Yes, it is finally time to get ready for summer! So start getting your gear in order. First up on the list is, of course, the big, beachy tote. This frugal-minded vinyl tote by Mara Hoffman is easy on the old budget, but it’s definitely not short on mega-watt personality.
Mara is a print enthusiast, to put it mildly, and her rainbow-variety rays of sunshine are exactly what we need to instantly usher in the warm weather. Light, fuss-free, and adorable, there’s not much to this bag aside from an eye-catching pattern and north-south cut that says, “Go ahead. Toss in everything.” An unlined interior is actually helpful here; when it gets all sandy and you’ve been subjected to an eventually inevitable sunscreen explosion, just rinse it out! Finally, the inclusion of leather straps is a nice detail that ensures the tote stays comfortable, whether in your hands or on your shoulder. Mara Hoffman bag on Shopbop for $168.
Wear with: Organize your summer essentials with the help of Lisa Marie Fernandez’s cotton-terry pouch. In mint-green, it’s easy to spot and picks up the same hue in the bag’s color-bursting print. On NET-A-PORTER for $45.