Accessorise with a Tote this summer

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With temperatures soaring, it is time to get those pins out and embrace this season’s trends. After all, if you can’t wear skirts and dresses in the summer, when can you wear them? Even if we only have a few days of brilliant sunshine, it is best to ignore Britain’s typical unpredictable summer and make the most of this season’s styles for July and August.

However, it is not just about your outfit and carrying the right accessory is also essential. With this in mind, Modalu are giving readers of The Sloaney a preview of their gorgeous collection of luxury tote bags, along with some inspiring looks.



Summer is all about leisurely lunches and picnics and what better way to dress for a sophisticated afternoon of socialising than with understated elegance. A pair of heeled sandals are certain to spruce up any outfit and can even transform your look from day to evening. Team with a floral printed dress and you’ll look hot to trot for a day out with the ladies. To fully embrace summer, wear a headband embroidered with flowers for a fun and feminine look. In fact, we have noticed Cressida Bonas embracing this particular trend on several occasions.

However, if you fancy a bit of shopping after a spot of alfresco dining, there is one accessory that is a must; a tote bag. The Cara North South Tote is the perfect piece of arm candy for an afternoon spent trawling the shops. With three compartments, including a zipped one, this beautiful bag has plenty of space for all your essentials and will securely store your prized possessions. The Cara Tote is larger than A4 so you can stylishly carry around your laptop or tablet as well as those small purchases. Not only is the Cara practical, it’s elegant too. If you head out for the day with this ‘must-have’ on your shoulder and you’ll ooze with unquestionable style.

Ladies Who Lunch

The Cara North South Tote is perfect for summer lunches

While pastel and beige shades are always a versatile option and suit almost every outfit, black is great for those looking to invest in an accessory that they can carry through to the Autumn months. It also works well at dusk and if you are looking for a bag that will take you from day to night, the Erin Mini Tote is a good option. This black beauty is cute and compact, yet large enough for your iPad and other everyday essentials.

You can wear it across your body in the day and carry it like a grab bag in the evening. With three internal compartments as well as a zipped front pocket, there’s plenty of room for your much needed lipstick and foundation stick that’ll transform your face from ‘nearly naked and natural’ to ‘going out glam’.  The Erin Mini Tote is certainly a timeless accessory and one that you will be tempted to use over and over again.

catch up over cocktails

We love the Erin Mini Black, which will work well through until Autumn/Winter

For more designer tote bags, visit Modalu. This leading handbag retailer stocks luxury bags and purses. Check out the website today and fall head over handbags.

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