A common complaint about the current state of fashion blogs is pretty valid: A lot of followers equals a lot of interest from brands, which in turn equals a lot of product integration and affiliate links. This means, more often than not, top bloggers are wearing things they’ve been sent for free in exchange for posting about it—in order to get you to shell out for it.
Where this is especially common is with designer bags. A small Chloé bag is almost $2,000, but sending one to influential bloggers free of charge is a small price to pay for the return the brand hopes to get when someone like Aimee Song of Song of Style carries it everywhere and integrates in into her personal style, and posts all about it on her site and on social media.
Still, free or not, it’s hard not to admire the amazing designer pieces on blogs today, so we’ve rounded up 15 fashion bloggers giving us serious summer bag envy.