Beach Handbags

There’s a handbag for every occasion. And there’s certainly one for the beach!

Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start preparing for those warm couple of months. Not only do certain accessories become prominent this time of year but so do certain destinations that you’ll need some of those accessories for, like the beach of course. Whether you have access to a beach or are planning to visit some tropical destination, you’ll need the perfect bag to suit your summer outing.

Beach bags come in all shapes and sizes, though they typically run large. This is because a day at the beach requires that you bring a lot of unique necessities with you. You will typically need a bag large enough to hold an extra change of clothes, plenty of sunscreen, water bottles to stay hydrated, any backup hair accessories to fix post-ocean swimming hair, snacks, shoes or sandals, a coverup or maybe a book or magazine to read while laying out and basking in the sun. Not to mention you might also want to bring other things you may want, like makeup or even a large towel if you don’t want to hold it. Most beach bags are capable of holding all of these things.

A typical oversized beach bag can be a large tote in any color of your choosing, though any of the colors of the year would do nicely for the season. These bags are made to hold a lot and do so with relative grace. Tote bags are great for any sort of day trips, including picnics or other outdoor gatherings that require a significant amount of stuff to be brought. They are more than perfect for beach outings as well. You can have fun with prints and patterns. Go with a nautical striped pattern in cream and navy, choose a light floral print or a festive paisley pattern

Large bags can come in other styles as well. Some large weekenders may be just the right size if you’re planning on bringing a lot of things, and come in various sizes if you need. They are also made to be extremely durable so if you’re planning on packing a lot or for a lot of people, this sort of bag should be your go to.

But not all bags have to be large. You can bring a small crossbody for your wallet and small tube of sunscreen, maybe a book, if you’re looking to pack light. These are best if you’re not planning on necessarily looking to camp out for the entire day. Feel free to choose a light colored crossbody in a fun crochet or perhaps even a trendy pleather bag with frayed fringe.

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Beach Totes

Wardrobe Essentials

The list of “must-haves” is seemingly neverending, but there are some essentials that never quite leave the list.

Every wardrobe needs a few essentials. While your look is always entirely your own and adheres to your particular tastes, there are some basics that everyone should have, and each one can reflect your personality at the same time. These fashionista must-haves will always come handy in a pinch, will definitely be worn on more than one occasion, and can be used for years to come. Not only that, but your choice of style and flourish will make each one entirely your own.

1. A bold bag. A bag is an often overlooked accessory. These pieces are handy as well as fashionable. They don’t just hold your stuff but look good, and make you look good, while doing so. A bold patterned or colored bag is a great addition to any wardrobe. They can dress up or add flare to a basic tee and jeans ensemble and can just as easily be worn on a night out. A small to medium bag is best for this sort of thing, since they are more versatile than oversized bags. Choose a bold color (a jewel-tone, pastel, or even a neutral in an interesting or sleek material) or a pattern (whether multi-colored, geometric, boho, or animal print) that goes with a majority of your clothing. That way, you can whip this bag out for any occasion and look fabulous no matter what.

2. Statement jewelry. Everyone has one major go-to piece that dazzles them up, no matter where they’re going, and just screams “me!”. Statement necklaces are all the rage right now, but other pieces of jewelry can work too, whether it’s an intricate arm cuff or a vintage ring, one statement piece will always leave a personal stamp on whatever you’re wearing.

3. Little black dress. Everyone needs a little black dress! They can be dressed up (especially with a statement piece from item number 2) or dressed down with a flannel shirt or anything you prefer. These dresses can also come in a variety of styles on their own. No little black dress is treated the same, though they all serve the same purpose. Choose a dress in a cut that fits your figure best, and then move on to figure out which textures or adornments suit your personality and general sense of style. A basic dress is always safe, but one with a little more character will go that extra mile to defining your own individual sense of style.

4. Boots. These have become an absolute must for every wardrobe, luckily there are styles, lengths and colors to suit absolutely everyone, and almost encourages that you have more than one pair. You can go for that tough city look with knee-high black boots, or you can opt for the tamer light leather booties with lace inlays. Having one or both is perfectly acceptable, along with any style or color in between. Each and every style of boot goes with just about anything now, even if there is a particular boot for every style as it is. These are great must-haves that are cute as well as comfortable.

5. Scarf. A scarf always comes in handy. Sometimes outfits just seem to be missing something and other times it just happens to be a bit chilly outside. Scarves, especially chiffon scarves, are incredibly versatile. You can be sure to have several in your wardrobe to match any color set or look you want to exhibit. These, like boots, are comfy as well as practical, and can be used to maximize your wardrobe while keeping you a bit warm as well.

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Resort Accessories

Resorts evoke that feeling of summer and relaxation, but also of fun. Try to brighten up a bit and kick back with these accessories.

Vacation season is on the horizon. It will soon be time to book some time away from reality, relax and have some fun. Whether you’re planning on going somewhere to kick back or to live it up, resorts always have that air of escape. Have some fun with your resort wear this season. Brighten and lighten up your look and your mood.

As basic and neutral as they might originally sound, white accessories make for great beach or resort wear. Not only does the color make any skin tone look instantly and effortlessly tanner than usual, but this color goes with whatever you plan on wearing. Whenever you’re getting away from it all, you have to manage to pack a suitcase without bringing your entire wardrobe along with you. White accessories, such as bags, hats, enamel bangles or necklaces, or light, chiffon or satin scarves, give off that effortless resort chic look while matching absolutely anything you may wear. White can be easily dressed up or down and is one of the ultimate neutral colors. It can transform to meld in with whatever color palette you’re wearing, whether it’s jewel tones or pastels.

Some textures and styles are more appropriate for summer or vacation wear. Oversized hats and other woven or handmade material comes into fashion once the weather warms up so grab your floppy hat and woven hobo bag. These styles look effortless and a little bohemian, which suits the vacation season and warm weather. It evokes that feeling of relaxation and leisure that is synonymous with vacation. Oversized anything pretty much goes, including totes or flowy tops and dresses. You can layer light chiffon or silk scarves, wrapping them loosely around your neck in the warmth of the afternoon and draping them like a shawl over your shoulders once it cools in the evening. Loose, light cardigans and kimonos are also a great leisurely look to layer and experiment with. These relaxed looks will have you feeling calmer in no time.

These looser, lighter styles will help you break out of your schedule and your fashion routine, and can be appropriated for any personal style. If you happen to be headed somewhere warm or you are just planning on having some down time away from your everyday life, you can look great while feeling comfortable, too. Willowy, bohemian styles are perfect for relaxing, allowing you to remain chic and fabulous, even on your days off.

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Resort Accessories