7 Must-Have Tote Bags for Summer

by - Thursday, June 06, 2019

tote bags you need for summer

The simple tote bag has been given a makeover in recent years with variations of the classic tote showing up in a variety of bold colors, vibrant patterns, mixed materials, and even some modern takes on the traditional tote design. Now that the warmer weather months are here, you’ll need a lightweight tote or two to carry all your must-haves on those road trips, summer break getaways, and days by the pool. Here are seven must-have personalized tote bags for summer:

#1: Shopper Tote Bags

This is the ultimate go-to bag in every season but, when it comes to summer, you’ll want to lighten up with woven bags or canvas bags. The roomy bag makes it perfect for everyday necessities, and it’s versatile enough to be used day and night. You’ll need at least one shopper tote to carry around on weekends, when traveling, or even when running errands. It’s large enough to accommodate a smaller purse or cosmetics bag, your tablet, and other items for those busy days ahead.

monogrammed clear beach tote with towel

#2: Clear Beach Bags

Oversized clear bags are a must-have for those beach days or long days lounging by the pool. Not only is it ultra-convenient to be able to see everything in your tote, but it’s also super easy to clean as you play in the sun and sand. The tote is big enough to carry everything from large beach towels and water bottles to snacks and a cosmetic bag. Throw in some sunscreen, sunglasses, and some of your favorite magazines, and you’re good to go.

#3: Overnight Tote Bag

Now that summer is here, it’s time to get out and about for some new adventures. When those last-minute trips are on your radar, make sure you pull everything together in a flash with a cute overnight bag. Overnighters are designed to be multi-purpose bags that can hold just about anything—and do it in style. Take your pick of bold stripes and patterned bags or keep things classic and neutral with a tan or white bag. Look for bags with zippered pockets and compartments to keep everything organized. Throw in a cosmetics bag and all your must-haves for the trip, and you’re ready for a new adventure.

monogrammed colorful print tote bag

#4: Cabana Beach Bag

Whether you’re heading off on a cruise or enjoying a summer break getaway somewhere warm this season, make sure you’ve updated your tote bag collection with a colorful and eye-catching bag! This Monogrammed Cabana Tote Bag features a fun summer pattern and is large enough to hold an entire day’s worth of beach day must-haves in style. It screams vacation-ready and is sure to be your go-to bag all summer long.

#5: Tote Purse

Not all tote bags have to be oversized. If you want the convenience of a tote but in a smaller form, go for a tote purse made with vegan leather and round ring handles for a modern twist. These purses can be your go-to bag throughout the summer and the slim design makes it a great pick for evenings and social events. You can pack quite a lot of makeup, accessories, and your smartphone in these bags, and it’s sure to become one of the most versatile bags in your collection.

monogrammed towel with brown purse

#6: Slouchy Tote

If you’re looking for a stylish everyday handbag that functions as a tote, you’ll want a slouchy leather or leather tote. These totes are the perfect size for your wallet, few magazines so you can pack them as your day bag for everyday convenience. They’re stylish enough to coordinate with virtually any outfit so you can dress up or down for the day and still carry around the same tote bag. Look for a tote with compartments and side zippers that will keep smaller items organized.

#7: Vinyl Tote

Vinyl is one of the more versatile materials used to make totes and shoppers since it’s so durable and versatile, the type of bag you can carry on a rainy day without worrying about it. Since it has a much more lightweight feel than leather and canvas, it’s perfect for the warmer months when you want to lighten up your everyday carry-all and need something that’s easy to keep clean. Make sure to have at least one vinyl tote bag in your collection this season so you have some options as you head to the lake, the beach, or off on an outdoor adventure for the day.

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