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…
A canvas tote doesn’t have to be boring. How cute is this whippet print shopper bag by River Island?
A high end look, minus the price tag.
Shop now: Iridescent shopper for £9 from Primark (in store)
Simple but stylish. For the minimalist fan.
Shop now: Canvas tote bag for £14.90 from Uniqlo
You can always rely on stripes to add a nautical vibe to proceedings.
Mixing nautical prints and florals, this beach bag is a real winner.
It really speaks for itself doesn’t it?
Shop now: Monki beach bag for £20 from ASOS
Stylish enough to take you from beach to bar stool
Shop now: Summer shopper for £24 from Oasis
We’ll freely admit we can’t get enough of flamingos this summer.
A gingham lining and broderie anglaise trim elevate this otherwise simple straw bag to hero status.
The woven geo pattern gives this bag a lure feel. Plus the zip prevents all your belongings from scattering on the beach. Result.
Who said crochet had to be boring? We love the slogan and embroidered palm trees on this tote.
Straw? Check. Pom poms? Check. Bright colours? Check. This Misa Los Angeles bag has all bases covered for a day at the beach.
It doesn’t get much more fun than a straw bag covered in colourful pom poms.
You can always rely on Tommy to bring you sports luxe at its best.
Inspired by traditional Mexican market bags, this raffia-effect tote is great for adding a pop of colour to your holiday wardrobe.
If you’re looking for a stylish piece that’ll work on and off the beach, then this woven beauty will be right up your sartorial street.
A bold blue and white print that conjures up images of Santorini sunsets. Just us?
Who wouldn’t want this tote bag on the beach? Noughties nostalgia at its best.
Granted, you won’t fit a beach towel and your summer read in here, but how cute is this, paired with a summer dress?
The classic Phantom shape gets the beachside treatment by way of Céline. Tres chic.
Keep your camera safe in your very own monogrammed Mon Purse.
Shop now: Mon Purse, Camera Bag, £180
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