We are firm believers that summer should last all year, but after hopes, wishes, and many steamy rain dances, autumn still shows up. In an attempt to hold onto those summery feelings all year long, we've scouted 14 beach totes you can pretty much carry during every season—not just this one. Whether it's an identity crisis or the gift of foresight, these bags confirm a Chicago gal's need for a cute, functional tote (even when it's not hauling towels and sunscreen). Shop online or at your favorite boutiques, and invest in a bag that will rack up some serious miles. At last, we've found one way to avoid the chore of packing away those summer staples. We hate goodbyes anyway.
The Best Of The Basics: The Buys That Defy Seasons