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
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?