Style Inspo: Straw Things For Summer

Never did I ever think I would be coveting a mini wicker picnic basket to carry whilst traipsing around the city in the middle of the summer, but I also never thought Brangelina would break up so I guess the moral of the story here is that my intuition royally sucks.

I’d always compartmentalized people who carried straw baskets instead of bags into two categories. One: grandmas living in a quaint town who use the baskets to carry flour and sarsaparilla (is that still a thing?) from the local convenience store. Two: annoying hipsters who used the baskets to house their dead flowers, pretentious French philosophy books that they can’t read, and organic kombucha. Of course they never actually read/drank any of the bag’s contents, but used them as props for an Instagram flatlay then went home to covertly watch episodes of Scandal.

But now? I’ve seen more straw bags in more configurations than I ever imagined. Straw clutches. Straw totes. Straw cross body bags. Literal straw baskets in a miniature size. This isn’t even taking place in a beachy Hamptons town —it’s happening in New York City, perhaps the least resort-y city in America.

It’s not just straw bags; straw hats are back with a vengeance, as well as an assortment of other ways to wear the material. I saw a straw belt the other day. Cult Gaia is even selling straw bangles —ok, they’re technically rattan, but I’m weaving that into the same category.

I’ve been hunting for a perfect little round straw cross-body I can wear with a dotted wrap dress à la every French girl stereotype you’ve ever seen. I’ve yet to find one I can afford (to paint a picture of my current financial state, I recently felt guilt ordering a $2.11 Starbucks coffee because I know I can make it at home fo free), but when I do, rest assured that I will share it here.

All images taken from my Pinterest

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15 Comments

  1. That is an excellent bag trend and I have been looking for one! I hope I do find one!

  2. I’ve been really loving this trend too! Just got a straw bag and backpack, can’t wait to style it now! 🙂

    xo, Chloe // http://funinthecloset.com/tobi-summer-dress/

  3. I’ve never thought about carrying a straw bag, but the ones you shared here are super cute. I’ve always loved the straw hats though. So cute!

  4. I personally don’t understand the hype with the Cult Gaia bag… I think it’s one of the weirder trends of 2017 myself! Lol! You make a good point too about NYC being the last place on earth for straw bag fashion haha.

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  5. I’m actually loving this trend so much more than I expected to! Such cute inspiration!

  6. rkcsouthern

    This is such good inspo! I’m also loving all the wavy, blonde bobs!

  7. I love this bag trend! It’s really different. But I’m sure if I used one of those when I’m with my friends they would ask me where the picnic is hahaha. They just don’t get it!

    xx, Melissa

  8. Such good inspo!!! I love the strip pants they are so cute!

  9. I still cannot get down with straw anything! But i loved the post, especially the beginning part about grandmas and hipsters! <3

  10. Girl I’m with you! I’m trying to find an affordable straw items as well. Zara has some good options!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  11. I totally see straw things coming back to fashion haha I can’t wear straw hahaha I think it’s one of those trends that won’t last very long xD

  12. Really loving the straw hats! I’d love the straw bags if I lived somewhere warm and could get the most use out of it!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  13. pldetails

    I love everything straw! All these photos are major inspiration!

    Jennifer Ashley
    http://www.prettylittledetails.com

  14. This is such a great aesthetic! Looks so simple and perfect for summer!

    Tori || Victori Media
    https://www.victorimedia.com

  15. This is such a fun trend! These pictures are such great inspiration!

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