3 Ways to Style the Perfect Summer Tote Bag

Get to know the bag that will be on your arm every day this summer!

The “Fabulous Find of the Week” column gives you the heads up on all the hottest, most affordable items at your favorite stores!

Now that the end of the school year is rapidly approaching we finally get to think about our summer wardrobes! I know what you’re thinking, we still have so many essays and exams before we reach vacation. But nevertheless, we are close enough to get excited and start planning for this amazing time of year!

This week’s budget fashion find is a must-have for warm days. It is the summer pom pom tote bag that will complete all your looks. The best part is that it’s less than $ 16! It is such a steal especially for something that can be worn for countless occasions. The stylish straw bag comes in 8 different colors and designs but today we will be focusing on the one with playful pink polka dots:

So cute, right? (It’s particularly perfect for those of us who love preppy clothes!) 

Another thing I love about this tote is that it can be closed a couple of different ways. You can leave it open for easy access to your phone or things inside. Or, you can close it with a drawstring that brings together a beautiful pink and white pattern. 

I am 100% in love with this tote and with such a great price I’ll surely be adding it to my wardrobe. Here are some pom pom bag outfit ideas to get you started styling it:

Popping in Hot Pink

Products: Tank Top – Bobeau (Hautelook), Sunglasses – Atlas (Sunglass Wearhouse), Espadrilles – ASOS, Tote Bag – Donalworld (Amazon), Lipgloss – Revlon (Target), Jeans – Forever 21

I love the stunning combination of hot pink and white. This outfit is perfect for going to class or doing anything around campus. I love the ruffles on the tank top. The top is not only pretty but also airy and will keep you cool throughout the day. The skinny jeans are such a steal — everyone should have a pair in their closet. 

The accessories really bring everything together. The tote perfectly fits your notebooks, phone and wallet. It’s both practical and clearly stunning. The espadrilles are comfortable and trendy this season. (See our post on espadrille outfits for more tips on wearing these!)

Elegant in Pearls

Products: Pearls – Miadora (Overstock), Shirtdress – Fanala (Amazon), Wedges – ASOS, Tote Bag – Donalworld (Amazon), Lip Ink – Maybelline (Ulta), Sunglasses – Quay Australia (Nordstrom Rack)

This look is sophisticated and incredibly elegant. If you are giving a presentation for an important class or club, it will ensure you look stunning. The shirtdress is a classic item that is beautiful, understated, and very comfortable. It can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. 

Wedges are a must for campus because they are so easy to walk in. They elevate your height but aren’t uncomfortable and usually don’t give you blisters after a long day. (They’re also our favorite shoes for graduation!) My favorite accessory in this look is the pearl necklace, my favorite piece of jewelry of all time. Pearls are simple yet elegant and work with so many different outfits. 

Beach? Yes, Please!

Products: Hat – J.Crew Factory, Foundation – It Cosmetics (Sephora), Flip Flops – Havaianas (Zappos), Cover Up – Calvin Klein (Macys), Tote Bag – Donalworld (Amazon), Sunglasses – Ivy (Glasses USA)

This is the perfect outfit for going to the beach! I’m so excited to finally get to enjoy the beach once the warm weather arrives. This cover up is stunning! It’s simple, comfortable, and beautiful. It will match super well with any bathing suit or bikini! Havaianas flip flops are my all-time favorites and they come in a large array of colors. The rose gold variation is amazing. 

Now with the hot sun it’s important to stay safe. This is why I LOVE the travel size foundation that is SPF 50+. It’ll be sure to keep your skin glowing and protected. The hat and sunglasses will help this as well and let’s be honest, aren’t they such cute accessories? 

What did you think about this week’s fabulous find?

Do you like tote bags? What are your favorite styles of sunglasses? What are your favorite summer trends? Start the convo below! 


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