Wherever you're going, there's a holiday handbag waiting for you!

When the sun comes out we always remember to shorten our hemlines and to pop our pedicured toes into summer sandals, but we don’t always remember to update our holiday handbag!

That’s right, we’re talking about sunshine worthy bags that will hold all of your daily essentials and leaving you looking stylish…and lets face it who doesn’t want some new arm candy?

It doesn’t matter if you’re jetting off to an exotic country, exploring European cities or staying close to home on a staycation the same rules apply when shopping for a holiday handbag – make sure they’re bright, practical and light!

Beach goers should swap heavy leather bags for light, raffia or straw totes. This year has seen loads of embellished straw bags so have a look for gorgeous embroidery. Or if you’re not into straw, try grabbing a clear bag with a fun motif or phrase – we love bags that say ‘Hit The Beach’, which is exactly where we will be! These are also great for those accidental splashes that go too far. Simply wipe dry and carry on sunbathing.

Holiday handbags aren’t just for days at the beach. If you’re off exploring cities then try swapping your dull black bags for a brightly coloured tote instead. Look out for styles with zip fastenings if you’re visiting a busy city as this means you’re less likely to loose your belongings to pickpockets. Stripes and bold, fun prints are also great for staying in the holiday spirit without looking like you belong by a pool.

And don’t forget the trusty saddle bag – perfect for a quick run around town. A brightly coloured cross body bag is also a great option for keeping your phone, keys and wallet together without weighing you down.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to scroll through our pick of the best holiday handbags!