Why are celebrities and influencers alike styling all their pieces with straw bags? There’s a couple of really good reasons, and we’re here to walk you through why this accessory is quintessential for all of your summer outfits!
If you want to insert directional summer bags, accessories & styles into your wardrobe for work, weddings, date nights and more – Personal Stylist Los Angeles Meg Gallagher can help you build your 2022 style, offering personal shopping tailored to your lifestyle and needs! You can check out her 2022 Summer Styling Services here.
It’s no accident that straw and raffia bags are a summer staple. But why have we always considered this to be true?
The first answer to this question is texture. Summer fabrics are often light, airy linen and cotton pieces. More often than not, placing a leather bag next to these fabrics makes your accessory look heavy and overbearing. A textural bag made out of straw better compliments the breezy dresses with volume, eyelet blouses, flouncy skirts, see-through and crinkled gauze pieces that are commonplace in summer wardrobes.
The next important element of a summer bag is color. A summer color palette usually takes the form of natural linens (such as white, off-white, tan and washed black) as well as saturated tropical colors like poppy red, yellow, leafy green, orange and blue. The understated colors in both straw and raffia bags easily work back to summer natural and saturated hues.
The Stylist’s Pick
A Bag that Works Back to Your Metals
Personal Stylist Meg Gallagher loves this clutch for beachside dinners and going out, paired back to gold jewelry and a breezy summer dress. The gold weave in this clutch creates an elevated spin on the woven bag, allowing for a wide variety of ways to pair this piece!
Straw and Raffia Bags We’re Seeing on Social Media
The Loewe Bag
The instagram famous celebrity & influencer friendly Loewe Basket Bag has been spotted as both a functional bag and a double-duty flower carrier. It’s no wonder the piece was coined the “2022 Summer It-Bag” by multiple publications. The duality between the handwoven body and leather handles makes this bag majorly versatile! Pair it back to ultracasual outfits and sundresses for a sunny day out.
The Tommy Bag
Made famous by Kendall Jenner, STAUD’s Tommy Bag is another celebrity and influencer obsession this season. The California Poppy Tommy Bag is a summer must-have! We’re in love with the bright accent colors within the flowers, creating a fun accessory for day dates and whimsical dinners out.
Shop More Straw and Raffia Bags for Summer
Shop our collection of the best straw and raffia bags that 2022 has to offer! Striped bags, leather and woven mixed bags, trendy and classic pieces are all here. The ease of a straw tote feels so relevant for right now for errands, shopping and work. A clutch should accompany any of your beachside bar and dinner romps. A woven shoulder bag is modern, light and speaks to the fun of summer. Insert any of these pieces into your wardrobe for a modern summer flare!