Key influencers’ Instagram accounts are dotted with snaps of them sitting in quaint cafes, leaning against a wall of graffiti or lounging on white sand beaches.
But, no matter the destination, a common item seen among the images are their statement bags slung over a shoulder or dangling around wrists.
The fashion world churns out throngs of new bag trends with every changing season. This summer, it’s the wicker bag, a style more unexpected than its predecessors.
Referred to as wicker, rattan or straw, the material is somewhat reminiscent of picnic baskets.
Plaited or woven into any style, from hand-held baskets to clutch bags and oversized shopper bags, they vary in style, from structured box bags to slouchy totes.
Pom-poms, embroidery, leather straps and metal locks are often added to elevate the look, taking it from beach-chic to fashion week.