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Summer's all about carefree, easy-breezy (yet chic!) style. Embroidered sundresses, flowy blouses, cutoff shorts, espadrilles, and embellished sandals capture the mood especially well—but when it comes to an everyday handbag (read: not a beach tote) it's a different story.

You want something light and easy to carry—and you really need a good enough reason to retire your go-to luxe designer bag for the season. Queue the bucket bag backpack, summer's easiest wear-anywhere accessory perfect for days spent running errands, swiping in and out of subway turnstiles, and going through airport security (not to mention snapping a hands-free #selfie).

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Still not convinced? This on-the-go style is beloved by some of our favorite celebs, like Reese Witherspoon, Zendaya Coleman, and Kylie Jenner (above, from left), all of whom carried the Elizabeth and James "Cynnie" bag ( for similar styles) over their shoulders for days out and about. Read on to shop more of our favorites!

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1. Tory Burch, $487; 2. Simone Camille, $321; 3. Rebecca Minkoff, $148; 4. Elizabeth and James, $545; 5. Fossil, $168; 6. Halston Heritage, $495; 7. Deux Lux, $98; 8. Steve Madden, $108;

Shop the style pictured at top: Opening Ceremony, $545;