If you want to be absolutely and totally up to date at the moment, you will need to get yourself a straw bag. And not one of those massive Sunday-market jobbies with leather straps, (though those are fine at a pinch and that’s what I’m making do with – boo hoo), but a new breed of straw bag.
Following as I do the entire fashion press and the worlds’ most fashioney people on Instagram on your behalf, I can tell you the most desirable bags to get.
The first is this on a website called Wood/Grey and it’s a super-cute round shoulder bag. It’s pre-ordering at the moment but if you’re into it, worth hanging around for. £79.
This style of bag is also really popular, but they are sold out on this website. But keep a sharp eye out, as they will be everywhere quite soon.
This website, Bohemia (wouldn’t it be funny if they were actually a firm of accountants?) has pretty much every style and shape of straw bag and basket you could ever want, at very okay prices. I think this one would bring any summer outfit you’ve got bang up to date for only £36.
The major fashion girls are doing a thing where they carry about a tiny wicker basket (think Little Red Riding Hood) lined with cotton, with a lid, handkerchief tied to the handle. But I don’t think you and I need to do that.