Choosing the right handbag to match your summer outfits can be tricky. Black bags (which make up the bulk of my collection) can often seem too drastic compared to lighter fabrications of summer clothing. Of course, you can always go for beige bags, which seem ten times more suitable for the warmer months, but most of them being leather, they can also look too heavy compared to lighter colors. This is ultimately why fashion people continually carry straw bags in the summer.
The obsession with straw bags dates back to 2016, when top-handle wicker bags, the kind Jane Birkin wore, began to gain traction. Fast forward five years, and the starting bag is still going strong, with figures like Loewe and Chloe solidifying their It bag status with coveted iterations of their own.
Still, you don’t need to have a designer budget to get your hands on one of the best straw bags this season. You might be surprised at how many different retailers are embracing the trend. Whether it’s independent brands like Muuñ or staples like Zara and Arket, suffice it to say that there is a straw bag that is right for you.
And we can’t stress enough how completely a straw bag can transform your overall appearance. In a matter of seconds flat, with the adorable picnic tote hanging at your fingertips, it can make whatever you wear effortlessly and, as a result, look more stylish. And who doesn’t want that? Scroll down to see the best straw bags of the summer.
SHOP THE BEST STRAW BAGS:
Jigsaw Holkham Straw Tote Bag (£ 70)
Muun Basket Woven Cotton Straw Tote Bag (£ 175)
Loewe + Paula’s Ibiza Pochette raffia shoulder bag (£ 475)
Market Straw bag trimmed with leather (£ 79)
Free people Maris pouch (£ 68)
Market Straw Half Moon Crossbody Bag (£ 59)
Ines Bressand Large woven shoulder bag (£ 340)
Chloe Marcie Medium Raffia Bag (£ 515)
Muun Charles Mini woven straw and cotton crossbody bag (£ 195)
Market Large Straw Tote Bag (£ 89)
& other stories Straw Half Moon Crossbody Bag (£ 45)
Mark & Spencer Drawstring Straw Tote Bag (£ 40)
Loewe Large shopping bag (£ 395)
Mango Handmade Holbox raffia bag (£ 90)
Zara Mini jute bag (£ 20)
Kayu Colbie Woven Mini Straw Bag (£ 65)
Reiss Ellena raffia bag (£ 95)
Whistles Lyra Straw Tote Bag (£ 79)
Next step: make way for the it bag which will be everywhere this summer
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