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Meet the ultimate beach bags to brighten up your holiday wardrobe...

Beach bags are an essential part of our holiday wardrobe, something of a hero accessory and generally the first thing we pack when prepping for a few days in the sunshine, so choosing said beach bag shouldn’t be left to the last minute.

Sartorial choices in summer can be tricky at the best of times, but holidays are all about relaxing so obviously we all want minimal stress when it comes to choosing our outfits. Enter the perfect beach bag. If you get it right you can mix and match with all of your holiday clothes, which means saving time on getting ready and making up for it at the beach and the bar.

Luckily, we’ve rounded up this season’s hottest beach bags with options to suit every single budget. With wallet friendly totes and shoppers from the likes of River Island and Accessorize, to standout designs from Marc Jacobs and Vanessa Seward, we’ve made sure there’s something for everyone.

On holiday anything goes, but pair a golden glow with a slick of lippy and the perfect beach bag and you can’t go wrong.

If nautical stripes are your thing, check out our picks from Topshop and Tommy Hilfiger, or if you prefer something more versatile, try the Oasis tote or the ASOS basket bag. After all, who says beach bags have to be colourful?

If you do want something a little unique and fun, then we’ve got the perfect bag from Pitusa at ASOS that you’re going to love.

If you’re all about the classic straw beach bags, then we’ve also got plenty for you to choose from. Try our options from South Beach, Accessorize and Misa Los Angeles.

Whatever your style, you’re sure to find something you adore. Shop the Marie Claire edit of the best beach bags available to buy right now…

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