There’s nothing like shopping for beach bags to signal not only the beginning of summer, but the start of holiday season. That said, while they’re undoubtedly the most practical thing you’ll pack, they’re also a great everyday bag for running errands and fitting all your essentials in, face masks, antibac and all.
If you aren’t sure which style to invest in, then a classic option is the basket bag. It’s no surprise it’s been a best-seller with brands such as Loewe and Jacquemus for the past few seasons. When it comes to SS22, the bigger the better, it’s all about having fun with proportions.
There are more fashion-forward beach bags in the line-up too, and I’m especially loving logo totes (see Anya Hindmarch or Chloe), printed fabric bags (Dior and Melissa Odabash) and brightly coloured crocheted arm candy (Alanui).
While designer styles always draw the eye, so do the high street ones this season. The usual suspects – think Zara, H&M, Mango and ASOS – all offer fun, trendy beach bags that certainly won’t break the bank.
In terms of styling, pool-side, use your bag to accessorise a chic swimsuit and sarong combo, and in the evening, a floaty floral dress. This way, you’re covered from beach to bar.
If you’re on dry land, then your beach bag will be the perfect companion to a linen suit or denim shorts and a t-shirt. For more inspiration to round off your new season look, do take the time to scroll through my other edits: the best sunglasses, summer sandals and swimwear to get your sartorial juices flowing.
Keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best beach bags available to buy right now…