Friday, June 30, 2017

HOLIDAY WEEKEND MICRO TREND ALERT: STRAW BAGS WITH EXTRAS


{ Image credit: @bekleidet on Instagram }

There's one scene from Sex and the City that popped into my mind when I started thinking about this micro-trend. While getting their nails done, Charlotte is explaining to Carrie that she really thinks Trey could be the one, so she wants to take it slow with him, sexually. Carrie says, "Oh, so you're the everything-but-girl." And Charlotte replies, "I like to think of it as kissing... With extras."

It's honestly not relevant to this thing that I'm writing at all except that I love her use of the word "extras." So, when I began seeing all these fun and summer-y straw / wicker bags adorned with pom-poms, tassels, rainbow colors and unusual shapes I thought to myself, "They're like straw bags... With extras!" So here we are.

Now, the basket-bag trend is huge right now, I know. Personally, living in New York it seems insanely impractical to cart my stuff around in a wicker basket, but I get the look. And obviously that Cult Gaia bag is everywhere on the blogs—which is also a little impractical but definitely good-looking. What's pulling at my summer heart-strings a little more are all these woven bags with the extras that also happen to be useful—like this insanely cool WaiWai shoulder bag in the very on-trend circle shape and adorned with a statement-making tassel or this colorful little straw crossbody from ASOS that's only $23!

My favorite brand to look out for has to be Nannacay (bags made by artisans in Peru)—this tiny basket/tote is too good, as is this one with red fringe all around it and this big, too-freaking-Instagram-worthy tote with rainbow-colored pom-poms. (In the more affordable range, don't sleep on this $38 Shiraleah envelope clutch!

Okay that's all I have to say about straw bags with extras, I hope you have a deliciously fun and festive 4th of July weekend... And it if includes kissing with extras too? Even better.

// SHOP TONS OF MY FAVORITE 'STRAW BAGS WITH EXTRAS' BELOW //

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