5 Perfect Summer Bags For All Your Beach Essentials

Getting my beach time in during the summer is always a priority. Maintaining a little bit of color, taking a dip in the water and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the beach or pool is something I look forward to all year long. But all of that summer fun requires the right gear and that gear needs the right carry all bag, am I right? So let’s talk about the perfect summer beach bag to hold all of your beach or poolside goodies.

Summer beach bags don’t ever seem to go in and out of style; they are a summer staple that you can change up every year depending on your style evolution. The classic tote bag is the perfect fit for everything from your SPF to your Bluetooth speaker and favorite snacks. We see so many interpretations and designs of the summer tote from minimalist modern, to cheeky and vintage. Fabric choices range from easy to care for vinyl or plastic to fashionable and eco-friendly straw.

The classic shoulder strap bag can never steer you wrong, but if you want to change it up (or have tons of beach essentials you need to carry with you) you can opt for a sturdy nylon or leather backpack. This year on the runways, we saw lots of vintage-inspired boxy shapes and materials. Other details like bright colors and tropical patterns were showcased in resort and spring collections like Versace, Michael Kors and Giorgio Armani.


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Beach gear is always meant to be fun and light-hearted, and this includes your choice of beach bag. Opt for something fun but functional with lots of color, but nice and sturdy like this Mango striped plastic tote bag. It’s the perfect basic bag and won’t break your budget.

Also, don’t forget there are many other options out there besides the classic tote shape. My go-to this summer is this Marc Jacobs color block backpack. It’s easy to carry (hands-free in fact) and definitely something to feast your eyes on. Just make sure that whatever bag you go with, it fits all of your beach essentials and can hold up to the sand, sun and waves.

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Get The Perfect Summer Beach Bag

From the Runway: Versace Resort 2018

Mango Stripe Plastic Beach Bag in Blue Multi, $50

Marc Jacobs Small Sport Sling Color Block Backpack Bag, $371

Helly Hansen Travel Beach Bag, $70

Mark & Graham Essential Canvas Yoga Bag, $79

Kate Spade New York California Dreaming Out Of Office Beach Bag Sam, $225


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