The Summer of Straw Bags

Well, based on pictures from some of my favorite fashion girls on Instagram, this summer is going to be all about having a chic straw bag. Personally, I can’t recall owning a straw bag that I bought with my own money. I do recall a couple of Easters when my mom accessorized my Easter dress with a white straw purse. The bags were cute, but totally not my decision. Now, that straw bags are having their moment, I guess I need to make a decision or should I say “draw straws” (I crack myself up sometimes) on if I’m going to be carrying around a straw bag this summer.

straw bags for summer
So, If you are interested in hopping on the straw bag train, keep reading to see how to get in on this trend.

No matter if you call them straw bags or raffia bags, there are plenty of styles and colors available. However, for this post and season, it’s all about the traditional tan styles.

free people audry picnic basket straw bag

If I had to get one straw basket this season, it would definitely be this picnic basket style purse one from Free People. The structured shape and hard handles makes this bag simple with just the right amount of retro. This classic bag will be great for a weekend lunch with girlfriends or paired with a super summery dress.

j. crew circle crossbody straw bag.

As you might know, I’m into cute, small purses that are great to throw on an go. So, this circle straw crossbody bag from J. Crew has a piece of my heart. Super cute and small. Since this bag is small, don’t expect it to hold much. Based on the 3 reviews left by people who purchased it, if you want a bag to hold your cell phone, this isn’t for you.

circle handle straw bag

Need a straw bag that has structure and roomy? Then you should definitely try this woven tote by Buji Baja that’s with a chunkier straw. However, the rounded handles makes it easier to carry and I’m loving the tassel detail.

large-straw tote from Target

Finally, if you want a straw bag you can carry around all summer, this large straw tote from Target is amazing. I would use this bag for everywhere, including as a work bag or to weekend farmer’s markets. The colorful pom poms on the front makes it an instant summer staple. Can’t go wrong with this one.

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