Monday Musings

On a grey, dreary Monday there is nothing better than the thought of warmer climes to get you through the day.  Have you already got your summer holiday in the diary?  We are only just starting to think about having some family fun in the sun, but as soon as it’s booked the very next thing on my holiday countdown list (even before I pray that the boy’s new passport arrives in time) will be what to pack.

Today’s Monday Musings (sorry we skipped last week, the Easter bank holiday was just too much) is dedicated to that must-have, holiday hero – the beach bag.  You may have noticed how the humble beach bag has dusted down the sand and made a big splash not just poolside but in and around the city streets too.

I came across this beaut of a beach bag from Miu Miu over the weekend, but at £685 it would need to work in every aspect of my life, in actual fact I’d probably be too scared to even take it to the beach, I mean it would need it’s own sun lounger!

Thankfully the high street has cottoned onto how this holiday essential works just as well at home as it does away, AND, it has even been given a bit of an upgrade, so you’ll find straw, string, wicker and bambo (check out my previous Monday Musings where I’m crushing on Topshop’s version of the insta-famous Cult Gaia), in tote, bucket or clutch form, topped off with ribbons, pom poms, tassels or personalised with your initials.

If you need a holiday just thinking about all those variations, here are a few of my favs that’ll take you from totally tropical times to the heat of the city streets faster than you can say itsy bitsy teenie weenie…you get the idea.

*All directly linked below images

 

Next, Zara, Topshop,

Rae Feather, ASOS, Hush

Accessorize, Smallable, Mango

Mango, White Company

 

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