Envision yourself with a pair of ribbon sandals delicately laced around your ankles, a venti iced cold, lightly sweetened passion fruit tea from Starbucks dribbling condensation down your wrist, and a pair of cotton-white-round-lensed sunglasses shading your eyes. Turn up the stereo and pump up the voices of Martha & the Vandellas because baby you’re about to enter a "Heat Wave."
As we near the launch of the summer months, preparing your warm-weather wardrobe is not only essential, but also a ton of fun. Let’s be serious ladies, summer staples are so much more fun to shop for than oversized sweaters, thick leggings and clunky boots. Summer styles are meant to be mixed and matched and used as the true definition of versatile fashion. From mini-dresses, flip-flops and stunner sunglasses, every summer staple can be taken from day to dinner, and from the beach to the bar.
The same goes with beach totes.
Totes are large enough to fit all of a girl’s needed belongings (i.e. some touch-up makeup, a comb and a bottle of SPF enriched detangler, and a stick of powder fresh deodorant). While the name implies that they are intended for only sand and water settings, the versatile fashions of beach bags makes them fun to carry anywhere. Carry your tote from the sandy shores of the boardwalk, to a lunch date with the girls, and then to an evening dinner with the cute, bronzed guy whose number you scored while sunbathing by the pool.
Michael Kors' Marina Large Shoulder Tote with a lacquer pink printed canvas is the perfect bag to bring from beach to brunch, while Tory Burch’s Kerrington Tote works beautifully with a turquoise string bikini, or simple white tank, a pair of faded jeans and thong sandals.
When the temperatures spikes, grab your fabulous beach tote stuffed with your personal summer essentials and head to the beach to soak up some rays. After you’ve lathered and baked, stroll into the shopping mall or any other air conditioned destination with that same beach tote to get the most out of your versatile summer accessory.