Spring means a lot of things. It means cramming for exams, beaching or traveling for spring break, and appreciating some well-deserved sunshine. Whether your climate has you in a bathing suit or a sun-dress, a tote is the breeziest accessory to include into your spring-to-summer repertoire, and they’re just so darn cute.
I think my guiltiest habit is that I tend to let my purse become a black hole. The bigger it is, the more it holds. That’s why a tote bag can come in so handy — it’s a separate place for all your leisure-specific essentials. You’ve got your sunscreen, your water, maybe a change of clothes. Either way, that crap on top of the crap in my purse just doesn’t fly. Check out 10 great totes to help you carry all your miscellanies stylishly.
Delmare Tote – $49 from Fabric and Handle
Understated and built to last — I love that in a tote.
Colorblocked E/W Tote, $19.80 from Forever 21
For knock-around-ability and a great pattern, this bag is a steal.
Zebra Print Shopper, $71.62 from Asos
I found myself throwing money at the screen in hopes of this bag appearing in front of me. Gimme!
Tote In Fox Print, $10.00 from Need Supply Co.
For toting your groceries, or whatever else. Baggus are practically indestructible.
Lakeside Canvas Beach Bag, $44.00 from Zappos
Take pattern-mixing to a whole new level with this busy-yet-easy tote.
Studded Shopper Bag, $66.25 from Asos
Can’t shake the chic just for spring? Here’s an understated tote in black to keep you feeling stylish even in the summer heat.
Classic and elegant, this tote will last you more than a season.
Studio Wool Tote, $59.00 from Urban Outfitters
This bag could really come in handy as extra luggage in a pinch.
Sailor Tote, $19.80 from Forever 21
Forever 21 does it again. Cute as a button and under 20 bucks. Done.
A great tote is an essential to my wardrobe, and when the mood strikes, I don’t want to fuss with zippers and flaps. It’s all about simple and stylish, and that’s what I get from these bags. [Lead photo bag here]
Are you investing in a new tote for spring? Which of these strikes your fancy?