Bucket bags were the order of the day at Costume Nationale, Alberta Ferretti, Tods and Gucci

Bucket bags were the order of the day at Costume Nationale, Alberta Ferretti, Tods and Gucci

Now that the clocks have gone forward and, you know, it's officially summer, we're spending most of our time day-dreaming about our summer hols and the festivals we're already mentally packing our rucksacks for. 

However, with the super-changeable weather that's set to roll in over the next couple of weeks (sob!) we're admitting defeat to the fact that it's still a while off before we can step out in our denim cut offs and gladiator sandals without so much as a second thought — or a preliminary glance out of the window... 

But if you're anything like us and are still looking for a summer fashion fix, we've got you covered. 

Hitting stores in a big way this week are buckets bags, the arm candy heralded as the It style of the season; thanks mainly to the '70s fashion re-surge.

After clocking up more catwalk time than Kendall Jenner on the SS15 runways, we always knew they were going to be hot property come the summer months and there are now lots of killer styles to choose from, no matter your budget...

The ultimate festival bag, they hold way more than the look and nail that Boho vibe that's so craved by festi-goers in one. 

If festivals just aren't your thing (or if your still scorned that you didn't manage to bag that ticket to Glastonbury) don't worry — there are hoards of polished and seriously chic styles to take your pick from too that will see you through the working week right through to Saturday night down the pub. 

As if you needed more convincing, here's our pick of the bucket bag crop... Happy shopping! 

Red Leather Bucket Bag, £595, Sophie Hulme at Net-A-Porter

A red bag will never go out of style so it's definitely worth investing in one seriously great buy. The gold hardware and minimal cut to this bucket bag mean it oozes sophistication and won't date — even when AW15 rolls around. 

Red Leather Bucket Bag, £595, Sophie Hulme at Net-A-Porter

Snake Print Bucket Bag, £295, Whistles

Leopard print will always be a style mainstay but snake motifs feel oh-so now. Get in on the python action the easy way by snapping up a killer accessory — this Whistles number ticks off two major trends in one. 

Suedette Burnt Orange Bucket Bag, £39.99, Zara

Following on from the '70s vibe of the season is this perfectly priced number from Zara. Burnt orange is a key colour from the throwback era; just pair with ripped jeans, a crisp white shirt, clogs and oversized sunnies for the ultimate in Chloe-esque cool. 

Black Minimal Bucket Bag, £165, Iris & Ink at THE OUTNET.COM

Making bucket bags suitable for the office is Iris & Ink who has come up trumps with this textured leather number. If black's too harsh for summer in your mind, we recommend snapping up the white version instead...

Tan Fringed Bucket Bag, £210, Diane Von Furstenberg

Tassels, check. Luxe gold chain, check. Tan suede, check. There's nothing we don't like about this DVF arm candy...

Moc Croc Leather Bag With Tassels, £89.99, Zara

Blush pinks are all the rage right now so this bag is a no-brainer. Get on your hands on it pronto and work it with white, dove grey and deep indigo tones and you'll look effortlessly pulled together. 

Moc Croc Leather Bag With Tassels, £89.99, Zara

Blue Dual-Handle Suede Bucket Bag, £1200, Saint Laurent at FarFetch.co.uk

Bucket bags don't get much dreamier than this Saint Laurent lovely but sadly it comes at a price. But with lashings of fringing, gold accents and a super-hot colour, we're *really* tempted to take out a loan for this bad boy...

Blue Dual-Handle Suede Bucket Bag, £1200, Saint Laurent at FarFetch.co.uk

Grey Slouchy Bucket Bag, £30, Warehouse

We don't know about you but we'd never have guessed this beauty costs £30! It looks so much more expensive and it won't be a complete and utter disaster if it gets mud-splattered at Glasto or Coachella. Now that's what we call a win/win. Bravo, Warehouse...

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So many bucket bags, so little time...