Looks like Sophia from “Golden Girls” got it right! You already have a straw tote for the beach, but now it’s time to transfer that accessory into your everyday wardrobe. According to everyone from the Style Sprinter to Elle and Refinery29, woven straw bags are the new “it” thing for summer! I know, it seems a little weird to say that but, we knew this was coming after the influx of large-brimmed straw hats. The good thing is they come in tons of styles, sizes and price levels to help you find one as versatile as your closet. Here are my favorite bags and a few styling tips to help you wear them the right way!
The key to styling a casual material is dressing up.
When working with an accessory that is usually reserved for the beach or the gym, it’s best to pair it with a completely different outfit style. In this case, I love the idea of pairing a straw clutch with your favorite going out top and jeans. Or, if you’re dashing off to work, it may go nicely with a midi dress and heels. It’s all about adding a refined touch to the casual bag! (Here’s an example from my fruit-based post.) Finding a printed bag can help, too!
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INC International Concepts straw tote handbag / J Crew envelope clutch bag / Kayu straw clutch / Ashley Stewart blue envelope clutch / Henri Bendel woven handbag / Kayu woven handbag, $135 / JNB crossbody flap purse
Happy Monday, everyone!