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Smarter Fashion: Tote Summer In Style

Posted by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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When summer arrives, it seems like I have more stuff to take with us whenever we venture out and about. Sunscreen, bottles of water, playground toys, snacks, sunglasses, sun hats, flipflops...just much more to lug around. Which means I also need something to do that lugging with.

Enter the tote bag. Summer is such a good excuse to snatch up a new tote! I have my usual black bag that I tend to take everywhere, but with the warmer weather, something snaps and I'm drawn to lighter colors and fun prints.  Oh, there are so many to choose from...I narrowed it down to four that can work for any mom. Check these out!

Jute it, baby - This one on ebags is made of jute, meaning it is sturdy and has a fabulous texture. It comes in fours colors...I love the cool blue one.

Classic calls - Kmart brings us this perfect canvas tote. Heavy enough to haul tons of gear to the beach, but classic enough to also take to wine and a baguette to a picnic soiree.

Chic and handy - Just imagine this essential go-to bag on a plane or in the car as you are vacationing. Big, with room for maps and cameras and passports, without being too big. The three prints choice are chic, though I'm partial the black with polka dots.

Reuse and revamp your tote - A bag that automatically places you into the "cool mom" category is key. The folks over at Shine, a shop on Etsy.com, took some old coffee sacks and transformed them into that bag. Eco friendly, sturdy, and oh-so hip.

Do you switch bags with the season? Do you need a fabulous summer tote?

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RutterMama
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I haven't really carried a purse for the last 2 years, diaper bag... but now I carry a pink zebra one that I love!

MixedCooke
by Silver Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 3:17 AM

nope I wear them until they break!  LOL

powow65
by kimmy on Jun. 11, 2012 at 6:38 AM
nope. I stay the same all the time.
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nlonnon
by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 6:41 AM
I don't generally switch out purses however I have a ton of bags for misc. Things and I switch those around often.
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Mrs.Pool2Be
by on Jun. 11, 2012 at 7:17 AM

I don't switch bags ever.  I have my purse that I love to carry and that's the one I carry year round.

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 8:28 AM

 not really, i have two bags i switch between but not according to the season, just what i'm doing that day.

Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Jun. 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM
I do need a good tote.
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fraujones
by Amanda on Jun. 11, 2012 at 9:46 AM

I have a huge black bag that goes with me almost everywhere. 

elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I actually like the one from K Mart best. I do change bags with the season, but don't usually carry a tote.

Flaca43
by Ruby Member on Jun. 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM
I love using a new tote bag in the summer! It's a must. I am using one from another website I'm on, right now. But I've been looking around the stores.

I like the first one here...the Kmart one doesn't show and I don't like the paten on the last one.
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