The Oversized Tote Is Fall 2023's Most Practical Handbag Trend

It seems the oversized tote never truly goes out of style but rotates around center stage. It's the versatile catch-all we just can't really live without, whether we're off to the beach for the day, headed to a coffee shop to catch up on work for a few hours, or simply running errands around town. 

In general, giant purses and oversized totes tend to be super durable to be able to withstand hauling around everything we toss into them — which is just about everything we could possibly need for the time we will be away from home. And because we do carry pretty much our entire lives in these bags, we can develop a kind of emotional attachment and sentimentality toward them. 

Rocking an extra-large handbag also gives an effortless vibe to your outfit that can be hard to achieve otherwise. Since cozy season will be upon us before we know it, the need to bring along a cardigan and hat, just in case of stormy weather, is real. And there's nothing quite like using your favorite oversized tote to do so.

Structured and sleek

We're loving the oversized structure of this tote — not to mention this darling shade of pink with black trim. Ideal for beach days or impromptu weekends away, there aren't many essentials you couldn't bring along with this bag on hand. Versatile and easy to style, we love this tote paired with a denim jumper.

An autumn essential

There's something undeniably cozy about using a giant tote bag to lug your books to the coffee shop amid the fallen leaves and cool breeze — and in muted neutrals and grays? It doesn't get much more snug than that. We love this fall-time vibe and can't get enough of the energy the oversized tote puts out there.

Loud and cheery

Just because the cooler weather will settle in doesn't mean all colors must be stowed away until spring. We're loving this bright pop of peach in contrast with a darker ensemble. You really can't go wrong with the oversized tote when it comes to a day out on the town. Shopping, errands, lunch with a friend — you can never be too prepared.

Contrasting vibes

A casual tote doesn't mean you have to dress down. We're all about the high-low fashion when it comes to styling these classic, practical, spacious totes. With as many compartments and pockets as you could desire, many oversized totes out there are irreplaceable once you've started to depend on them.

Classic leather

If the canvas tote isn't exactly your vibe, then a chic black leather bag ought to do the trick. Still oversized and roomy, this sleek tote is great for work meetings or other important appointments. You won't have to sacrifice any of your essentials with the spacious design and multiple compartments.

Sturdy and dependable

A well-made tote built to last will be your best friend when it comes to safely and securely transporting most of your essentials. We're all about this classic style's bright hue and can't get enough of the clean and understated look. Great for casual strolls or park dates.

Simple and timeless

A classic black tote says it all in a subtle way and we're all about this look. Versatile and sleek, there's no doubt that a simple, oversized black tote will quickly become your go-to bag for all your accessorizing needs. Laptops, tablets, snacks, water bottles, makeup, a change of clothes — there's not much you have to pass on when packing up this practical piece.