By Chrissy Giglio

Published on July 6, 2017

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Picnics, beach days, and pool parties all get a stylish upgrade thanks to a variety of festive summer essentials. While your towels, totes, and pool floats may be ready to go, don’t forget about your cooler. Gone are the days of standard, purely functional options. You can now snag a playful version that’ll cater to your drink-cooling needs while looking extra cute. Carry one of these to your next outdoor gathering, and it will be less of a chore and more like a summer accessory. From a backpack built perfectly for wine and cheese to a watermelon shaped shoulder bag, this list has got all of your summer cooling needs covered. 

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Adventure Backpack

Summer is the time for spontaneous outings that sometimes go from morning to night. Never be unprepared again with the help of this backpack. With no signs of actually being a cooler, this bag won’t ruin your outfit, yet you’ll be ready to hydrate no matter where you are.
Insulated Cooler Adventure Backpack, $59.48

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Watermelon Bag

This watermelon shaped bag will take any summer activity to the next level. Even after the picnicking portion of the day is over, you’ll look great carrying around this festive accessory.

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Beachy Print

A beach day will be even more enjoyable when you’ve got this nautical cooler. The palm tree print and rope handle make it a cute accessory that’s seriously Instagram friendly.
Palm Tree Cooler with Zipper, $26.95

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Flamingo Fun

Summer trips are in full swing, and this bag will surely inspire you to hit the road. We can’t help but imagine how much more satisfying it will be to open up a bottle of rosé when you pull it out of this pink gem.
Patterned Cooler Bag, $12.99

 
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Natural Leather

Have all of your friends swooning this season thanks to this luxe picnic find. No matter what drinks or snacks you stash inside, it’ll feel like you’re vacationing in the bougiest of locations.
Natural Leather Cooler, $384.99

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Beach, Please

Looking to make everyone on the beach do a double take? This playful shoulder bag will do the trick. Aside from the fun, graphic text, the bag itself is awesome at keeping snacks and drinks chilled.

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Cooler Tote

Coolers often come in the same shapes and styles, so when we saw this one we couldn’t help but fall in love. Carry this bucket bag around all summer to ensure your snackable treats stay nice and cold.
Cooler Tote Havana, $30.00

 
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Picnic Ready

If you’ve ever arrived at your destination only to realize you forgot something at home, you’re not alone. Never forget your picnic blanket again thanks to this clever cooler/picnic hybrid.
Poptimism Totepack Cooler with Picnic Mat, $16.99

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Wine and Cheese Cooler

A bag specifically built for toting around wine and cheese? Yes, please. No picnic is complete without some tasty sides, and this bag will help you get the essentials to any location. Take a midday break in a sunny park, and create a wine bar experience on the go.
Houndstooth Wine and Cheese Cooler, $32.99

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Budget-Friendly

Not looking to commit to a fancy cooler right now? There are budget-friendly options to help get you through the summer. Grab a classic cooler with a fun print for all of your lunches this season.
Sommar Cooler Bag, $12.99

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Chill Cooler

Not every cooler has to be huge, especially if you’re packing lunch for just yourself. Opt for a smaller bag that’ll fit everything you need for a party of one.
Chill Cooler Bag, $10.00 

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Vintage Charm

Summer is the ideal time for a vintage, beachy moment. This stainless steel Coca-Cola cooler will help you achieve the perfect throwback look. There’s space for a ton of drinks, and the built-in bottle opener will be a big hit.
Coca-Cola Picnic Cooler, $77.99