Straw bags have finally made their way from the sandy shores to the city streets. Once designated only to the beach, straw bags have become the summer staple of fashionistas everywhere. By the looks of things, it’s safe to say that this eco-friendly material is a mainstay when it comes to summer fashion.
Carrying a straw bag has never been so chic. When paired correctly it can give your outfit an effortless, laidback vibe that is perfect for summer. Execute your favourite minimalist look by adding in a touch of straw.
TOP 15 STRAW BAGS & ACCESSORIES
This oversized carry-all looks more like a day at the beach than strolling down city streets. Made from woven seagrass, this multi-use bag is sturdy and has a moderate price point.
Made from tightly woven raffia and leather, the Rive Gauche Tote is a fashionista’s dream. If you have the money to splurge on this beauty, then why not.
A beautiful option if you’re on a tiny budget, but want lots of style. This straw tote bag is chic, elegant and very affordable.
The carry-all of all carry-alls, and the must-have straw bag of fashionistas this season. This bag is made from palm leaf with leather handles, and an embossed leather patch on the front.
BEST BUCKET BAG
This dainty yet feminine bucket bag is made from straw and encased in an elaborate mesh design. It has a woven leather top handle and comes with a detachable shoulder strap.
If you want casual chic, then try the Daphne sandals. Crafted from braided raffia, these laidback easy-to-wear sandals can be paired with a dress, skirt, shorts, trousers or jeans.
This classy envelope clutch can be worn anytime, especially on sultry summer nights. The Uptown Pochette adds a subtle touch of elegance to any ensemble. Plus the price point won’t break the bank.
Keep your look minimalist with these slides from Prada. Emblazoned with the signature logo and made from Raffia-effect yarn to give them a beachy feel.
BEST PLATFORM SANDALS
Maison Clegerie long known for its signature wedge and platform heels has done it again with the Chrissy Sandals. Made from an amber coloured raffia traditionally woven, and a multi-coloured platform heel for a bit of playfulness.
These raffia flats by YOOX are reminiscent of Chanel’s signature beige with black capped toe slingback. Hand woven by artisans in India out of raffia, these slingback give you a chic look at an affordable price.
BEST STRAW HAT
Styled after the traditional chapeau Breton (Brittany hat), this straw hat has an oversized brim and a black grosgrain ribbon. A great choice for a day at the beach or if you're feeling a bit dramatic and just want to be fabulous.
BEST TOTE FOR THE BEACH
This minimalist carry-all by Zara is both practical and affordable. It’s large enough to carry what you need for the day, and can be coordinated with literally anything.
BEST SUN VISOR
Stay stylish and protect your skin from harmful UV rays with this straw sun visor. A cheap and cheery addition to your summer wardrobe that will add an element of chic.
BEST DESIGNER STRAW BAG
The Book Tote has arguably become one of Dior’s most coveted items. And luckily this season’s tote bag fits right in with the beach aesthetic. Fashioned out of natural raffia, the Book Tote was designed to carry all your daily essentials.
BEST BASKET BAG
Although not made from straw, this basket bag by Polène deserves an honourable mention. Crafted out of wicker and enveloped in leather, the Yké bag is feminine as it is dainty.