As we continue to enjoy the last weeks of summer (or are just beginning to enjoy them if you’re lucky), we get ready to soak in a little bit more of the sun’s happy rays. Picnics at the park, days spent at the beach, or lounging by the pool are all perfect ways to work on our tans, absorb some Vitamin D, enjoy ourselves and probably do some catch up on our reading. However, we need an equally big and fun tote bag to carry all of our summer essentials that might include, but are not limited to, towel, magazines, bottle of water, sunscreen, among other necessities. So, just as it is crucial to find the perfect bathing suit and cover up to step on the sand in style, it is of utmost importance to have the perfect tote bag to carry all your essentials in. As the smart and prepared woman that you are, you not only want to look good, but be ready for anything the day… or night might bring your way.
Now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a fashionable tote bag you’ll be able to carry around for the next month to all your sun-filled activities, and get to fill up later with cute outfits to take on those fall weekend getaways. When looking for the perfect tote bag look for colours and prints that speak to your style. Maybe even find some inspiration from the bathing suit you treated yourself to at the beginning of the season. Have fun matching colours, or even mixing prints! There is a tote bag out there that will speak to your style and even to your sense of humour. Just like a beautiful notebook, totes are that accessory you can have extra fun with. Find one that showcases beautiful art, inspiring quotes or quirky prints. Totes are a great way to reflect your personality and your favourite things. When you begin your hunt in the tote market, think not only fashion, think you too – who you are, what you like and what screams to the world the fun woman that you are. It’s all about finding that item that is very you. There are brands or stores that even offer monogramming to make it even that more personal and special. (Gift idea alert!)
Another thing you want to have in mind when searching for that perfect beach tote bag is how much space it gives you to store everything you usually take with you. You want to easily pack and carry everything you’ll be needing for your day of fun in the sun, and if you are anything like me, you’ll also want space to bring accessories, makeup and shoes to transform your outfit for night-time cocktails on the boardwalk. Assess the size of your personal essentials, and the not so essentials, and have that in mind when making your pick at the store. Have a trusty tote bag that you love mostly because of its perfect size? Take its measurements at home and have them handy when out on the search for your new sidekick. You want to smoothly fit everything in, and not have an overly packed bag that could be difficult to carry, hurt your shoulder or, worse, break on you. You only want to focus on how good you look, and how much fun you are having.
Go have some fun shopping for the perfect beach tote bag, and when in doubt think brights and stripes!