Remember that bursting, uncontrollably happy feeling you got when it was finally the last day of school and you got to shed your backpack to move on to greener pastures? None of us can forget that feeling of liberation, and there’s nothing like a carefree tote to proclaim, “Goodbye, books! Hello, sun!”
I am appointing Marni’s new vinyl-and-leather totes as this season’s symbols of good times and sunny skies ahead. A little bit of quintessential Miami-Deco style – strong lines and bright colors – and a delicious frugal price delivers an unexpected Marni tote. Whether you go for hot lemon-yellow (my personal pick, which runs for $350) or pure-vinyl hot-pink ($290), expect them to soak up the sizzling-hot sand and remind you that you’re still a kid at heart – and on the beach. Available on Net-a-Porter.