The 5 Best Beach Bags for your Holiday

Now that you have your holiday outfits colour coordinated and prepared for the day and evening, the next thing to remember is to pack a summer beach bag. It’s an essential item for your holiday wardrobe as it will carry all your beach basics so it shouldn’t be left to the last minute.

Holiday outfits are always fun to shop for but you’ll also want to minimize stress when you’re packing for the sunshine. When you get the beach bag right you’ll see how easy it is to mix and match it with your holiday clothes. This means saving a lot more time on getting ready so you can enjoy the beach, pool and bar in style.

Life & Style have rounded up all the cute and practical summer bags to suit your everyday looks while you’re abroad.


1. Patterned Beach Bag

If you’re looking for something fun and jazzy try a patterned or sequined tote bag. It will no doubt add a pop of colour to a simple day outfit like a lightweight jumpsuit or a floral playsuit. It’s quick to slip on and will instantly make you look summery on your way to the beach.

A tote bag will make the perfect beach partner that’s roomy enough for your beach towel, sun cream, water bottle and purse. The great thing is it’s not just a one off buy, it’s big enough to fit your groceries in and to be used as a baby bag for nappies, food and milk bottles.



2. Classic Tote Bag

If you know you’ll be jet setting to a few destinations this year and will still need to commit to a busy schedule when you return, then the classic tanned tote bag is the one for you. From work to weekend, to yoga class and to drinks with friends, an everyday handbag will allow you to move from one event to another and get it to naturally match your outfit.

It’s also a good size to have on the plane so you can carry your passport, important documents, a light scarf and socks for you to get comfortable in. It will seamlessly transition from practical to a stylish go-to-bag with zero hassle when you touch down in your sunny destination.

Step out in matching tanned block heels for a polished look to dine outdoors in style.



3. Straw Basket Bag

A sun straw basket is a fantastic beach bag to take with you on holiday. The open front style allows you to sift through your things quickly, but you may not want to carry important belongings unless you keep an eye on it at all times.

It’s definitely a style that will brighten up your holiday wardrobe and you can find the bag in all sizes to suit your desired look. It will definitely compliment your beach style, whether you’re in a bikini or wrapped up in a pretty sarong, it’s the perfect statement accessory for on and off the sand. Don’t forget your sunnies to complete this look.

When you return from your trip you can use the bag as a kitchen or a bedroom basket to hide away newspapers or magazines you want out of sight. How brilliant is that!

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4. Striped Canvas Bag

This smart-looking bag is a generous size and one to add to your collection. It offers versatility and can be used as an everyday grocery, gym, work and beach bag. Not only that, the canvas material means you can fold it flat and tuck it away at the bottom of your luggage without it taking up too much space.

Whatever you need it for, it’s perfect for all your tropical getaways that features a zipped pocket to keep your valuables and clothes sand-free while you jump into the water.


5. Rucksack Beach Bag

If you’re not keen on carrying a shoulder bag then you can definitely get a rucksack in a fancy design to match your holiday wardrobe. A suede tassel or sequin rucksack is ideal to strap up all your belongings and carry more than you would without it weighing you down.

You can also make use of it when you return from your trip as there are many festivals and events to look forward to in the summer. A boho rucksack is the perfect statement piece to complete your overall look.



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Take your beach bag from work-to-weekend and everything in between for a stylish and on-the-go storage savior. Head over to George for more styles and ideas.