Summer Fashion Fave – Charming Straw Bags

Whether you wear it to the beach, the farmers market, or to dinner, a straw bag is a summer classic!


Ines de la Fressange looking oh-so-chic carrying a wonderful, large straw bag.

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

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Via We the People.

Larger ones are great as totes to the beach or on vacation. Made from raffia or straw, they are lightweight and can hold a lot.

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!

They are stylish and practical, and utterly charming!


summer fashion fave white dress with straw bag casual chic street style

Via Laura Glora.


straw bag with floral shirt and shorts summer fashion fave

Garance Doré via Marie France.


Whether trekking to the beach, the park, or of course, the farmer’s market, they’re perfect for holding all your necessities.




I love the quirky shape of this one! Via Lucy Williams.


But I also love unique small or medium ones for everyday in the summer. They can work day or night, and can easily upgrade a more simple outfit.


summer outfit white top and shorts with gorgeous straw bag street style

Olivia Palermo frequently carries this Gerald Darel version in the summer. Via Who, What, Wear.


Or use a small, charming straw bag for a casually elegant summer evening look. A straw clutch is also another way to go as it’s perfect for any event and can take you all the way through spring and summer.




So chic! Via Vienna Wedekind.


There are lots of bags out there, at every price point. Even Target carries cute straw bags in the summer!



Via The Haute Pursuit.


I have a couple of different straw bags, in different sizes, and depending on the day, I switch them out. The J.Crew tote is a personal favorite in the larger category; I love the size, the leather handles, and the fact that it’s so classic and timeless. 

And no one makes better charming small bags than Bembien


summer fashion white sundress with striped straw bag

Via Kat Jamieson.


But the adorable striped ones with pom poms are just too fun to resist! Which is why I ended up with one of those, too 😉 

It’s fun to add to the collection each year, but if you want to limit it, I would say go with one larger, classic market tote and one smaller, charming bag you can use for going out day or night.


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Happy Summer!



If you liked this post, be sure to check out more fashion inspiration below:

French Fashion Essentials for Spring & Summer

Vintage Chanel Jewelry: A Classic that Never Goes Out of Style

Fashion Fave: The Always Cute & Versatile Striped Tee


Charming Straw Bags graphic on Maison de Cinq



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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:)