Before hitting the beach or the pool, you’ll need a great beach bag to hold all of your summer necessities. The key is to find one that is both functional and stylish. Not only are beach bags a practical accessory, but they can also add a pop of color or even dimension to your look. Finding the right swimsuit and coverup is important, but so is finding a must-have tote to top off your summer style.
When shopping for a beach bag, you should choose one that you won’t mind getting wet or sandy, but still looks fashionable. You’ll also want your bag to be large enough so to be able to hold your beach towel, sunscreen, and magazines. Kate Moss toted an unbelievably large straw tote – which NEVER goes out of style – while vacationing on the beaches of St. Tropez, and we love it! What do you think she was carrying in that jumbo bag?
If you’ll be vacationing in St. Tropez or even if you live near a beach, straw totes by Kate Spade and Tory Burch are the perfect bag to complete your beach look. Roxy and Forever 21 make colorful straw totes that are sure to brighten up your outfit.
Or, if you are taking it easy and relaxing poolside at the country club, a jelly bag by Lilly Pullitzer or River Island are the perfect combination of preppy, playful, and contemporary. And lastly, if you really want to make a statement, you’ll love the printed bags by MICHAEL Michael Kors and Cynthia Vincent!
Whether you are looking to spend a little or a lot, there is a summer-y bag to fit every gal’s budget! After searching for this season’s hottest styles, we’ve found our 8 favorite beach totes ranging in price from low to high. Leave a comment below and tell us where you will be taking your beach bag this summer!
1. SHOP THIS TOTE: Forever 21 Women’s Straw Tote
2. SHOP THIS BAG: Roxy Big Buddy Juniors Tote Bag
3. SHOP THIS TOTE: River Island Jelly Shopper
4. SHOP THIS TOTE: Lilly Pulitzer Shoreline Tote
5. SHOP THIS TOTE: Tory Burch Small Straw Square Tote
6. SHOP THIS TOTE: MICHAEL Michael Kors Marina Large Shoulder Tote
7. SHOP THIS TOTE: Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Cove Beach Tote
8. SHOP THIS TOTE: Kate Spade New York Birds of Paradise Straw Tote