The Best Basket Bags To Buy Now
By Ellie Wiseman Posted on 6 Jul 2016
Straw basket bags - as uncompromisingly weather-dependant as they are - are the summer accessory staple. A golden straw bag (like a straw hat) connotes warm summer days, whether the scene be picnicking on lush lawns in a floral dress, meandering the streets of Monaco or Venice or hitting the beach on a bank holiday weekend. But now, as sunshine (finally) lights up the UK, a wicker bag hanging in the crook of your arm is the perfect seasonal addition to any ensemble.
A wicker bag adds texture and dimension to an outfit. Pair a oversized straw tote with a dressed-down look to run errands in the city, or layer a structured straw cross-body bag over an eclectic and clashing ensemble for a fashion-forward finish.
Emily Ratajkowski paired her floral summer dress with a basket bag while relaxing in the French Riveria, in between red carpet appearances at Cannes Film Festival.
For those who love to spin a modern twist on a classic look, why not team this season’s hottest print, gingham, with a straw bag, å la the iconic styling of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
If you’re won over by this latest SS17 bag trend, we have done all the hard work for you and have rounded up the most lust-worthy straw basket bags to add to your basket. On the designer front, Sophie Anderson’s collection of straw bags is the place to shop, and on the high street you can count on Mango, Zara and M&S to deliver the goods. Whether you want a straw bag that makes a statement (think pom poms, pops of colour and dynamic shapes) or you want to ease into the trend with a understated, vintage-y style, look no further and shop the gallery below.
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