When the sun shines, so does our wardrobes – and accessories need to be re-worked to make way for the hot weather. Who wants to be lugging round a large, wintery leather bag in the heat? Especially when beach bags have never looked so chic. Wicker totes and baskets made from lightweight straw are where it's at and the more pom pom and tassel detail, the better! Be it a trip to the beach, a picnic, or even an updated work bag, we’ve found a selection of the best beach bags for all your needs. Now, don’t be a basket case…
£89, Ted Baker
Slogans? – check. Pom poms? Check. Wicker for days? Check. What's not to love! This fuchsia pink arm candy by Ted Baker is great for that sunny break to tropical corners of the world and we are just that little bit in love with the French saying sewn on the front.
We can just imagine ourselves walking around a French market holding this gorgeous design – and can you blame us? Topshop always have micro trends covered and we love the interesting holdall shape, teamed with the gorgeous white applique detail.
£175, Rebecca Minkoff @Selfridges
If you are looking for a basket bag with a difference, Rebecca Minkoff has just the thing. This cross body bag in this season's hottest shape – the circle – is adorned with turquoise, stripes and blue hues. It would look fabulous over a linen lace dress for total sunshine style.
When you think of a beach bag – your mind is immediately cast to palm trees – and this dazzling number by Seaspray is screaming to be taken to the sand with its glamorous palm leaf design and matching tassel keyring.
Ravishing raffia on a budget – we love this adorable basket bag by Peacocks. The wicker is made in an eye-catching light colour and its trimmed with the cutest coral pom poms and white applique detail.
Primark – we salute you for producing a bag that nails a variety of trends in one hit. The soft shape, wide handles and deep inside means you could fit in all your essentials and who could resist the lilac fringing on the front?
£145, Nannacay at Coggles
The fashion bloggers favourite is the perfect wicker bag that can be used both for the beach and dinner by the sea afterwards. The dark pink shades and of course, trademark pom poms give it that instant artisan look.
We love how this stylish straw holdall not only has pretty coloured wicker detail, but also ultra-chic scarf handles in the most swish colourway – red, white and blue.
This oh-so-stylish tote is not only gorgeous, but incredibly practical due to its large size – you could take it to work or the beach and would still have room for extra purchases! It's also lined with the cutest striped material – proving it’s a beauty both inside and out.
£49.95, The White Stuff
We are starry-eyed over this eye-catching basket bag! We love the woven material and embroidered stars. Its super roomy, light-weight, AND it even includes the most fabulous tassel keyring.