Today I'm focusing on the one bag style you need for this summer season. Of course, I could probably do a whole month worth of posts about different bag styles that I think everyone should have (think different colors, styles, sizes, etc) but I'm narrowing it down to my favorite for summer today: the straw tote. You may remember this Free People tote from an earlier post; I mentioned how it made the perfect beach tote & I was going to keep it that way... but this cactus tote is too cute to only use for certain occasions and honestly, same goes for so many of the straw bags I've seen in stores recently. They come in all shapes & sizes & some are basic straw while others have pom poms or embellishments on them!

Romper: Aerie (similar) | Bag: c/o Free People (under $70!) | Sandals: Sam Edelman (on sale!)

Even though I wasn't heading to the beach, I decided to use this bag to finish off my casual, summer outfit & think it worked perfectly! I love the 2 handle options so I can toss it over my shoulder or hold it in my hand. This tote was perfect for running errands around town & fit all of my essentials with room to spare!

Michelle Paige

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Last week, we loved Lizzie from Lizzie in Lace & Cristina from Memories of the Pacific's summer outfits.