If you think I’ve taken a wrong turn on my way back from Laguna Beach, I assure you I haven’t (sadly)! Unfortunately I’m so aware that I’m back in chilly Blighty from the layers I’m currently rocking. But, you’d be forgiven to think this was a beach style post as the humble straw bag has long been associated with the tote of choice for days by the ocean. But, the unfussy basket is fast becoming the most stylishly understated day bag of the season.
There’s something so accidentally chic about a straw bag. It gives off a cool French-girl vibe and makes you want to fill it with peonies, fresh groceries and homemade bread. Too far? Cliches aside, I’ve fallen in love with my Mango version, pom-poms and all. But, the beauty of the straw bag is that it’s anonymous and classically relevant. You can easily pick one up at your local market or vintage store and no one would ever know! Here are just three reasons why I’m a straw bag convert, on and off the beach…
IT GOES WITH EVERYTHING
No, really! Whether it’s teamed with a summer linen shirt and mom jeans or a gorgeous silk slip, what I love about the straw bag is that it can be dressed up or down. What matters is that it all looks like it’s on purpose and how freaking cool is that?!
IT CAN ACTUALLY BE A GROCERY BAG
Fed up with those unsightly Aldi carriers clogging up your car? Pack your loo rolls and kale packs in something a little more stylish the next time you do the weekly shop.
IT MAKES SUMMER LAST FOREVER
There’s nothing like a straw bag to make you think of wistful afternoons spent exploring new farflung destinations. But there’s no expiration date on these babies – take yours through to fall and beyond proudly.
THE UNFUSSY BASKET IS FAST BECOMING TH MOST STYLISHLY UNDERSTATED DAY BAG OF THE SEASON
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