One of the things I'm most excited about this summer is having access to a pool. Nothing feels more like "summer" to me than sitting waterside. In college, I always used to carry my Lilly Pulitzer cooler bag as a pool or beach bag similar to this one. It was so durable, waterproof, and perfect for carrying some chilled drinks, and I would still consider carrying it today depending on the event. However, with pool access, a trip to the lake or two, and a Caribbean vacation coming up in September, I've been on the hunt for the perfect summer tote upgrade.
I've been finding myself especially drawn to straw totes this season. With the right occasion, they can be a great tote bag away from the water as well! Here are a few of my favorites: