It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day is around the corner. With it comes the realization that Summer is here and if you’re like me, you’re no where near ready.
Over the next few days Adriele and I will help you bring your closet up to speed to make your days at the beach or lake, enjoyable.
Before you add anything, you’re going to need a beach bag. Toting your bag around all summer can be damaging. I have had many sad bags that just make it to Labor Day. That is OK. In this case you are not making an investment.
What activities you have planned will really determine what type of bag you should purchase. Here are some things to consider on your search.
- How far/often will you be carrying your tote? If it’s simply in and out of restaurants, no worries, but, if you are walking longer distances consider wide, sturdy straps. They’ll be more comfortable for you whether you are carrying your bag in your hand or over your shoulder.
- What will you be carrying? If you’re just packing your essentials like a towel, reading material, sunblock etc. then most any bag will do. Make sure it has a depth to it, 5″ is a safe bet. Now, if you plan on taking your laptop, work material or even your kid’s toys along with you, you’ll need to look for a large bag.
- What is your style? Generally, when purchasing a beach bag, one does not have to worry about whether it will match every possible outfit for the summer. It should however, be a reflection of you. If you like to glam it up, no matter where you are, don’t pick the slouchy style. If your style is more bohemian don’t grab the structured classic tote. Your beach bag is an opportunity to showcase you. Make sure you pick a bag that fits you.
Now that you’ve picked out a bag, what is the one item that you just have to have at the beach?
I can’t go to the beach without my chap stick and camera.
Share yours in the comment section below!