I don’t know how it is outside of Southern California, but these days have sure been gloomy. Now that July is here, hopefully the sun will stay out more and that it will finally feel like summer! With summer comes summer bags; bright, light and colorful. So what’s going on this summer? Expect to see bright colored patterned bags, straw bags, and rope handle bags. One look that I like is the nautical look. There’s something about the sailor look in the summer that makes it look so classy. I love the blue and white color combination which is probably why I’m always wearing white and blue. Don’t have nautical clothing? You can add the nautical look to a simple outfit and flats or loafers with nautical bags like the ones pictured. The one above is a Gap Nautical tote bag that has braided rope straps and a cotton canvas body with navy blue and white stripes. It includes brown leather accents at the rope shoulder straps and has a cotton lining interior with a pocket. The one below is the Cooperative Saddle Bag from Urban Outfitters. It’s also a canvas bag with faux leather trim and a magnetic snap flap closure. The shoulder strap is adjustable and includes several pockets in the interior. Happy Sailing!