We are firm believers in packing light, so we lined up our favorite beach totes that do double duty as carry-ons.
Gearing up for a tropical getaway? We don’t blame you. With winter in full swing, taking a break from work—and from bundling up—sounds like a smart (and very pleasurable) thing to do.
Along with beach essentials such as your swimsuit, SPF lotion, and a nice pair of sunglasses, you will also need a bag to carry all of your belongings. And since we are firm believers in packing and traveling light, we suggest you opt for a stylish beach tote that’s also sturdy enough to double as your carry-on.
What does this look like in reality? Depending on your personal style and destination of choice, you could go in a more classic direction and select a chic blue-and-white embroidered tote that you can take straight from the airport to the beach.
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Or you can channel your inner hippie by opting for a boho bag in vibrant colors with fun accents such as tassels and pom-poms to match your fun personality. And if you are heading on a road trip and plan to explore a variety of small towns and beaches, then pick up a sturdy, medium-sized backpack in an exotic floral print—it looks cool and will keep your belongings safe.
Here, we rounded up the chicest beach bags to take with you both on and off the sand.