Striped Bucket Tote | Colorful Tassel Tote (from Target!) | Leather Logo Tote
Packable Straw Tote | Bahia Tote (other colors too) | Structured Canvas Tote
Best Summer Totes
July is always the true beginning of my summer. Our annual family trip happens in July and this year I’ve added a girls trip to Austin (this week). We’ll be soaking up some of that “lake life” and enjoying some evenings out with good food and great company. For those reasons, and maybe just the California weather, summer is more July to September for me. With that said, I’m just getting into summer outfits and fully adopting that al fresco mentality. I’m finally using my tanning lotion more regularly, craving iced water, and wearing more dresses and skirts. On that note, I’ve also been switching my everyday purse to my summer bag – a straw crossbody. I always seem to “throw” more stuff in my bag in the summer and I refuse to let my bag weigh me down, so the idea of a lightweight summer tote sounds pretty perfect!
These nine summer totes cover the gamut of possibilities for totes. There are a few canvas totes, including this super cute beach bag that’s just $33, as well as a few structured totes that work well for dressing up but maintaining that more casual vibe. This leather tote is available in a few colors, but I think navy is the best dark summer neutral. It goes with EVERYTHING!! And then there’s those straw totes, which, honestly, I was planning to do a straw tote roundup this time around until I realized that I did a straw hat roundup last time and that seemed overkill. But maybe not since both styles are so perfect for summer and you can easily have one of each!
Anyway, I love these round handle totes, especially with these colorful pom poms (Thank you, Target)! But my heart, this week at least, is really on these semi-structured straw totes that easily go over your shoulder. I love this one with the black + nude pompoms – I’ve been online window shopping it almost everyday. And then I stumbled on this tote with colorful ribbon straps. It also comes in red and white! Is 9 too many new summer totes? P.S. Maybe don’t answer that