It’s getting hot outside, so you know what that means…time to hit the beach (or your local pool/lake/water hose, if you’re not near a coastline)! But not so fast, collegiettes—before you run out to the water, you’re going to need a bag for your towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, snacks, and a pen to write down that cute lifeguard’s phone number. Here are some of our favorite HC-approved bags to flaunt at the beach this summer!
Longchamp "Le Pliage" Tote bag, $145, longchamp.com
You can’t go wrong with a classic Longchamp tote. It’s foldable for easy storage, water-resistant, and comes in a ton of fun colors. Plus, you can keep using it in the fall as a chic way to carry your laptop to class!
MARC BY MARC JACOBS What a Spectacle Tote, $170, polyvore.com
This super cute, summery tote is sure to get you noticed (but would we expect anything less from Marc?).
Charlotte Russe Jelly Beach Tote, $22.50, charlotterusse.com
Remember how obsessed we all were with jelly sandals in the ‘90s? Bring back the see-through trend with a version that won’t hurt your feet this time (beauty doesn’t have to be pain, collegiettes).
Borders & Frontiers Large Alphabet Shopper, $36, polyvore.com
This quirky tote definitely deserves a second glance. And why not use it to learn some sign language when you’re laying out?
Wallis Yellow Stripe Beach Shopper, $18, polyvore.com
For those of you who can’t stray from the classic striped pool bag, here’s something to pair with your itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny yellow polka dot bikini (who says you can’t mix patterns?).
Debenhams Blue stripe and bow beach bag, $34, polyvore.com
The nautical trend has been around FOREVER, but we still can’t get enough of it. Switch up this classic a bit with a ladylike bow accent.
Jane Norman Gold Straw Weave Shopper, $9.36, polyvore.com
The perfect accessory for your golden tan (and a diva personality—we can totally see Beyonce rocking this poolside).
Which of these beach bags is your favorite, collegiettes? Let us know in the comments below!