As much as I love all my black bags (and I’m still on the lookout for more, very sad,), as soon as spring and sunny days start rolling in, my favorite black bags sometimes seem…so heavy. I purchased a huge Moroccan straw tote as a beach bag last year, and liked it so much that now I’ve been thinking about a smaller version to carry all summer. Like this one:
For several months I thought my straw bag interest was my own organically generated obsession, but in reality I must have been incepted by Ines de la Fressange because while re-reading Parisian Chic, I came across this little snippet.
And after that, I started on Googling rampage, looking for photos of chic women with their straw bags. Some of my favorites, starting with Olivia Palermo.
Rachel Bilson (yes, her’s is Chanel. But still! It’s straw/raffia).
And one more of Olivia Palermo – this time showing that a straw tote can even be dressed up! I love this look with a white silk dress. This is my favorite straw bag out of the celebrity bunch…and my favorite outfit!
How do you feel about a straw bag for summer? I love how they look (and plus they are typically much easier on the wallet!).
My picks, by the way? Besides the Mar Y Sol above, I like this version from Tory Burch ($275), for those who like to splurge, this beautiful Dolce & Gabanna version with lovely lace lambskin details, and on the other side of the price spectrum, this striped J.Crew tote at $55.