Come summer, I always do a swap of my bags. I end up putting a lot of my heavier leather purses towards the back of the closet and move my lighter summer bags to the front. Sure I have a few lighter leather bags that are great for summer. This blush one and this Everlane bag are great. But there’s something that feels more exciting about a straw bag. They instantly make your look feel like summer. And honestly, like you’re ready for vacation. I find myself always using these bags whenever I head to a warm-weather destination.
Straw bags are perfect for a warm weather vacation!
Over the last few years, I’ve been collecting straw, woven and rattan bags. They’ve surprisingly survived the wear and tear of everyday use and even traveling. My most recent new straw bag is this large jute tote with leather rope handles. I picked this up at MANGO during one of their recent sales (still going on!). It’s perfect for hauling my beach towel, sunscreen, and my latest book to the pool. But also perfect to bring to the park for a little picnic. Because yes, those are happening more often these days! Once we can travel again, it’ll be a great personal bag for trips too.
There’s also two other straw or woven bags that I have gotten a TON of use out of. This Hat Attack top handle bag has survived so much use over the years. And my go-to rattan crossbody bag that I snagged on Amazon last minute before a trip is seriously the best $25 I’ve ever spent. It’s the perfect size to head out for the night with just the essentials. A red lipstick and your iPhone of course. It’s a bag I always bring with me on getaways since it’s easy to pack and goes with everything!
The Best Straw Bags For Summer
There’s so many great straw and rattan bags to shop for right now. From small crossbodies to totes and even clutches. No matter the occasion, a jute bag can really be great for so many looks. Pair them with just jean shorts and a linen top for the most effortless summer look. But also try a straw clutch or small rattan handbag with a summer cocktail dress perfect for events. If you’re looking to add one of these straw bags to your closet, I’m rounding up my favorites below.
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