Easy Does It: Summer’s Grab-and-Go Extras

Breezy summer calls for effortless extras, and—this year—they’re so easy to find. Check out our picks of the new relaxed styles.

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Backpacks
Last summer’s canvas tote is this season’s backpack. (You heard it here first!) Suddenly, the bag typically associated with schoolwork is carry-everywhere versatile, thanks to new, grown-up features. Think hardware, bold color and faux leather trim—and take it to the beach, dinner-and-a-movie or the gym.

Crossbody Bags
Come Friday at five, we’re ready to shrug off work—as well as our hefty, oversized tote. Our weekend alternative is a crossbody bag, which is trendy for summer and never gets in the way. Want to lighten your load? Simply choose your fave, and sling it on every Saturday, Sunday and vacay.

Slip-On Sneakers
Meet the next MVPs of your shoe rotation: The new Vans-inspired sneakers are must-haves this season, as they’re as comfortable as they are wearable (Pair them with cutoffs, cropped trousers and summery dresses.) and forever in fashion. Just pick your print; you can’t go wrong. (We love camo, leopard, the list goes on.)