13 Just-Right-Sized Bags Because Who Wants to Carry That Much Stuff in the Summer?

Phone, wallet, keys, flask.

For girls who consider "paring down" to mean "shoveling the receipts from the bottom of my Mary Poppins bag," the idea of a trim bucket or cross-body can be scary. But in warm weather, more baggage = more dead weight, so open your mind to these 13 options, which leave just enough room for the essentials—and some summertime spontaneity.

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Banana Republic

It's built like an accordion, meaning you can still stuff far too much stuff into it.

$178, bananarepublic.com.

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Cuyana

Should I be worried how much I'm into this human-like shade of skin?

$295, cuyana.com.

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COS

Could also work part-time as an objet d'art.

$89, cosstores.com.

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Loéil

To be worn with something gingham.

$68, theloeil.com.

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J.Crew

To be worn with something white.

$110, jcrew.com.

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Trademark

Like a shrunken schoolboy's satchel that could still probably fit a paperback.

$558, trade-mark.com.

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Liebeskind

It's so tiny! (Definitely save for days on which you don't want to feel weighed down.)

$78, usa.liebeskind-berlin.com.

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Mango

*The* shape of the season.

$60, shop.mango.com.

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Marimekko

Inspired by a candy wrapper, opens up into more of a backpack shape.

$295, us.marimekko.com.

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OAD New York

This similarly clever one's also convertible and has got compartments for your sunglasses and pens.

$395, oadnewyork.com.

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Silence + Noise

For when it's too hot for jeans but you can't quit denim.

$34, urbanoutfitters.com.

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Zara

You're right—that circle motif's *everywhere.*

$40, zara.com.

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