It's not that we sneer at canvas, exactly - but we don't exactly fall all over ourselves in an effort to get our hands on it, either. Canvas is a foolhardy fabric that many women rely on for its practicality and versatility. Totes made with canvas are typically do-it-all, go-everywhere bags that see us through long workdays and busy weekends with ease.
Fortunately for us, canvas totes aren't as boring as they may sound. A surprisingly chic selection of options actually makes it difficult to choose just one! We're loving this Crate and Barrel Canvas Washed Denim Tote with Leather
($49.95) - the clean gray canvas looks absolutely flawless, but the brown buckle leather handles lend it even greater cachet. A handsome, versatile bag that's perfect any time of year.
Being organized doesn't have to be boring! Just check out this Fossil Estate Plaid Utility Tote
($198) for proof. The rich plaid print may seem fall-like, but little pops of color transform it into a versatile pattern that works well at any time of year. Snap it open to reveal a multitude of interior zip and slip pockets, which make it easy to keep track of hard-to-find items (in other words, no more digging around frantically for that ringing phone or spare change).
Here's a little dose of sensible and sporty to brighten up your spring wardrobe. The L.L. Bean Canvas Shoulder Multi Color Bag
($39.99) is available in plenty of seasonal shades - think light mint (right on trend!), vibrant berry, and this cool sea blue. A long, comfortable shoulder strap makes it easy for you to carry even the heaviest loads with ease.
Not only is it reliable, but the GUESS Talina Canvas Tote Bag
($118) is also colorblocked for a trendy touch! The earthy light taupe hue gives it a relaxed appearance, but vibrant pops of coral and orange (including a fabulous rope handle) make it a bright, downright fun piece to wear through spring and summer. We love the idea of shouldering the day's necessities in this spectacular tote!
Go for bold with the logo-happy Loquita Square Canvas Tote
(#145). In vibrant yellow, it's the kind of bag you'd sling on for a boardwalk jaunt with the family, an outlet mall excursion with the girls, or a relaxed day at the lake with your significant other. With that kind of versatility, investing in this happy-go-lucky piece is practically a no brainer.
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