The Bottega Veneta Pouch Bag has been one of my favorite designer bags for the past year. I reach for it time and time again because of its minimal, elegant silhouette. With such a different design from my other handbags, it always makes a great addition to my outfits and elevates everything. The shape of the Pouch bag resembles a large vintage coin purse (or an oversized clutch), which doesn’t necessarily appeal to everyone. However, I think it looks so chic when tucked under the arm. I’ve now owned the bag for almost a year – and still get questions about whether or not it’ll be a timeless investment. Despite it being a non-traditional designer bag, I personally feel that it’ll remain relevant over the long haul (you can read my full review here). This summer, I’ve definitely maximized its use and thought I would share 10 different ways you can wear the Bottega Veneta Pouch this season.
1. Summer Suiting
Blazers are something I wear all throughout the year so it’s no surprise that I love wearing it with my Pouch bag. The white version of the bag looks so chic with a white blazer and matching paperbag shorts for a simple summer suit. This is an outfit that you can wear out during the day or at night while you’re grabbing drinks.
Nordstrom Bodysuit (wearing an XS, budget version here) | Janessa Leone Hat (better for budget here) | Revolve Linen Pants (similar here, here and here) | Dior Locket Necklace (similar here, budget version here) | Bottega Veneta The Pouch | Castañer Wedges (better for budget here) | Similar Gold Bracelets
2. Nude Bodysuit & Wide Leg Pants
The Pouch bag feels really luxe in nature, so I love pairing it with sharp pieces like wide-leg trousers. The elongated silhouette and high rise waist looks perfectly tailored every time. The Pouch bag puts on the finishing touches, especially when paired with these pants, a neutral top, and gold accessories.
Abercrombie Camel Cardigan (on sale now, wearing an XS) | Abercrombie White Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Abercrombie White Denim (wearing a 24S) | Bottega Veneta Camel Bag | Express Lace-Up Heels | Gold Layering Necklace (and here)
3. Color Coordinated
The sleek, buttery soft nature of the Pouch bag goes really well with chunky knit textures too. So if you’re spending a lot of time indoors where the AC is turned down low, style your clutch with a cardigan in a similar color. I’m currently obsessed with anything camel, which happens to match the Cammello-colored Pouch.
Topshop Embroidered Lace Top (wearing a US 4) | Walmart White Bralette | Nordstrom White Shorts (wearing an XS, similar here) | Castañer Espadrille Wedges (better for budget here) | Bottega Veneta The Pouch (better for budget here) | Amazon White Sunglasses (under $15!)
4. Puff Sleeve Top & Paperbag Shorts
One of the trendiest details this summer is the puff sleeve accent. Since the Pouch is so pared back, it looks amazing with this season’s go-to statement top! I love how it accentuates a trendy outfit like this without stealing too much of the spotlight.
5. Summer Maxi
It’s probably obvious that the Pouch bag looks stunning with neutral outfits, but it seriously looks just as good when worn with color! It makes the perfect accessory for a bold, printed maxi dress. You just need to add a straw hat and espadrilles for the best summer vibes.
Revolve Linen Blazer (wearing an XXS, better for budget here) | Levi’s White Denim (wearing a 24) | Bottega Veneta Bag (in Mist color, budget version here) | Anine Bing Lace Bralette | Celine Sunglasses (similar here, budget version here) | Alexandre Birman White Heels (better for budget here) | Chanel Earrings
6. Linen Blazer & White Denim
For a casual take the tailored blazer outfit, opt for a lightweight linen fabrication as this lightens up the typical structured shape. It also makes for an effortless combo with the Pouch bag, which you can wear during the day or through the weekend.
7. Knit Skirt, Ribbed Tank Top, & Moto Jacket
The Pouch works just as well for that transitional period between summer and fall. To achieve a chic transitional outfit, pair your favorite knit skirt with a ribbed top and add a leather moto jacket on top. Despite feeling a little edgy, a white Pouch bag freshens up the outfit and keeps it from looking too dark.
Nordstrom White Linen Shirt (similar here and here) | Levi’s White Denim (wearing a 24) | Hermes Belt | Christian Louboutin White Heels (similar here, better for budget here) | Janessa Leone Hat (better for budget here) | Bottega Veneta Bag
8. Button Down Top, White Jeans & Fedora
You can never go wrong with the classics, like a down top, jeans, and pumps. In the summer when the weather is warmer, you can get away with all three pieces in white. I always incorporate warmer-toned accessories into an all-white outfit, like a cognac brown belt and handbag. It’s an easy way to break up the stark white look.
Balmain Blazer (wearing an FR34, better for budget here) | Marissa Webb Leopard Shorts (wearing a 0, better for budget here) | Free People Tank (wearing an XS) | Tamara Mellon Heels (better for budget here) | Bottega Veneta Bag (better for budget here) | Quay Sunglasses
9. Animal Print
Although I am much more of a solids fan, there are certain prints that I make exceptions for. These cheetah printed shorts were too cute to pass up, especially with the belted high waist and folded hem! The darker blazer layered on top adds a little edge and acts as a really nice contrast layer between the print and large clutch.
10. Bodysuit & Distressed Jeans
As I’ve mentioned countless times, one of the best things about the Bottega Veneta Pouch is how versatile it is. It even looks amazing when paired with everyday, distressed jeans and a basic bodysuit.