Bags become super important during the warmer months. While winter dressing allows us to fill up the multitude of pockets and layers we’re wearing, hitting higher temperatures means fewer clothes and fewer pockets. As a substitute, shoulder bags will do the job.

Forgoing the double straps of a backpack, shoulder bags allow for less back coverage and therefore less sweat, too, which is a serious consideration. Big enough to fit your essentials and nothing more, it forces us to pack light and live with the consequences: a valuable life lesson in this day and age.

With the help of Farfetch, we’ve put together a list of 10 shoulder bags to see you through summer and beyond. Ranging from refined Prada, Gucci, and Issey Miyake designs to rugged, contemporary pieces by the likes of Innerraum and Balenciaga, all styles are covered by the following shoulder bags.

Shop 10 of the best shoulder bags for 2022 below.

Prada Triangle-Logo Bag

Triangle-Logo Bag

Triangle-Logo Bag

$1950

Prada

Buy at Farfetch

Prada's iconic triangular logo becomes a whole bag. Cut from lime-green leather, this piece features a blown-up Prada sign embossed across the front by way of detailing.

Jacquemus Le Messageru Shoulder Bag

Le Messageru Shoulder Bag

Le Messageru Shoulder Bag

$579

Jacquemus

Buy at Farfetch

Jacquemus has a penchant for making 'it' bags. Remember the tiny handbags that earned viral fame? Well, this one's much less memeable but no less attractive.

Balenciaga Car Camera Mini Bag

Car Camera Mini Bag

Car Camera Mini Bag

$1090

Balenciaga

Buy at Farfetch

Balenciaga's Car Camera Bag is surprisingly understated for Demna. Aside from the utlra-bright yellow hue, the embossed leather case features just a Balenciaga text logo to finish.

Maison Margiela Grained Leather Shoulder Bag

Grained Leather Shoulder Bag

Grained Leather Shoulder Bag

$1405

Maison Margiela

Buy at Farfetch

Maison Margiela knows a thing or two about out-there, avant-garde design but this simple shoulder bag reverts to classic sophistication. Revolving around a beautifully grained leather build, it needs no eye-catching detailing to make an impact.

Gucci Ophidia Bag

Ophidia Bag

Ophidia Bag

$1350

Gucci

Buy at Farfetch

Gucci's monogram forms the foundation for the Ophidia Bag which also features the iconic red and green webbing stripe leading up to the Double-G logo to round out this unmistakable Gucci piece.

Jil Sander Drawstring Shoulder Bag

Drawstring Shoulder Bag

Drawstring Shoulder Bag

$790

Jil Sander

Buy at Farfetch

Jil Sander has never been one for major logos or bold color palettes. This understated drawstring bag sits effortlessly around the shoulder and will round out any kind of outfit.

Bottega Veneta Tech Casette Bag

Tech Casette Bag

Tech Casette Bag

$1800

Bottega Veneta

Buy at Farfetch

Two major Bottega tropes define the Tech Casette Bag. The Intrecciato weave begins the statement while the bold Bottega green finishes it off.

Innerraum Panelled Crossbody Bag

Panelled Crossbody Bag

Panelled Crossbody Bag

$734

Innerraum

Buy at Farfetch

If you roll up a Balenciaga Track Sneaker and add a shoulder strap, the result is something like this piece by Innerraum, we think.

CAMPERLAB Cow-Print Shoulder Bag

Cow-Print Shoulder Bag

Cow-Print Shoulder Bag

$505

CAMPERLAB

Buy at Farfetch

Achilles Ion Gabriel's CAMPERLAB is really making some waves right now. Mind-bending footwear silhouettes that combine playfulness with severe industrial aesthetics are sweeping the scene and this cow-print handbag shows the accessories aren't far behind, either.

Issey Miyake Pleated Shoulder Bag

Pleated Shoulder Bag

Pleated Shoulder Bag

$546

Issey Miyake

Buy at Farfetch

Issey Miyake's iconic pleats really do work on anything. From trousers to blazers, overcoats, and shoulder bags, there's no side of the modern wardrobe that doesn't benefit from some technical pleats.

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