Bag it

Everyone needs a sturdy summer carryall to take to the pool, beach or farmer's market. The classic canvas tote or straw bag fits the bill nicely and we've rounded up a few of our favorites below, as well as a couple of indestructible neoprene options for when you need something waterproof.

Canvas totes

Clockwise from top. L.L. Bean has been making its classic Boat and Tote bag since 1944 and there's a reason they're so popular. We like the ones with long handles and zip tops - they're the best for traveling.

Paravel makes this slightly more luxe, but still traditional tote with a few extra preppy accents like the striped handles and leather bottom. And you can personalize it with a monogram or an emoji.

For a more modern take on the classic tote, we're loving this super fun bag by Rue De Verneuil. The colors are fun and it has a strap if you want to wear it crossbody (if it's your first time ordering from Matches Fashion use the code NEW15 for a discount).

Straw bags

Straw bags are a great choice when you want a little more refined look for your summer outings.

From top. Hereu's open top tote with a leather handle and interior leather pouch. Cult Gaia's refined beach bag made of raffia. Medina Mercantile's open top, open weave basket.

Sporty options

If you want a bag that's truly indestructible despite sun, sand and surf, try one of these super practical neoprene options. Both are roomy enough to fit a bunch of towels and other essential pool gear. The one at top by QOGiR comes in eleven colors and you can fold it to pack it into your luggage. Jen has the striped one by Shylero and loves the many interior pockets for keeping the small stuff organized.