This summer’s number one accessory for gals on the go, as well as, busy sippy-cup carrying mommies is one in the same, the iconic and classic tote of course.  The street fashion scene across the globe has showcased some stunning designer summer tote bags recently on both celebrities and everyday fashionistas.

Some of our favorite looks include oversized totes with chain straps a la Christian Dior and also funky textured totes as seen at this seasons Valentino runway shows. We’re also head over heels for totes featuring bold statement stripe prints, as showcased by Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs, who all showed super-chic striped totes on the S/S 2013 runways.  While totes are coming in all different shapes, prints and sizes this season, we’ve picked out our top three favorite ways to rock this season’s hottest summer totes.

White Totes
White totes are a fashion favorite of celebrities like Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani and Kristin Cavallari who have all been spotted rocking the chic colorless totes this summer.  Styling this look is super simple since white goes with everything, but we do suggest throwing a statement color into your look, for example a bright blouse or super color saturated pair of colored skinny jeans would be perfect. Also, think about going for a colorless bag with a metallic sheen to add another layer of chic to your style.

Textured Totes
We are loving fringe, feathering, studs and spikes on totes this summer. A little texture can go a long way to taking a classic timeless style  handbag and creating a totally fresh and modern look. 3.1  Philip Lim and Belenciaga showed plenty of swoon worthy textured totes for summer 2013.  To incorporate this look into your wardrobe  consider pairing your textured summer tote with  a chic designer t-shirt and skinny jeans.

Printed Totes
Spots, stripes and checkers are all over this summer’s hottest tote bags. We ‘re loving the Victoria Beckham laser cutout tote which features a sleek monochrome square pattern. A bag like this with a statement print yet minimal color is a fantastic way for those of you gals who are new to the world of totes to work this trend into your wardrobe.