Accessories Report

It is finally here! Time to leave behind the cold, snowy landscape of Boston and head to (much) warmer climates! This means digging out the summer clothes and shopping the resort wear collections in preparation, definitely some of my favorite winter activities. This winter has been particularly tough, both weather-wise as well as in the effect it has had on hindering the chic factor, when the majority have been hidden under layers and layers of wool.

I spotted this Fashionista while on spring break in Florida and was immediately drawn to her classic straw tote. In terms of warm weather, nothing is more quintessentially resort wear than a straw tote. These bags are perfect for the pool or beach, as there is no chance of the dreaded sand collection in the bottom of the bag after a day spent seaside. The light fabric the bag consists of is a great way to make sure your contents don’t overheat while you are basking in the sun.

If you think that investing in a new tote for only one vacation is not fiscally responsible, this J.Crew version ensures that it can double as a reusable tote for the grocery store or farmer’s market runs! Who ever said being environmentally conscious couldn’t be chic?! If you are consistently beaching it, investing in this gorgeous Tory Burch version will not be money wasted!

Spotted: Jason Wu’s 2011 resort collection had another straw-based accessory that is perfect for a spring break in the tropics: the straw hat! Lacoste’s spring 2009 ready-to-wear collection showed how to utilize these straw totes in everyday life.


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