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|7 Dec|4 mins

The Hold-Everything Bag We All Need

We like big bags and we can not lie.
Elle Glass
7 Dec
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Security blankets aren’t just for kids, nor are they always blankets. They’re the just-in-case, the safety-net you need to get you through your daily life. It could be the backup charger, the change of clothes, whatever, you get the drift.

An oversized carry-all is the perfect answer for anyone who doesn’t want to think too hard before they leave home. For whom, more will always be more and there’s always, always, just one extra thing you need to grab.

A towel, a book and laptop (although this last one is not recommended for those headed for sand-covered destinations). Hell, everything you own. Overpacking is the only way to be prepared.

Perfect, too, for the mums and dads among us who have to not only carry the essentials but all the extras, including three Sophie The Giraffes.

At our swim show, we saw plenty of bags of the big-is-best variety on the runway. Justification, much?

Oversized bags are our summer go-to – beach days are, after all, a long-term commitment kind of affair. You’re there for the long haul.

Whether you run with a tote, a bucket bag or an over sized duffel, it’s a case of the bigger the better. You’re looking for something large enough to hold your who day (and, for some people, their night).

Our tips?

First up, compartmentalise. If you’re headed to a sandy strip, zip up what you need in reusable smaller bags. Keep your sunscreen with your makeup in one and all your food in another. This means when you switch out bags, nothing is less behind. But, more importantly, it makes your reach-fors effortless. No more deep dives into the black hole that is your favourite bag.

And next: don’t overfill. Just because you’ve got the extra space, doesn’t mean you have to use it all. Remember, you still have to carry it.

Whether you’re headed poolside, beach side or just carry it on the regular (guilty as charged), here’s some of our favourites…

Advice
|7 Dec|4 mins

The Hold-Everything Bag We All Need

We like big bags and we can not lie.
Elle Glass
7 Dec
Share:

Security blankets aren’t just for kids, nor are they always blankets. They’re the just-in-case, the safety-net you need to get you through your daily life. It could be the backup charger, the change of clothes, whatever, you get the drift.

An oversized carry-all is the perfect answer for anyone who doesn’t want to think too hard before they leave home. For whom, more will always be more and there’s always, always, just one extra thing you need to grab.

A towel, a book and laptop (although this last one is not recommended for those headed for sand-covered destinations). Hell, everything you own. Overpacking is the only way to be prepared.

Perfect, too, for the mums and dads among us who have to not only carry the essentials but all the extras, including three Sophie The Giraffes.

At our swim show, we saw plenty of bags of the big-is-best variety on the runway. Justification, much?

Oversized bags are our summer go-to – beach days are, after all, a long-term commitment kind of affair. You’re there for the long haul.

Whether you run with a tote, a bucket bag or an over sized duffel, it’s a case of the bigger the better. You’re looking for something large enough to hold your who day (and, for some people, their night).

Our tips?

First up, compartmentalise. If you’re headed to a sandy strip, zip up what you need in reusable smaller bags. Keep your sunscreen with your makeup in one and all your food in another. This means when you switch out bags, nothing is less behind. But, more importantly, it makes your reach-fors effortless. No more deep dives into the black hole that is your favourite bag.

And next: don’t overfill. Just because you’ve got the extra space, doesn’t mean you have to use it all. Remember, you still have to carry it.

Whether you’re headed poolside, beach side or just carry it on the regular (guilty as charged), here’s some of our favourites…

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Tigerlily Azar Bag

Prene X Bag

Sunnylife Carry-All Azule Bag

Elle Glass
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