Straw bags are not only for the beach but are one of the 5 essential hand bag types described by Ines de la Fressagne in her style guide “Parisian chic”. This season, you can team them together with swinging 50s dresses, lace dresses, pastel colours, just about anything you feel like. Above: I’m wearing a small straw bag with a navy broderie anglaise skirt from Max & Co, espadrilles wedges and gingham shirt from Gant.
How to wear straw bags:
- In the city on the way to lunch with your friends or shopping
- In the evening for a touch of casual chic
- While travelling
Dolce & Gabbana straw bag 2012
Small straw bags look best in their natural colours or in muted colous so you can pair them with the gorgeous pastel colours of the summer.