6 Perfect Summer Tote Bags

by - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

essential totes for the summer

Besides your slide sandals, cutoff shorts and oversized shades, what’s the one summer staple that’s (hint) totes a necessity? It’s gotta be the tote bag! This essential yet unsung accessory does so much heavy lifting, carting your day-to-day personal effects, your gym gear, your laptop and pretty much anything else you feel like tossin’ in on any given day. The tote has also got a pretty enthusiastic go-anywhere attitude, so you can integrate it into looks for the beach, parties, your workday and all your summer getaways. Here are five sweet totes to rely on this summer!

A Day at the Beach: The Pineapple Tote Bag—Finding a tote bag that’s big enough for all your beach bag essentials is a bit of a chore, but the Pineapple Tote handles it with grace. This is one of our most summery personalized tote bags, featuring a monogrammed pineapple with a beachy, sand-colored backdrop and accents of either black or silver, depending on which style you choose. Bonus points for the interior zipper pocket!

The Pineapple Tote Bag

A Summer Soiree: The Circle Straw Purse—If you’ve RSVP’d to any summer affair with a tropical flair—pool parties, luaus, beach bonfires, whatever—then you can’t go wrong when you accessorize with this delightful natural straw purse. It also goes beautifully with dressier looks for your warm-weather weddings, showers and graduation parties. The straw handbag has long been a fashion staple, especially in preppy circles, and it looks right at home on the yacht or at brunch.

The Circle Straw Purse

A Summer Festival: The Mexicali Tote BagNo tote collection is complete without a boho bag for the books. The Mexicali personalized tote bag is the answer to our free-spirited prayers with its colorful, summery floral embroidery and tassel detailing. This boho tote bag is versatile enough to go from music festival to beach day to fancy restaurant, especially when it’s paired with some fringy sandals and flowy frocks!  

The Mexicali Tote Bag

A Day at the Office: The Leather Tote Bag—Sad, but true: Most of us don’t get summer vacation anymore, but it doesn’t sting as much when we have fun stuff to wear to work! For your everyday, weekday carry-all, we recommend one of our leather personalized tote bags, like this one featuring 100 percent genuine leather in a rich, easy-match shade of brown. It also has some prepped-out navy gingham lining and comes with a matching leather-trimmed pouch for all your little goodies. The great part about this tote is that it’s multi-seasonal, so you can sport it well into winter.

The Leather Tote Bag

A Weekend Getaway: The Striped Overnight Tote Bag—It doesn’t matter if you’re staying nearby or jaunting across the pond, you’ve got to have a good tote for all your souvenirs. This cute style is one of our most versatile monogrammed tote bags! It’s super-summery thanks to the nautically inspired navy and white stripes and warm genuine leather accents, so you can rock it on the cruise ship, gondola or yacht (not to mention your Uber). The comfortable carrying straps and large zip pocket make it perfect for hitting the town and sightseeing.

The Striped Overnight Tote Bag

An Afternoon of Shopping: The Market Tote Bag—Everyone needs one of those “throw-it-all-in” bags that are great for carting groceries, laundry, books and pretty much anything else you need to get from here to there. The Market Tote is that bag! But it’s not your everyday grocery tote, though. This is a monogrammed shopping bag featuring a trendy striped design that goes with anything. Keep one in your car or folded up in your luggage so you always have room for extra cargo!

The Market Tote Bag

Tote Takeover: The Bag for All Occasions

There’s no doubt about it: There’s nowhere the tote can’t go! If you’re looking for a stylish, no-muss way to carry all your extras this summer, make it a personalized tote bag. Just be sure to pick a style that’s totally you and one that can adapt to suit the vibes of any occasion, from a day at the office to a day at the resort.

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