Totes aren't new to the scene by any means, but this season's crop of carryalls are a far cry from ordinary. See: the snazzy yet simple bags seen swinging on the arms of A-listers and style-setters alike.
Jessica Alba, for instance, was snapped heading to work in chic black-and-white separates, but it was her vibrant vermillion tote that pushed her look to the next level. From sweet pastels to playful prints, we found the best celebrity-inspired bags, and shopped out the outfits to match.
Whether you're out running errands or brunching with friends, we got the look for you. Let this be your guide to summer street style with these seven star-inspired outfit-making bags.
1. For Casual Fridays
Got a more creative workspace, like Jessica Alba's The Honest Company? Add a jolt of color to your black-and-white separates (work prints in for a more playful 'tude) with a vibrant vermilion tote. Shop the look below: Tote: Michael Michael Kors, $300; michaelkors.comTop: Dorothy Perkins, $25; dorothyperkins.comPants: Oasis, $62; oasis.comPumps: Nine West, $79; ninewest.com
2. For Running Errands
Tote everything you need for the day in a carryall that perfectly accents your outfit's color palette. In Camilla Belle's case-nautical blue. Shop the look below: Tote: Clare Vivier, $380; clarevivier.comHeadwrap: Ban.Do, $20; shopbando.comPolo: Uniqlo, $10; uniqlo.comJeans: Current/Elliott, $325; stylebop.comFlats: Toms, $59; toms.com
4. For a Fun Brunch Date
Toughen up your look with a tote that boasts a camouflage print and studs. Sustain the aesthetic with distressed jeans, a la Katie Holmes, and offset it with a softer print. Shop the look below: Tote: Valentino, $1,545; intermixonline.comHat: Sole Society, $23; solesociety.comTop: Zara, $70; zara.comJeans: Genetic, $232; geneticdenim.comSandals: Loft, $80; loft.com
5. For the Office
The key to a sleek (and sensible!) carryall is a structured shape, like Margot Robbie's. But all work and no play makes for an uninspired outfit, so inject a playful print and a tiny hint of glint. Shop the look below: Tote: Rebecca Minkoff, $255; rebeccaminkoff.comTop: Equipment, $248; equipmentfr.comPants: French Connection, $130; frenchconnection.comSandals: Loeffler Randall, $207; loefflerrandall.com
6. For a Coffee Run
Look to a boxy silhouette to instantly elevate a pair of playful overalls (or shortalls). Olivia Palermo did that and more, also accessorizing with cool studded frames and smoking slippers. Shop the look below:Tote: Zara, $100; zara.comSunglasses: Italia Independent, $247; shopbop.comTop: Alice + Olivia, $176; aliceandolivia.comShortalls: American Eagle, $40; ae.comFlats: Stubbs amp Wootton for J.Crew, $400; jcrew.com
7. For School Drop-Offs
A slouchy shopper is the perfect add-on to a quick-and-easy (and still chic) ensemble during the early morning dash to get the kids to school on time. Take a style cue from Sarah Jessica Parker who, as a mother of three, has got the drill down pat. Shop the look below: Tote: Baggu, $160; baggu.comSunglasses: Michael Kors, $126; bergdorfgoodman.comSweatshirt: Gap, $32; gap.comJeans: J Brand, $218; net-a-porter.comFlats: Repetto, $259; repetto.com