Summer Fashion Fave – Charming Straw Bags

Spring and summer fashion is so fun! Breezy tops, flirty sundresses, sandals (with bright pedicures!), cropped jeans, cut-offs, and straw bags. I love a good straw bag! Is there any bag that screams summer more than this one?!

Larger ones are great as totes to the beach or on vacation, but a small or medium sized one makes a great handbag for when the weather heats up. Made from raffia or straw, they are lightweight and can hold a ton. In fact, the straw bag originated in France. Women would take large woven straw bags to the farmer’s markets to load up with fresh fruits and vegetables. Leave it to the French to make even going to the market fashionable!

Whether you wear it to the beach or to dinner, it adds that joie de vivre, carefree attitude. They are stylish and practical, and utterly charming!


straw-bag-white-outfit-ines-de-la-fressangeI’ve always loved this shot! Ines de la Fressange looking oh-so-chic and oh-so-French carrying a wonderful, large straw bag!


straw-bag-white-dress-2Love the big size of this one! Via We the People.


straw-bag-with-denim-black-topSuch a cute summer outfit. And I love the round, quirky shape of this one! Via Lucy Williams Instagram.


straw-bag-white-dress-3And I love how she dressed down this dressy evening look just by adding a sweet little straw bag! Via The Haute Pursuit.


straw-bag-sitting-at-cafeAnd espadrilles! Another adorable only-in-summer staple! Via Style Lovely.


straw-bag-chic-black-and-white-outfitAnother dressy outfit made even better with a straw bag. So chic! Via Vienna Wedekind.


And of course, they’re perfect for taking to the grocers, farmers market, or flower mart! Or even as decor….


Via Laine & Layne.


My favorite mid-sized bag is this one from J.Crew. It’s a great size for a tote, and makes a fun, lightweight handbag when the weather heats up!


I have a couple of different straw bags, in different sizes, and depending on the day, I switch them out. The J.Crew bag is a personal favorite; I love the size, the leather handles, and the fact that it’s so classic and timeless. I’ve had one every summer for as long as I can remember!

But the adorable striped ones with pom poms are just too fun to resist! Which is why I ended up with a few 😉  I’ve sourced so many cute ones – I’m telling you, you’ll want more than one, too!

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Happy Friday!



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  1. Sandra Cavallo says:

    Love this post, Sheila! I’m convinced I need every single one of these bags!!

    1. I know, me too!!! Aren’t they just so adorable? And I love when they’ve been paired with the dressier outfits – such a great contrast!

      Happy Weekend my friend, and thank you so much for stopping by:)