Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to invest in some summer staples for our capsule wardrobes. From the best summer dresses to this year's must-have accessory—straw bags—which are the perfect all-rounder, whether you’re jetting off on holiday or planning a staycation.
Straw bags have been a classic summer bag for decades and they’re beyond practical. They can either act as your trusty beach bag where you store your best sunscreens for face or as a cute bohemian-style handbag to elevate your outfit.
While you may be thinking straw bags are old-fashioned, too chunky or kitschy—they're actually one of the most on trend pieces for 2022. You can now shop them in a range of styles. From crossbody mini bags to chic totes bags, here are a few of our faves to inspire your new love for the woven bag.
Our favorite straw bags for summer
Let’s start with the classic beach bag style for all you sun seekers out there. There’s something so nostalgic and cool about a basket-style woven bag. Maybe because they evoke images of picnic baskets or maybe our mom's on childhood holidays, it’s up for debate, but we love them and can’t imagine summer without them. Just think of all the things you can store in them—from towels to your bikini!
If you like the aesthetic but not the size, you can find the cutest shoulder bags and tote bags in the woven/rattan style. Ideal for bringing a ‘surfer-girl’ vibe to your look.
This style may not be the most practical but man are we obsessed with the wooden handles.
Picture yourself in a midi dress, some Hailey Bieber approved sunglasses and holding this bag—it’s a big look.
Have a look at other cute accessories, like the Girlfriend Collective fanny pack if you're not in need of a bag.
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.
Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.
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