Summer hits, sunglasses come out, pants come off… and suddenly we all find ourselves with no pockets. Enter in: The Summer Bag. From beach trips, to festival weekends, to all-night rooftop parties — there is no end to the adventures we get up to in the Summer, and the things we need to stealthily carry with us. Here are 12 chic options for a variety of bags you may find yourself needing this Summer.
FOR THE BEACH
Let’s face it: Beach totes get messy. Sand, salt, water, sun-block, mushed strawberries, leaking wine… it’s important to get a good, sturdy tote that can stand up to the challenge.
Kate Spade Heritage Logo Summer Tote, ($98) at Nordstroms. 3.5% donation.
Getaway of Life Bag, ($36) at Modcloth. 3.5% donation.
Woven Fringe Beach Tote, ($55) at Nordstroms. 3.5% donation.
FOR HIKING ADVENTURES
There are all kinds of backpacks you can wear while you hike, but I prefer a nice lightweight backpack that has extra room for any fun treats I may find along my journey (yes, I collect stones. Lots and lots of stones.).
Settlement Backpack, ($54) at Herschel Supply Co.
Granite Gear Portage 29 Pack, ($20) at R.E.I.
BDG Waxed Canvas Bag, ($35 ), at Urban Outfitters. 6% donation.
Whether you want rock the Americana look, or go classic with a nice leather shoulder bag — if you’re going to a festival, you’re going to need your bag to look as rockin’ as your outfit. (Please ladies, no headdresses).
American Flag Print Backpack, ($18) at American Apparel. 1.5% donation
Ridin’ Bolo Bag, ($42 ) at Modcloth. 3.5% donation.
Visualize Victory, ($34 ) at Modcloth. 3.5% donation.
FOR ROOFTOP PARTIES
A timeless clutch never looked as chic, especially when you’re overlooking the sparkling lights of your fair city. With a margarita in tow.
Clutch bag with triple lock, ($24 ), at ASOS. 2.5% donation.
Glint Embossed Minaudiere, ($39) at Nordstroms. 3% donation.
Whistles Leather Iridescent Faux Snake Clutch, ($56.60 ), at ASOS. 2% donation.