7 Straw Handbags That Are Going to Be Your Everything This Summer

If summer had an official accessory, it would be the straw handbag.  Yes, your sunnies, SPF, and face mist are def essentials––but you need somewhere to keep them! It’s time to swap out that heavy leather tote or velvet crossbody for one of these trending styles. Whether your style is boho-chic or fashion girl-sleek, look no further for your perfect summer bag. Your #OOTD Instas will thank you. 

1. Taco Contrast-Trim Clutch (Filippo Catarzi, $50) 

Don’t want to go all in with a giant straw tote? Ease into the trend with this contrast-trim clutch from Revolve. The black border makes it look nighttime-ready and the curved shape is not only super comfortable to hold, but also way more eye-catching than your typical rectangular clutch. Pair it with heeled espadrilles, jeans and a lightweight black going-out top.  

2. Large Pom-Pom Basket Tote (Xinh & Co., $55) 

If your style is more girly than glam, go for this pom pom-adorned basket tote. Inspired by rice baskets, the tote can even double as home decor during the colder months! Style it with a vintage-inspired sundress, like this one from Reformation. The peachy floral print on the dress would bring out the pink on the bag so perfectly!  

3. Forever Vacay Tote (Amuse Society, $66) 

Don’t go on vacation without this striped tote. It's classic, roomy shape makes it the perfect beach bag, but the black stripes make it runway-ready and help it stand out in the sand. If you’re an oversized tote kind of girl, you’ll probably find yourself carrying this everywhere with you this summer––it looks just as good at brunch as it does poolside. 

4. Circle Straw Crossbody Bag (J Crew, $128) 

Maybe you really, really hate straw and think there is absolutely no way something so boho will ever make its way into your wardrobe. This black circular crossbody will definitely make you reconsider. Not only is the shape super glam, the all-over dark color adds just enough edge. Also, it literally matches everything––think of it as the warm weather counterpart to your go-to black leather crossbody.

5. Olive Drive Straw Lottie (Kate Spade, $209) 

Maybe you think straw is too boho for you, but you don't want to go in an edgy direction, either. The answer: This straw top handle crossbody from Kate Spade, complete with an oversized black bow. Unlike most straw bags, it zips closed and is a structured, classic shape. So ladylike and polished. Wear it with pointed toe flats and your favorite blouse.  

6. Frayed Maxi Tote (Sensi Studio, $246) 

Not feeling all that beige and black? Get ready for an explosion of color with this tote. There’s hot pink, canary yellow, bright green––the entire rainbow, basically. Plus, the fringe detailing is super cute and unexpected. Keep your look simple to let the bag shine, like with light-wash cropped flares and a white top.

7. Leather Shoulder Bag (Vasic, $380) 

This is really the perfect city summer bag. It has just enough of the straw aesthetic to look summery, but wouldn't look out of place if you’re far from the beach. The leather detailing keeps it grounded, and the shape is so sleek and modern. As if it couldn't get any better, it zips closed and comes with a removable cross body strap––two city bag must-haves. Try styling it with a black jumpsuit or romper and platform sneakers.

Whether you love a giant tote or something more understated, we promise there's a beautiful straw bag out there for you!