Choosing the correct handbag to match your summer ensembles can be tricky. Black bags (which make up most of our collections) can often feel too drastic set against the breezier fabrications of summer clothes. Of course, you can always opt for tan bags, which feel tenfold more appropriate for the warmer months, but with most of those being of the leather variety, they too can look too heavy against lighter colours. This is ultimately why fashion people carry straw bags in summer.
The straw-bag obsession can be traced back to 2016 when top-handle wicker bags—the sort that Jane Birkin used to carry—started gaining traction. Fast-forward five years, and straw bags are still going strong, with the likes of Loewe and Chloé cementing their It-bag status with covetable iterations of their own.
Still, you needn't have a designer budget to get your hands on one of the best straw bags out there this season. It might surprise you just how many different retailers are on board with the trend. Whether it be independent brands like Muuñ or high-street staples like Zara and Arket, suffice to say there's a straw bag out there to suit you.
And we can't stress enough just how much a straw bag can completely transform your overall look. In seconds flat, thanks to the adorable picnic-esque carryall hanging from your fingertips, it can make everything you wear look effortless and thus more stylish. And who doesn't want that? Scroll on to see the best straw bags of the summer.