. You can opt for bright and bold pouches, sunglass cases, or just throw in your sunscreen and swimsuit and use this bag as a true pool or beach tote. Instead of the triangular metal logo, the Prada triangle is constructed from raffia and embellished with the embroidered lettering logo at the center. Dimensions are 15″ H x 1.1″ L x 14.2″ W.