Beach Bag Bonanza

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Clearly I’ve got Spring Break on my mind…

With only 1 week to go before our annual family beach vacation, my house is currently one large staging area of packing. One of my beach vacation essentials that definitely cannot go forgotten is my trusty beach bag — or tote in my case.

A good beach tote is perhaps one of the most whimsical (and potentially least expensive) bag investments you can make — so why not have some fun with it!?

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Beach Bag Bonanza Vacation Resort Tote 2016

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 (under $40!) // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 //

13 (currently marked down 60% OFF!) // 14 // 15 // 16

Some style notes:

 Many of the straw beach bags can be slightly structured with a stiff frame and handles. While aesthetically these are an awesome preppy chic look (I LOVE that JADEtribe TASSEL BAG – #8), they tend to be on the heavier side and don’t make for an easy carry, especially if you like to be hands free like I do.  For practical purposes I prefer a softer, squishable, packable bag with a longer shoulder strap that can be easily stored away in my suitcase when travelling and conveniently toted around the beach/poolside upon arrival.

•  Unstructured and wide open beach totes can become bottomless pits. Keep your bag organized with smaller zip up pouches to keep your liquids and lotions in check and conveniently hold your valuables (you don’t want those slipping into the sand). FYI: That OLD NAVY CROSSBODY POM POM BAG (#11) is an adorable under $30 storage solution!

•  Select a beach tote that will work seamlessly with your larger resort wardrobe. Just like I hate switching bags for everyday use, I especially dislike swapping out bags while on vacation. I recommend sticking to neutral colors accented with playful details — stripes, palm prints, poms, tassels, etc. to get the most bag for your style buck. The bag will be practical enough to use during the day, yet still look chic out around town.



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