ACCESSORIES REPORT: Getting Carry-ed Away

In the summer time, it is not uncommon to jump from place to place. And by that I mean go from the beach, to the pool, to dinner with friends. One way that can make these many transitions easier is by incorporating a large carryall into your everyday look. Just as stylish as a purse, the carryall is much more functional for those hot summer months. Big enough to carry a towel and an extra pair of clothes, an oversized tote is an accessory readers should not be without!

This week’s Fashionista was at the pool earlier that day, and made a quick change for dinner. Her floral Lily Pulitzer carryall held her bathing suit from earlier, makeup bag and other girly necessities for a night out. A great thing about this tote is that it could be worn with Nike shorts and a tee for errands or with white jeans and a cute top (like this Fashionista) for a more dressed up look. She ties her look together with a large gold Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, Jack Rogers metallic gold sandals and a small initial gold necklace. The gold accents neutralize the many colors in the bag making her look vibrant, but not too much.

From Target to Nordstrom, large carryalls can be found everywhere. This colorful one from Forever 21 is great and under 20 dollars! But if you have a bigger budget, check out this cool transparent Marc by Marc Jacobs tote. This is perfect for the pool or beach because it is 100 percent waterproof.

 Spotted: Christian Dior‘s spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection showed models with large totes.

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