Arm candy fit for the Beach

With only a few days to go before we head off on hols I’m all last minute panic stations trying to ensure everyone has everything (and more) that they could possibly need.  I shop all year round (don’t tell the hubs) in prep for the holiday season.  The winter sales are my favourite time to nab a holiday bargain or two, but the one item I’m always useless at ensuring we have is a good size beach bag.

This year I’m on top of it and picked up this beauty from one of my favourite local stores, Friends Dress Agency who are just brimming with fabulous pre-loved items.  I bagged this beauty at a fraction of the price it would have been brand new and better still, it’s never been used!

So there’s my little bit of beach bag inspo, but take a look at these beach babes and their awesome arm candy, sure to have you dreaming of distant shores.

(All images via Pinterest)

Whether you’re jet setting or world wide trekking there is a beach bag to suit every style of holiday.  Of course they’re practical, especially when you have kids and a husband who all want to stuff their days’ essentials in your bag, but you can also use it as your carry on if flying and it’s the coolest way to carry your day-to-day essentials when you swap you daily commute to the beach, for the return to the office.

So before it’s finally time for me to jet off I’ve lined up a bevy of beautiful beach bags just for you guys, I’m talking sequins, tassels, pom poms, flamingos, embroidery, wicker, canvas and more!

When the bags are this good you don’t even need a holiday to justify a little purchase.

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Woven Wonders

Happy Monday peeps and it most definitely is a happy one because the sun has been shining – long may it last!

The sunshine links nicely to today’s post because there is a high chance that you already have one of these lovely items hiding in your wardrobe, maybe packed away with your holiday outfits, yep it’s the woven bag.

I do love a new bag and if there is one to buy this season it most definitely should be one of these babies.  No longer kept to that once a year beach holiday, these woven wonders have become a regular fixture on the arm of many a fashionista and it’smeasy to see why.  The big beach baskets are just that, big, with loads of room for your everyday essentials and more! Alongside the beach basket is of course the raffia clutch, I blogged about these last year and they are not going anywhere. To finish off this little trio of lovelies is the most recent addition, the wicker bag, which is having a moment and probably the most fashionable way to do your arm candy right now…..take a peak below.

(All images via Pinteres)

Shapes, styles and sizes for everyone’s taste and usability.  The only thing I would say is if you are going for a wicker style the contents of your bag is fairly visible, so you may want to consider what you’re stuffing your bag with.

You can really let your personality shine through with these bags, you can personalise them with initials or phrases, pimp them with pom poms or just keep it plain and simple to compliment an outfit that’s doing all the talking.

As usual I’ve collated a lovely selection for you, including some of my personal favourites from Rae Feather  Made by Wave and Star Mela  check them out…..And don’t forget, have a good old rummage through your wardrobe first, as you may well already have one of these little beauties just waiting to see some sunlight again.