Straw bags are the must-have accessory for summer—and these are our favorites

Straw bags for summer are practical and stylish

Straw bags from ZARA/ ASOS/ Whistles/ Dune/ Amazon and Mango in a cloudy sky Future template
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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!


Mango Jute basket bag

RRP: $59.99/£35.99

This jute bag is large enough to fit your towel, a change of clothes and of course your swimsuit—which is exactly what you need in a summer bag.

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Amazon Women Summer Beach Bag

RRP: $32.99/£27.99

The perfect bag to carry all your essentials to the beach or to store your snacks on a road trip.

The shape is very classic and will no doubt last for many summers to come, plus it will look so cute in all your beach snaps.

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. 


Topshop Metal Straw mix shoulder bag

RRP: $30.47/£26

This edgy bag is perfect for a festival or summery night out—just look at those silver tassels!


Whistles Karis leather-strap straw shoulder bag

RRP: $90/£79

This shoulder bag is so cute to dress up or down a summer outfit. It's the perfect holiday dinner bag as well as a day-trip bag!

Pair with a white shirt and you've got a minimal and effortless look.


Zara Contrast Woven Tote Bag

RRP: $35.90/£22.99

We know tote bags are always trendy so you can't go wrong this summer with a woven one!


Dune Davenport raffia and leather cross-body bag

RRP: $99/£75

This bag is perfect all year round thanks to its comfortable leather strap.

The cross-body style also makes it ideal for travel.

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.


ASOS Design Straw Tote with feature resin handle in natural

RRP: $42/£30

We can't get over the shape and handle of this bag.

It's ideal for a summery dinner or a spontaneous trip to the beach.

Have a look at other cute accessories, like the Girlfriend Collective fanny pack if you're not in need of a bag. 

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

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.