When it comes to picking out the perfect summer tote, it’s important to look for something that can double as a bag for both work and play.
It’s all about versatility. Something clean and simple enough for the office but not too fancy to sit in the sand—you know, beach appropriate without screaming “beach,” so you can carry around your lunch alongside your sunblock.
Whether you’re ditching the office early on a summer Friday to hit the beach, or simply looking for just one carryall to bring you from the work week into the weekend, we rounded up 13 of the cutest totes.
Click through the gallery below to check out our favorite summer picks.
Zara, Tote With Cord Detail, $49.90, available at Zara.
Truss, Medium Horizontal Dip Tote, $180, available at Truss.
Maude, Blue Iridescent Shopper Bag, $55, available at NYLONshop.
Want Les Essentiels, Ohare Shopper Tote, $395, available at Want Les Essentiels.
Baggu, Duck Bag in ‘Natural Cutout,’ $26, available at Baggu.
Bao Bao Issey Miyake, Prism-1 Tote, $650, available at Bao Bao.
Kenzo, Logo Print Tote, $227.51, available at Farfetch.
Henri Bendel, Belport Woven Beach Tote, $298, available at Henri Bendel.
ASOS, Unlined Leather Shopper Bag With Skinny Straps, $52, available at ASOS.
Mansur Gavriel, Large Tote in ‘Blush,’ $675, available at Mansur Gavriel.
Opening Ceremony, Laminated Linen Eco Tote Bag, $50, available at Opening Ceremony.
Urban Outfitters, Reversible Vegan Leather ToteBag, $59, available at Urban Outfitters.
Minor History, Day School in ‘Gold,’ $210, available at Minor History.