Three of My Go-To Bags for Spring (Plus a Bonus Bag!)

My Go-To Bags for Spring

Huge thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post!

One way I know I’m feeling the shift from one season to the next is through my choice of handbags.  When I really start feeling the shift in seasons, I reach for a different set of handbags, going from darker colored ones with weightier details in colder months to lighter colored ones with airier feeling details in warmer months.  Handbags can really play into the vibe of your outfits, and when springtime hits, I love using bags to elevate those spring vibes!

Today I’m sharing three types of bags that will wonderfully complement your spring outfits (plus a bonus bag!), and I’m partnering with Nordstrom to do it!  Nordstrom has been my favorite place to get bags for the last 5+ years.  Over 75% of my bags are from there!  They look great and have lasted years, so I’m excited to share a few bags for spring with you today!

SIZING INFO: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6 in clothes, 8.5 to 9 in shoes.


Yellow Peplum Top + Denim Jacket + Cognac Tote + White JeansDenim jacket + Yellow top + Cognac tote + wedges + white skinniesDenim jacket + yellow peplum top + white skinnies + cognac tote + ugg wedges White skinnies + cognac toe + ugg wedges Yellow peplum top + white skinnies + cognac tote + denim jacket

1. The All-Season Everyday Tote
Though I just talked about spring, I want to start off with a tote that I actually use year round.  This tote should be absolutely no stranger to you if you’ve been reading PMT for any length of time.  But in case you’re new here, I’ve used this thing pretty much every other day for the last 5 years.  FIVE YEARS, you guys!  It’s got staying power, lemme tell ya.

I loooove this thing. It’s SO, so versatile and goes with so many different types of outfits like everyday casual style, dressier casual outfits, athleisure, and the casual end of business casual.  It’s very lightweight too!

And, even though its color is not as airy as taupe or light grey, it still works in every single season. (If you need proof, see my previous posts with this tote HERE.)  Above, it’s perfectly anchoring a spring outfit of white jeans + yellow striped double peplum top and wedges!

This tote is also reversible, meaning you can get two colors in one.  Mine is the cognac/black one, and there is a cognac/lighter tan combo that you can see HEREIf you’re looking for a tote that you can wear with almost anything through out the whole year, definitely check this out!

Also, I can’t move on from this outfit without telling you about this denim jacket.  It’s on the pricier side, but SO COMFY and so worth it!  It’s lightweight and really, really stretchy!  If you’re in the market for a denim jacket, you need to try this one!  And remember, Nordstrom offers free returns and free return shipping on all orders, so you can try it risk free ??.  This is a medium/light wash, but there is a lighter wash one that I also got.  See them both HERE.

Shop The Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact-wearing size S, similar other colors)
Jeans: (similar)
Denim Jacket: Nordstrom (exact-wearing size M)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar, similar, similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)


White Jeans + Grey Tee + Blush Scarf + Pink BagBlush Flats + White Jeans + Pink Bags + Grey Top + Blush Scarf Blush bag + White Jeans + Grey tee Grey tee + pink scarf + white skinnies + pink bag

2. Colored Bag – Blush
Another bag that’s great to have in the spring rotation is a colored bag.  Any color works, but for the last several years, blush pink hsas been my go-to!  Blush pink adds a soft springy vibe to outfits, and I especially love it with white and grey.

This pink crossbody bag is a great sizebig enough to hold essentials, but not enormous.  It’s separated into 3 major compartments which all have snap button closures.  The middle compartment is the deepest, while the other two are shallower and can hold your phone or smaller items without getting lost deep down in a pocket.

To tie together the look, I added a pretty blush scarf.  Scarves are a great way to change up your outfits.  This scarf is really soft and such a great complement to the blush bag!

Also BTW, this grey tee has been in my closet for years, and I continue to love how well it drapes.  Whenever anyone asks what my favorite basic tee is, without question it’s this!  It’s on the thin side and therefore can be prone to getting holes (though mine haven’t yet, years in), but I find that is usually the case with t-shirts if you want a good drape. It comes in tons of colors which you can check out HERE.

Shop The Outfit:
Tee: Nordstrom (exact-wearing size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar)
Scarf: Nordstrom (exact, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)


Yellow tie top + bootcut jeans + white bag + yellow wedgesbootcut jeans + yellow tie top + yellow wedges + white bag

3. Light Neutral Bag
Last on my list of must-have spring bags is a light neutral bag, usually white or very light grey.  A bag like this never fails me!  It goes with everything, plus it helps “lifts” outfits and create light springy vibes.  This satchel is almost identical to the pink one above, but slightly bigger.  It’s a classic style that will go with many things spring after spring!

Above I paired it with my ridiculously COMFY bootcut jeans.  These things are SO stretchy and comfy all through the leg, and there’s even elastic in the waistband!  If you’re new here, I’ve been saying for years that they feel like yoga pants, and they’re PMT favorites!  I sized up to 8 for a looser fit around my thighs, which also gave them a little more length.  If you have thinner limbs, you could stick with your normal size.  (I always order two or more sizes since Nordstrom offers free return shipping!)  Find them HERE.

Also these wedges are so great that I got them in two colors!  (I got Saffron and Tavertine.)  I haven’t walked a ton in them yet, but I like that the strap around the toe is soft and the wedge has a platform, so despite the heel, it doesn’t feel that hard to walk in them.  They come in 11 colors HERE.  The coral ones (Rustee) are ADORABLE too!

Shop the Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact-wearing size S; similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact)
Shoes: Nordstrom (exact)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)


Yellow Top + Statement Necklace + light jeansYellow tie top + Light jeans + blush flats + white tote + statement necklace Light jeans + Yellow tie top + Statement necklace + White Tote

Bonus: Springy Details
One bag that’s not on my must-haves list but is a totally fun addition is a bag with cutout details.  This is a version of #3 above–a light neutral bag, but with springy details.  The cutouts add more airiness and lightness to outfits–plus they’re just so cute!  This bag comes in white as shown above, camel which is a really pretty lighter tan, and black.  See them all HERE.

Shop The Outfit:
Top: Nordstrom (exact-wearing size S; similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact)
Shoes: Nordstrom (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)


If you’re looking to add some bags to your spring collection, try a tote, a blush bag, or a light neutral bag!  They’ve been my go-to’s for years and have totally been worth adding to my closet.  Do any of these make your list of must-have bags for spring?

More Great Bags for Spring

I rounded up a few more bags that are sooo pretty and versatile for spring!  Shop them by swiping through the widget below:



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