Perfect for holidays, weekends, beaches, picnics and date nights – which means basically any occasion, really – basket bags come in a multitude of different shapes and sizes (think square, half-moon and bucket).
Its versatility is why it’s no surprise that a lot of street style stars are turning to straw bags to complete their #OOTDs.
Feiping, the founder of lifestyle site xoxoFei, held an extravagant wedding in Capri, Italy last week.
The blissful bride toted a basket bag emblazoned with her new title, ‘Mrs Li’. How sweet!
Photo: Chang Feiping / Instagram
Celebrity stylist Tina was in Capri recently to attend her BFF Chang Feiping’s wedding. Post-wedding celebrations, she looked ready for a day of exploring in her striped dress, strappy sandals and shades, topped it off with an adorable top handle straw bag.
Photo: Tina Leung / Instagram
Jessica, founder of label SOIGNÉ (say ‘swan-yeah’), shows us how quick and easy it is to elevate her holiday look.
Here, she matched her simple white dress with a colourful pom-pom straw hat and a crescent basket bag that goes with just about any weekend outfit.
Photo: Jessica Tham / Instagram
Closer to home, meet another couple that’s getting married. Melissa, also known as MelissaCKoh on Instagram, shared her wedding news on social media (where else, right).
Her recent photo was a sweet shout-out to her soon-to-be hubby James Chen. Oh, and she was also carrying a basket bag and paired it with a sleeveless dress and sneakers, further proving that a breezy beach outfit works just as well for date nights too.
Photo: Melissa Celestine Koh / Instagram
Scroll through fashion entrepreneur and fashion week fixture Yoyo’s Instagram feed and you’ll realise that the stylish jetsetter posts some of the most gorgeous #OOTDs out there.
Here, she enjoys a sunny day out in Seoul with her accessory du jour — a basket bag.
Photo: Yoyo Cao / Instagram
Serenella striped wicker basket bag, $310 by Sophie Anderson at Matchesfashion
Most basket bags come in beige but if you want something more fancy, turn to this striped wicker basket bag by Sophie Anderson.
The accompanying multi-coloured pom poms add a playful twist to the bag, while the leather handles lend a luxurious finish to this date/weekend/vacay accessory.
Monkey satchel, $481.06 by Tory Burch
There are straw bags. And then there are standout straw bags. This monkey satchel from Tory Burch definitely belongs to the latter.
Its striking and unforgettable features aren’t just adorable in real life – your little ‘pet’ will make your Instagram photos look especially double-tap worthy, too.
Basket weave everyday tote, $24.90 by Zalora
Looking for a straw bag that’ll keep on giving? Turn to this everyday tote.
As its name suggests, this bag is big enough to store everything from your tablet to your makeup pouch. In short, it’s a great option to bring you from weekdays to weekends.
Wicker Tab basket bag, $56.90 by Topshop
Here’s a style tip: if you want to pair your basket bag with a bold or printed dress – such as the one we see here – the trick is to contrast it with one that’s clean and simple looking.
Otherwise, you’ll risk looking OTT.
Epice basket bag, $12.90 by Uniqlo
Looking for a fuss-free basket tote that you can carry around whenever you’re running your errands?
Look no further. This one from Uniqlo will blend in with your weekend wardrobe easily. Plus, it’s on sale now so better get yours now before it runs out!