The IT bag of summer | 20 woven bags for fun summer outfits

The IT bag of summer 2017: here are 20 to buy right now

Nikki Parkinson Fashion 10 Comments

The IT bag of summer 2017 will have many embracing its sense of nostalgia, especially those of us whose teenage wardrobes featured this style.

Basically, if a bag is woven from cane, raffia, straw, bamboo, crocheted or macramed, it is so trend for summer that you will find yourself starting a collection which features shapes and styles for every outfit.

There are so many of these types of bags in store right now. Below we’ve found 20 available online but walk into almost every fashion chain store or lifestyle/boutique store and you’ll find a bag to suit.

For me, they’re a relaxed way to mix up your bag-robe for summer weekends and holidays. They may not work for the office, although the Country Road bag in black (#3) could for a work-to-drinks situation, but they bring an effortless summer vibe to a casual outfit.

If you wanted to narrow down your summer bag-robe to two styles, I’d go for a clutch or cross-body and a tote/market/basket style. 

The larger bags offer practicality for the everyday stowage for life’s essentials. The smaller bags scream cute and are the perfect icing to your summer smart casual outfits.

Tassels, pom poms and trims add interest; as does a combo of raffia/cane and leather. As for shapes, I’m a sucker for the “roundie”. It’s an absolute head-turner.

What to wear with your woven bag? Think ’70s-inspired boho maxis and tunics or flowy tops and denim shorts. Wedges, platforms or slides also make great outfit partners.

20 woven IT bags for summer 2017

The IT bag of summer | 20 woven bags for fun summer outfits
1. Cult Gaia clutch $185 / Net-A-Porter

2. Cotton On tote bag $29.95

3. Country Road woven straw bag $129

4. Sportsgirl round woven tote bag $49.95

5. Dotti wicker handheld tote $29.95

6. Country Road woven straw bag $129 

7. Witchery raffia tote $149.95

8. Brazil crochet backpack $25 / Target

9. Sakroots Sunny crossbody bag $129.95 / birdsnest

10. 70s Roundie bag $119 / Posse

11. Sportsgirl Sunny fringed clutch bag $39.95

12. Sportsgirl Winnie basket clutch $49.95

13. Sportsgirl Oh La La curved clutch $29.95

14. Wicker Tote Rattan crossbody purse $149

15. Talisman Cancun clutch bag $64.95 / birdsnest

16. Yen Jeans stripe tote $79.95 / David Jones

17. Sportsgirl Bobbie Pom Pom basket tote $69.95

18. 2 Duck black sequin striped basket $72.75 / Champagne Cartel Shop

19. Sportsgirl Daniella basket tote bag $69.95

20. Sussan natural woven tote $59.95

So, tell me, have you embraced a bit of cane, raffia, crochet in your bag-robe? Would I have found you toting these styles as a teenager?

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  1. I have a woven beach bag too.I prefer a leather bag for everyday but I do love the talisman woven clutch for evenings or events it may be because it has a tassel? Gorgeous round up of bags thank you Nikki xx

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  2. Hi Nikki, I had the first bag when I was a teenager in the 70s, and I thought I was the ants pants! I saw Jasmine Hunt with hers on IG and was gobsmacked, I wish I had kept mine now my granddaughter would have loved it. I probably bought it from Sportsgirl in Queen Street, how I used to love going in there. I bought a cute little raffia clutch, and a market basket with fringing, tassels and crochet in Bali last year. I love all of these bags, so summery! x

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