This Trend Will Make You Rethink the Mini Bag

The last several seasons we’ve focused on the mini bag as a staple accessory every fashion girl should own. It’s charming, easy on the shoulder blades, and is ideal to grab on the go. And while we still stand by these sentiments, this season we’ve seen an influx of jumbo-size totes in an array of eye-grabbing textures and patterns that have us making extra room in our wardrobes for these oversize beauties.

Designer labels like Céline and Gucci have introduced these bag silhouettes, and now high-street labels like Zara and Mango are following suit. Why the sudden desire to upsize our bag? It’s likely the shift in seasons. Fall feels like an opportune time to trade in our summery woven basket bags for a more serious, functional iteration—and it seems the gargantuan tote is a fine option. See below for inspiring ways to style this larger-than-life piece, and if you're in the market to add one to your accessory collection, shop our curated picks!

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What better way to accessorize your belted blazer, light-wash jeans, and white boots ensemble than with a cool Loewe tote?

Behold: the season's striped It bag.

Even if you're just headed to the office, a playful print tote can give you a well-traveled vibe.

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If you're going for dramatic proportions (like a big bell sleeve), go for the gold with a big ole tote.

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This one has us wanting to match our bag to our shoes. 

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Let your bag serve as the ultimate statement item whilst keeping the rest of the look polished and subtle.

Think of all the everyday essentials you could stow away in this stunner.

You know how we feel about the color red.

We like how these oversize totes look slung over the arm.

Perhaps a present for ourselves come election day? It is patriotic, after all.

Color-block details always feel extra special.

For real, this bag is amazing.

So chic and versatile it's practically a neutral.

Be still our contrast-leather-loving hearts.

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