by Claire Knebl
Equal parts form and function, the bucket bag is an absolute essential for any girl who spends her days on the go. For one, it expands for all of your schlepping needs and then conveniently cinches at the top. Plus, the '70s-style swingy (and sturdy!) silhouette is roomy but retains its shape, making it perfect for lugging around school supplies now and heading to music festivals later. Seriously, you can fit a water bottle, sunscreen, wallet, hand sanitizer, and slip-on sandals into one of these carry-alls...and it'll still look rad.
Beyond structure, available styles run the gamut. Following the popularity of Mansur Gavriel's sold-out-everywhere instant classic, there are plenty of cool, crisp takes on the trend, from Asos's mellow blue beauty to Banana Republic's perforated white purse. Are you more boho than minimal? Then prepare for the awesomeness of a pink-and-black knit number from Urban Outfitters. You can also go sporty via a super-mini neoprene Zara styleRead More »from Yes, You Do Need a Bucket Bag for Spring—Here Are 15 (Ultra-Rad) Reasons Why