The Unexpected Bag Trend Everyone Is Following

First came vinyl trousers, then Grandad loafers and now, straw bags?! Yep, just in time for summer, everyone who is anyone has gone haywire (see what we did there?!) for straw bags – us included.

It all started way back when Anya Hindmarch, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabanna and Philiosophy sent models down the SS16 runway clutching a collection of seriously chic straw bags. Clutches, saddle bags, totes, baskets – you name it, straw did it.





Then came Rae Feather. Complete with monogrammed initials, everyone (and we mean everyone) worth their style salt took to Instagram to share the Rae Feather love. And now? The high street is officially chocka with incarnations sans spenny price tags.


> @raefeather



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Okay, we know what you’re thinking. They’re the perfect summer staple come beach/pool/holiday/anything-that-involves-a-bikini-time, but how does one don a straw bag elsewhere?!

Behold, your ultimate guide to doing straw bags in style:

Scenario 1) Date Night




Striped Straw Clutch Bag, ASOS, £20


Opt for a clutch style and dress up with a sleek white shift dress, bold strappy heels and matching lippy.

Scenario 2) Cocktails O’Clock




Raffia Bucket Bag, ASOS, £45




Go for a structured bucket bag and pair with wide leg crepe pants, crisp shirt and bright court heels. Throw on a distressed biker jacket when it gets chillier.

Scenario 3) Shopping Saturday




Rainbow Straw Tote Bag, New Look, £15.99





Shoppers, totes, baskets – they’ll all do the trick. From jeans and trainers to co-ords and sun dresses, they’ll go with just about anything, too.

As for detail, there’s more choices than we can keep count of. Pom poms make for a fun poolside vibe, while classic leather fringing will work well come nighttime.

Et voilà. You’re officially equipped to conquer summer’s hottest bag trend. You heard it here first.