Beach Bags: The Hottest Styles This Summer

14/08/2014 16:46 | Updated 20 May 2015

When it comes to hitting the beach this summer your quilted leather backpack, chic cross-body bag and even the clear boxy clutch just won't cut it.

You want something practical that looks good - something fashionable and functional.

This is the time to be realistic over size because you need heaps of room for all your sunning essentials: sun cream, sunglasses, crochet summer dress, headphones and your summer reading material.

Big handles and multiple pockets/zippers are also key - you literally want to throw everything in and haul it over your shoulders before you make for the beach.

Spending a fortune is only recommended if you really want something you can carry every season and that works beyond your holiday destination.

The Topshop x Ashish PVC backpack with multi-coloured LED light trim is a pricey £350 but you'd never lose sight of your shades, keys, iPhone and get to feel like a total trendster.

Bold brights and kooky prints are fun, as are slogans and motifs - especially if you're colour blocking your swim gear.

We're loving the Indigo beach shopper from (£33) and Julien Macdonald's zebra print beach bag available at Matalan (£12).

Take a look through our pick of 10 fabulous beach bags for your favourite style. Leather, pleather, PVC, laser-cut, cotton and straw - we've got it all covered.


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