Aside from an airport shot glass and some pretty inconvenient tan lines, the best vacation mementos are your photos. Therefore, it’s absolutely imperative each snap is profile photo-worthy. Since nothing makes a picture pop like a statement accessory, we’re eternally grateful for the recently resurrected straw handbag trend.
Even though this ‘70s Jane Birkin-inspired resurgence conjures up coastal glam/French Riviera vibes, the lightweight, entirely functional, made-for-sun statement piece is well-suited for travel destinations beyond France. Maybe you’re keeping your summer low-key with a staycation? No problem—tote it to the flea market, farmer’s market, or supermarket, whatever your jam. Possible ensembles include summer standards like cut-outs or off-the-shoulder dresses, or try an all-out tropical palette where no bright is too bright. For level-up styling, knot a fun bandana around the handle.
What’s more, there’s a bounty of straw variations available: raffia bucket bags, wicker totes, and even Chanel baskets. No need to shy away from tassels, pom-poms, and other eye-catching embellishments—sometimes more is so much more. Scroll below to see a few of our faves. Happy toting!
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