Favourite Summer Bags: From The City To The Beach

Favourite summer bags: from the city to the beach 

Consider this the perfect time to start drafting your Summer ’15 wish list. The season’s best bags give us a few new looks to consider — as well as the return of a few old favourites. Thankfully, the ease of our trusted tote bag isn’t going anywhere! Because there’s no better feeling than chucking in all your essentials into one big carryall…

No matter if it’s striped, floral or plain, this classic carrier never goes out of style, and whatever the genre, totes are back to being essential toppers for an up-to-the-minute look.

Through Fall/Winter fashion weeks, the movers and shakers were spotted touting the tote. From New York to Paris, the quintessential handbag became a statement in itself. With the Spring/Summer collections now available, we’re seeing them pop up in revived forms and in the freshest colour palettes. On our radar is this beaut from Fiorelli: the new and improved version of the classic tote. Basically, the humble tote bag just got a fresh coat of paint, just in time for summer!

The Nautical version is perfect for the office, the white and navy scheme makes it chic yet understated and can be worn with a variety of different colours. It’s serious enough for a work environment, but never boring! Pair it with a crisp white shirt tucked into a high waisted navy pencil skirt, nude heeled sandals and a printed silk scarf.

Rita tote nautical

Heading to the beach? Lucky you… Grab the Riviera and don’t forget your sunscreen! For the ultimate laidback effortless outfit, throw on a flared broderie lace dress and stick to classic summer colours—we’re thinking white or a canary yellow to make it that much more romantic. Now, if only we were really baskin the sun of the French Riviera…

Rita tote riviera

Last but not least, it wouldn’t be summer without the quintessential Sunday picnic. The St Tropez print is the perfect call to nature with its neutral colours and leafy print. Keep it casual and comfy with a pair of denim cutoffs and breezy white tshirt— the bag alone will make enough of a statement!

Rita tote st-tropez

So if you’re looking for the perfect bag for the Summer 2015 to take you from the city to the beach, look no further.

Olivia Cassano

Olivia is a 21 year-old journalist living in London. As a Media and Communications graduate, she is a self-confessed pop culture aficionada, social media fanatic, and gender rights activist. Originally from Italy, she is a foodie and health nut but strongly believes mac’n’cheese should be its own food group.