With summertime just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect summer bag to hold all of the accessories you’ll need to go from outdoor summertime fun like boating, county fairs and spending time on the beach to casual dinners in town. Pops of color, especially in hues of orange, are huge this summer. Neutral tones are great too, especially when they’re used in the form of color blocking on the bag – creating a modern twist on a classically stylish bag.
This awesome Jaycee Dome Tote by KDNY is perfect for all of your summer needs. The color blocking is straight off of the runways. The colors are classic and neutral so this bag will go with any outfit in your closet. It’s large enough to fit your sunblock, a light cardigan and an extra pair of wedges so you can flawlessly go from spending the day at a local festival to a casual dinner in town afterward. Bonus: it fully zips, unlike a lot of other totes on the market, so you don’t have to worry about anyone trying to grab your wallet out of your purse. And at $95, it’s not going to break the bank.
I also love the Take Me Tote by Marc Jacobs. The color is awesome and will
make any outfit pop. The material is made out of PVC; it’s described as “rubber croc” which means it will clean up easily
after a day at the beach. Speaking of the beach, this bag can hold all of your day at the beach necessities: a water bottle, keys, magazines, your iPod and even a towel if you leave the top unzipped. And if any sand gets inside, just rinse itout with the hose when you get home! It’s slightly more expensive at $228, but is versatile enough to be used during the week as a work bag and for all of your weekend activities making it well worth the investment.
If you’re looking for a bag that’s all about heading to the beach or out on the boat, I recommend this Striped Canvas Tote Bag by the Bag Girls. The nautical stripes are classic for the beach. You know you’ll never mix it up with someone else’s beach bag because it’s personalized with your initials. The front pocket is perfect for a book and your sunscreen and the larger pocket is great for all of your necessities – an extra pair of flip flops, magazines, towels and more. It’s big enough to pack it full for two! The best part is that you won’t worry about this tote getting dirty at the beach: it’s machine washable and only $32.