A Stylish Straw Tote for $45

Swap your standard leather bag for a nearly weightless, woven one

For the past few weeks I've been on the hunt for a fantastic beach tote. I'd thought about getting one in canvas (durable and washable), but kept gravitating towards really bright printed options that, although fun to look at, just weren't going to let my swimsuit be the star.

Which is why I think I've finally settled on the JCrew's Seaside Tote ($45 at at JCrew.com). The light color of the woven straw gives it a nice neutral feel while the metallic handle lends it just the right amount of glam (and matches with my new, favorite gold sandals).

The best part though? It's foldable! Which means when summer is over, I'll just throw it in a drawer until the weather starts warming up again.

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