Straw accessories are a warm weather staple. As far as materials go, straw is light, functional, and chic, too. Case in point: Style icon Jane Birkin toted a basket bag throughout the 60s and 70s. Whether or not you wish to take on the whole hippie-era vibe (from frayed jeans to bangs, it’s all on trend), you can still be part of the basket bunch. Here are fun, summery ways to tote your items—and the straw items to tote as well.
Time to get back on the bike, as they say. Warmer weather and outdoor events make bicycling a brilliant mode of travel. No need to leave your larger things at home when you have a handy basket. This handled straw version makes two-wheeled traveling a breeze.
Yes, they look adorable. But straw hats are also a useful accessory for warmer weather. Breathable, light, and comfortable, it will keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face. Straw hats are classic and work with pretty much any style. A wide-brimmed straw hat like this one looks just as good with a tailored white blouse as it does with a flowy dress.
Satya Twena Ravenna Hat, $134.99
Boho Straw Bag
If you love that boho vibe but also want to get in on the straw scene, an embellished straw bag is perfect. Colorful pom-poms and tassels, or even tying on a vibrant scarf, creates a personalized look. A spring- and summer-ready purse that adds a hit of flair to any outfit.
The best way to transport your picnic to the park, beach, or hillside is with a pretty wicker basket. Choose one with enough room to hold food, utensils, a blanket, and a couple bottles of wine. A tasteful basket also makes a stylish carry-along for your neighborhood potluck.
Picnic at Ascot Vineyard Basket, $72.49
With warmer weather comes farmers markets, roadside fruit and vegetable stands, and sidewalk fare. Be ready to pick up fresh food with a handy, yet completely chic, shopping basket. Large handles make carrying purchases a snap, and there is plenty of room for all your favorite treats.
Swahili Modern Ghanaian Shopper, $71.99
A breezy woven bag has both casual good looks and major functionality. Use to stow your flip flops, floppy hat, and sunscreen. Nothing else needed on a balmy spring or summer day.
Book or Work Bag
Use a large straw bag to tote books and materials to school or work. Roomy and lightweight, this option looks pretty fabulous in your office, too. It’s the perfect place to stash daily essentials out of sight and keep your space clear of clutter.
Pom Pom Straw Hat
Don a topper with summer spirit. A straw hat adorned with colorful poms is great for the beach or pool and shows off your exuberant personality. Wear with cut-offs and your best vintage tee.
Indego Africa Pom Pom Hat, $76.49