We know you can't wait to soak up the sun on that exciting trip you've got planned, but if you haven't yet got yourself a chic tote bag to carry that cute swimsuit, a beach hat and your favourite summer reads, we've got you covered. A tote bag could be your go-to choice when it comes to carrying around all your basic essentials for the day and there'll still be room for more especially when you're travelling. So, it's time to ditch the tiny travel bags and opt for a one stop destination for all your essentials you just can't do without while you're on holiday this season. Check out this curated list of stylish bags you'll absolutely love. Here's what we recommend:

Esbeda Turquoise Tote Bag

This tote bag screams summer and is perfect to throw in your quirky essentials for a day at the beach. It also comes with a matching wallet for you to carry around. Pair it with one of your pretty summer dresses for a stylish brunch look.

Lino Perros Tan Solid Tote Bag

A tan tote is perfect for when you want to keep it simple yet chic. It goes with almost every outfit you own and you'll never be disappointed.

Baggit Gun Metal Tote

If you want a break from the usual colours and designs, this large tote from Baggit is your go-to pick. The gun metal finish makes it appropriate for your next dinner date. Pair it with a chic top and your favourite denims and complete your look with a pair of high heels.

Lavie Maroon Panelled Tote

This maroon tote would definitely be the highlight of your look. Team it with that pretty dress you've just bought and complete your look with a pair of stylish wedges.

Vero Couture White Solid Tote

This white tote is super stylish and perfect for your next destination holiday. Pair it with a printed maxi dress and high heels for an effortlessly stylish look.

Westside Navy striped Tote

One of our personal favourites, this striped tote bag is big enough to carry all your essentials for the weekend. It's absolutely trendy and comfortable to carry too. Pair it with a crop top and a pair of shorts and complete your look with stylish sandals. Image courtesy: Shutterstock Like this article? Also readColour Me Summer: What to Wear This Season