If Instagram is anything to go by then it could be suggested you’re practically naked this summer if you don’t have a straw bag on your arm. We’ve scoured the shops so you don’t have to.
#1 The Pom-Pom One
Over at La Redoute grab an embellished pompom for a touch of the boho. This bag has a drawstring pouch to keep all your bits and pieces safe.
Priced at £29 as standard there’s currently 30% off at the moment so you can bag yourself a bargain.
#2 The Cactus One
Well who doesn’t love a cactus? Also at La Redoute, their Printed Straw Clutch Bag with Tassels is the perfect way to add a touch of the mexicana to your outfit.
#3 The Round One
All the rage and tricky to get hold of as they keep coming in and out of stock. Bohemia currently have The Florence made from woven palm leaf for £32. No doubt it won’t be around for long though.
#4 More Round Ones But With Straps
#5 The Slogan One
I treated myself to The Jackson’s Bonjour Jute Bag last year and how pretty does it look stuffed with the Rock My Wedding Your Day Your Way book? It’s on the pricier end of today’s selection however these beautiful bags are made by a female cooperative in southwest Bangladesh that uses sustainable jute and promotes job development in the community so you’re supporting a great cause as well.
#6 The Embellished One
For anyone wanting to go bold how about JD Williams’ Glamorous Straw Bag? Pompoms, tassels and mirrored embellishments all for £36.
#7 The Practical One
I have the M&S Bucket Bag from a couple of years ago and although it’s not the most stylish it’s exceptionally practical. With a tan leather strap the design goes with anything and is a great size for holding all your holiday essentials, plus the zip closure means none of your worldly belongings will slip out. All that and only £15.
#8 The Going Out Out One
Say aloha to the Whistles’ Half Moon clutch which is all kinds of fun.
#9 The Whimsical One
Cutesy and even though it won’t hold much more than your lipstick and phone the Asos Shell Shoulder Bag it does have a satisfying snap close fastening.
#10 The Budget Buster
Okay this isn’t straw, the Cult Gaia Arc Clutch is actually bamboo but it’s a similar vibe. Anyone who’s anyone seems to have it and even though it’s 95 big ones it would go with absolutely anything.
Any other straw bags you want to tell us about? Will you be wearing a rafia or wicker number on your arm this season?