It’s the season of long days and sometimes even longer nights, and that means you need a bag that’s ready to go when you want to play. This one by KARA (the casual-cool, New York City-based label founded by Sarah Law and of no relation to Kara Ross) is so cute. I’m loving the binocular-bag trend; it’s like a modern update of the camera style. A front panel featuring spotted calf-hair gives way to a pebbled leather back portion, so the hair won’t rub against you and go bald. Spacious but not so roomy it feels overly functional, it’s the perfect size, one that comes with an accompanying leather pouch to keep you organized. This is just what you need for whatever adventures you have in store for the summer (and maybe even some the summer has in store for you), from upcoming music festivals to raucous rooftop parties. Kara Stowaway bag at Barneys New York for $485.
Wear with: Juxtapose it against something light and feminine, like this frugal find by The Jetset Diaries. Off-the-shoulder and cut-out in the back, it’s on-trend for right now. On Shopbop for $189.