Summer is here, and it’s time to up your wardrobe for the warm weather. For me, the first place I like to start is my arm candy — no, not that one — my go-to summer bag. As we do here at Style Salute, we scoured the S/S 18 runways, our Instagram feeds, and the inventory of some of our favorite e-tailers for clues as to what the top trends will be this season. As to be expected, one trend that came up time and time again was the woven basket bag or straw bag.
Our friends at Rank & Style confirmed that this season. “Straw bags are so much more than a go-to tote. Designers are transforming them into tassel ridden crossbody styles, fun half moon shapes, and even oversized clutches,” says Rank & Style Accessories editor. Basket bags are no longer just for the beach — they’re now a summer essential too. The round woven basket bag was heavy trending last summer and it hasn’t died down yet. It’s still the best bag for summer.
We know there are plenty of options available for you so how do you know where to start? Whether you want a simple round crossbody or an embellished basket or, we’ve found the styles that are being carried by of all of your favorite influencer. So if you’re on the hunt for the perfect basket bag, look no further.
Scroll to shop our edit of the best basket bags to carry in 2019.
Each Bali Rattan Bag is made from handwoven ata rattan, which is smoked over coconut husks before being sun-dried. What’s more, the clasps are made from vegan leather.
NATURALNEO bags are organic, handmade, recyclable and natural, featuring elaborate handwoven knit by Vietnamese artisans.
This Cult Gaia-esque bamboo bag by LibbyPet is made from 100% natural bamboo. It’s the perfect bag for day to night.
Pulama bags are made of natural wicker and crochet. It’s handmade, unique and durable, and has a drawstring closure to keep your items secure.
We’re making this cute bohemian beach circle bag by Zozu a new classic piece for any occasion. The crossbody design makes it a great practical gift for any fashion lover.
If you’re looking for the perfect woven tote bag, look no further. This tote by INSANY is super lightweight and has a zipper closure to keep all your beach necessities safe.
This adorable woven bag by JOSEKO comes in a variety of different colors, and is large enough for just the essentials. It’s got a fine straw surface, cotton flower print lining and a removable shoulder strap, transforming it into a clutch.
KOKOREVA’s rattan bags promise to not cause environmental pollution. Each bag has a flax linining and comes with a cotton dust bag cover. They’re entirely handmade, so no two bags will be the same.
For every bag you purchase, Senvina will donate one dollar to the artisans’ children from the mountain areas of Vietnam. They’re made from natural materials and come in a crossbody design.
This bamboo bag by Miuco is on a major sale right now, and we’re loving it! Wear it with virtually anything for an easy elegant look.
Rattan Nation’s black rattan bag is made for city gals that love a touch of boho to an otherwise understated look. Each bag has a print lining inside and the shoulder straps are made of leather.
Another staple piece by Rattan Nation is this rectangular ata basket bag. The bags are handwoven and smoked over coconut husk to attain the rich golden color.
Each bag by Bali Harvest is handcrafted by local Bali artisans. They feature a leather button and batik linen lining.
Another one from Bali Harvest, but this one features a cute bow clasp that adds a sweet touch to any outfit.
DSAKGTE’s woven basket bag is a summertime must-have. It’s made from natural bamboo and is an ideal size for those tropical parties.
SUNKY’s handwoven rattan bag is made from 100% natural rattan fiber and features an elaborate handwoven knit.