Summertime is fun-time for everything, especially for accessories. Henry Cuir always delivers cheeky chic – off-kilter stitching, offbeat closures. This tote allows you to get extra funky and experimental. Tangerine and natural canvas is such a blazing-hot color combo. I mean, who doesn’t love orange? Well, my passion for orange might be on the extreme end, but it’s only to counter my other lust: blue! Notice the adorable African bead closure, adding a wink of tribal influence. Never one to trade practicality for looks, Henry Cuir inserted a hidden zipper closures. Good thing cuz I’m not about to fumble with a button-and-loop situation. A big and bright bag like this makes me want to travel; it’s just waiting to be filled with all the relaxation necessities – Kindle, iPad, headset, sunscreen (sealed in a Ziplock to keep precious gadgets safe), hat, beach towel, case for oversized sunglasses, and, most vital, martini shaker. At Barneys New York for $2,250.
Pair with: A bracelet that nods to your bag’s baby African beads. Surevolution’s pui wood “Mali” bangle was inspired by tribal jewelry and, like cuir’s tote, it’s handmade. Mali Bangle by Surevolution, $135.