The Statement Bag
While we'll be the first to admit, they're not the most practical when it comes to beachside accessories (I mean, where are you even meant to put your SPF?), this particular trend makes a serious statement when headed poolside for cocktails with friends. Plus, these types of smaller totes aren't limited to just beach attire, so you'll no doubt get wear out of them throughout the year.
Cult Gaia Fan Ark, $595; cultgaia.com
Inès Bressand N.8 Bucket Bag, $566; matchesfashion.com
Yuzefi Basket Fringed Tote, $592.67; net-a-porter.com
Dior Mini Book Tote, dior.com
As the name suggests, the carry-all is the most practical of the beach bag varieties. Big in space - and style - they're perfect for day trips that have you schlepping everything and anything to and from the seaside. Plus, they also make for a stylish weekender when the opportunity arises.
Zimmermann Woven Raffia Tote, $395; zimmermannwear.com
Saint Laurent Noe Leather-Trimmed Canvas Tote, $1,710; net-a-porter.com
Brie Leon Rafia Beach Bag, $159; brieleon.com
Chanel Shopping Bag, $3,000; chanel.com
The Woven Tote
A summer staple year-on-year, the woven basket bag can't be missed when looking for that chic, summer accessory. Plus, with so many variations on offer, that come in pops of colour thanks to Loewe and Jacquemus, you're imagination can run wild with updates on the always classic piece.
Loewe Basket Bag, $770; loewe.com
Muuñ Bony Basket Bag, $315; matchesfashion.com
Jacquemus Le Panier Soleil, $630; jacquemus.com
Sans Arcidet Paris George Bag, $180; theiconic.com