STRAW TOTE CREDITS
Black And Nude Stripe: Monsoon Last Year | Small Straw Basket Tote: Bought On Holiday
‘Luxe’ Basket Tote: SheerLuxe Last Year | Pom Pom Straw Bag: Tu Clothing (It’s Now £12!!!) c/o
A Love Letter To My Straw Totes 💌
As with all great love stories there was a lightning bolt moment. I ‘just knew’ that we were meant to be.
For me, the moment struck on a balmy summer’s day on the Balearic island of Menorca.
The moment my eye’s clocked your understated beauty, air of places traveled to and from, and overall quiet stoic presence – I was hooked.
Could we be? Yes!
A love which would last longer than just a holiday fling . . .
Straw tote, you are my forever love ❤️
I am head over heels in love with my straw tote collection. And unlike boyfriends I don’t plan on stopping at one.
“There is something so effortlessly stylish about a straw bag.”
The straw tote bag is fast becoming a style staple. It’s been elevated from ‘beach only territory’ to totally acceptable accessorising for day to day life.
Take my beautiful friends Alex and Lucy for example, and this gorgeous lady found via Pinterest, don’t they rock their straw bags with such a stylish and chic nonchalance? Don’t you want a straw tote too?!
Luckily, again unlike boyfriends, this is a love we can all happily share!
There is something so effortlessly stylish about a straw bag.
“I am head over heels in love with my straw tote collection. And unlike boyfriends I don’t plan on stopping at one 🙋🏻”
And did I mention how freaking useful they are?!
I’ve been using my straw totes for the following:
- As a green shopping bag. They are SO handy as a chic alternative to a ‘fold up in your handbag nylon bag’ for food shopping.
- As a prop in almost any shoot/Instagram/home vignette I can.
- As a laptop bag. I’m lucky that my meetings tend to be pretty low-key and the people I meet are creative-types. “You want to bring your documents in a straw tote? Cool!”
I love slinging a straw tote over my shoulder, it feels like a happy day whenever I do.
WHAT TO WEAR WITH YOUR STRAW BAG
Straw accessories look gorgeous with a bit of juxtaposition. A straw clutch bag looks beautiful against a formal silk dress for an occasion. A big straw tote looks elegant against a crisp T-shirt and Mom jeans.
My personal preference is to wear a straw accessory when everything else feels pulled together, it’s the little detail which lends a playful edge.
WHERE TO SHOP FOR A STRAW TOTE BAG
My favourite place to find them though? On holiday! I pick mine up when I’m in Menorca, if you find yourself at a market this summer where they’re selling these beauties, I hope you’ll leap on them!
In lieu, I’ll probably end up falling for another one of these beauties. Bonus if they have a pom pom or fringe detail 🙌🏼!
THE STRAW BAG EDIT – HAVE A SCROLL – THEY’RE GOOD!
What’s Your Take?
Do you love a straw tote bag too? Do you have any other summer wardrobe loves that you just can’t wait to dig out? I’d love to know!
Love, Monica x