Top picks for totes
Tote your summer stuff in one of the season's cutest bags —
and pick up a fab pair of sandals to match!
For those days when you're not sure what time you'll be home or how much you'll need to pack into your schedule (and your purse), we suggest this colorful UGG tote in pink and chocolate brown (uggaustralia.com, $130). A leather pocket and handles take this bag up a few stylish notches.
Pair with: Rachel Zoe flat ankle strap sandals (neimanmarcus.com, $235).
If you're looking for a timeless tote that will take you into many summers to come, we suggest looking no further than this striped Charlotte Ronson herringbone striped tote in pale, summer-ready yellow (nordstrom.com, $148). While this bag was made for the beach, it would work equally well for daytime patio dates.
Pair with: Topshop yellow cut out sandals (topshop.com, $200).
Every summer accessories collection should contain at least one all-purpose straw tote bag that can be taken anywhere, from road trips to backyard barbecues. We'll be adding this one in elegant navy to our current crop of warmer weather bags (jcrew.com, $50).
Pair with: Michael Kors zip front wedge sandals (jildorshoes.com, $110).
Having a bad day? Got up on the wrong side of the bed? You'll be hard pressed to stay cranky when you step out with this ultra-cute tote in an eye-popping shade of pink (frenchconnection.com, $50). We're partial to the pink, but the versatile summer bag also comes in blue and yellow.
Pair with: Pink asymmetrical strappy sandals (modcloth.com, $30).
This season, we're developing a serious color crush on turquoise, a fun, fresh shade for summer. That's why we can't help but be in love with this roomy, woven tote in our new go-to hotter weather hue (joie.com, $118). Perfect for a day at the beach, or a day out with friends, the simple but chic bag can easily go anywhere.
Pair with: Beaded strappy sandals (accessorize.com, $53).
White and gray tote
While you might not want to take this white tote to the beach (unless you want to wash it right away), the sophisticated summer bag in bright white with gray detailing on the sides makes for an easy-wearing summer bag that goes with anything and can easily accompany you most (non-sandy) places (anthropologie.com, $338).
Pair with: Topshop chunky cork heel sandals (topshop.com, $220).
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