Are you on the lookout for that indispensable fashion accessory which is both practical and comfortable to carry? Well, as it turns out, fashion brands and designers are upgrading the classic tote bag this season with new and more intricate designs. They are also available in a wider variety of sizes, colours and materials, although canvas remains the big favourite.
These days, tote bags have become far more stylish and, at the same time, increasingly eco-friendly and sustainable. Functional but with eye-catching motifs, they have become the must-have, on-the-go, hold-it-all super bag – a tote bag is certainly no longer just for carrying the groceries! Dekaria takes a look at what is trending this spring and summer and why totes are still so hot.
Tote bags slip easily over your arm or shoulder and are so, sooo adaptable. They can be used as work bags, beach bags, gym bags, any-sort-of-bags, and you can always find one that's ideal for just whatever you may need. And the best part? With totes getting larger – and the larger the better, we say – you can carry oodles of shopping, your mobile phone, lipstick, your sarnies, cosmetics, even your tablet or laptop. In fact, everything but the kitchen sink! Your purse, keys, and an extra pair of shoes can all be safely stored in internal pockets and compartments. So all your necessities are together in one place!
It really couldn't be easier. These all-round fun bags are just great to take out with you wherever you go, whether it be on an excursion, to the office or on a girls’ night out – there are simply no rules whatsoever when it comes to totes.
(Dekaria Tote Bag spotted in Paris)
Simple to keep clean & store away
The ease with which tote bags can be cleaned is another factor in their popularity. You don't need to be concerned about your tote bag getting soiled or discoloured, as you do with other bags. Simply throw it in the washing machine and it will come out as good as new. And get this! The fact that tote bags are so lightweight means that it's a breeze to carry one, even when it’s loaded down with things that are a little heavier – like maybe your cute Chihuahua!
In addition, most bags can easily be folded up and kept in your pocket when you are not using them. And don't forget that they are also easy to store, so you can always have one nearby for emergencies, for instance in the glove department of your car or in your desk drawer at work.
We can all do our bit for the eco-system by using fewer plastic bags, and tote bags are an easy and convenient solution. They are preferable to supermarket bags when doing your grocery shopping because of their durability, and of course, they are reusable, meaning less plastic. In fact, another explanation for why there are so many tote bags around these days is because some retailers are giving them away for free, instead of handing out plastic bags. Many more shops offer their customers branded reusable tote bags to encourage and promote an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle.
Perhaps most important of all, tote bags are a top choice because they are so reasonably priced, making them an excellent option for those on a tight budget; although if money isn’t an issue and you're looking for something that little bit fancier, you can always shop around for a luxury iconic designer tote bag created in chic leather or linen.
So what colour totes are trending this season?
There is such a wide variety of vibrant styles and shades available right now, ranging from black, cream and white through earthy tones and neutrals to vivid pops of colour. The current trend favours yellow and blue, while fashion models are being spotted on the runways carrying oversized statement totes in lovely muted shades of olive, burgundy or soft green.
Thinking of buying a new tote? Choose one that complements your own sense of style so that you love it and use it for years!
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