I love the beach but no matter how surf-sprayed my hair gets, I am never a bum. Needless to say, I’m not going to pack my sunscreen in any old canvas tote. Looking at this Marc Jacobs bag makes me wish I was on a beach right now, but the bonus is I could carry it regardless! Most beach bags can’t make the transition to everyday life, but with a partial gold link chain, this is dressed up enough to pop on when you’re ready to hit the shops or restaurants. Snugly woven straw and generous leather trim make it hip, not hippie. Actually, the most blatantly beachy aspect might be the sandy color. What I really love is that this bag can handle holding my iPad and MacBook (yes, I am guilty of working from the beach on vacation; I can’t help it!). You can take the girl out of the city, but you can’t take the city out of the girl. Or her bag, for that matter. On Ssense for $925.
Pair with: A swimsuit for the girl who’s more comfortable in stilettos than rubber flip-flops. This floral bikini Rodarte x Opening Ceremony is more like a beach ensemble, thanks to a sundress-worthy print and super high-waisted bottoms. At Barneys New York for $345.