7 Stylish Straw Bags For Summer (That Don't Look Like Everyone Else's)

For your beach visits, city breaks and beyond.

Straw bags are this year’s must-have accessory. A sure sign you’re either on holiday (or at least in holiday mode), they’re as wearable in the city as they are on the beach.

And they’re no longer limited to huge tote bags in scratchy materials. Instead the straw bag has had a major renovation with everyone from Zara to Asos offering their own fashion forward takes on the style.

In our round of up of the best ones to buy, we’ve got cross body bags, shoppers, clutches and everything in between so you can add the finishing touches to your summer wardrobe with style.

This structured piece gives the straw bag more sartorial edge, with its classic handbag shape and shoulder strap for when your hands are full. We’ll be wearing this with a crisp white shirt, shorts and barely-there heels.

A straw bag doesn’t have to fall into the beige or brown category, Instead, add a burst of colour with this tropical circle bag which is roomier than it looks.

Handmade in the Mauritius, Soleil Bazaar is a new brand that works with local artisans using indigenous techniques to create hand-painted pieces that are well worth the investment. This blue tote is ideal for your beach visits and poolside jaunts and will fit even the biggest of beach towels.

Small but mighty, this mini crossbody bag fits all your essentials while earning you some serious style points thanks to the black detailing on the strap and clasp.

Prefer to go hands-free? No problem, this rucksack is the one for you. It’s a more laidback way to adopt this summer’s biggest trend and is an easy ‘throw everything in and go’ style. It has a hidden zip closure inside, too, so you can be sure your valuables will stay safe.

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The perfect last-minute buy that won’t break the bank but will add some sunshine to your holiday wardrobe. Style it with a simple white dress with a dropped hem. More of those here.

L’été est arrivé. And if you don’t speak French, that reads, summer is here. This mini tote is the perfect antidote to the ‘what bag shall I bring?’ dilemma. It goes with everything and won’t lose its shape in your suitcase. Hurrah.

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