I don’t know about you, but the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Spring is Jane Birkin. And not because of her impeccable easy-going French style, but because of all the straw baskets she used to wear all the time. Straw bags. Or raffia bags. Or ruffled baskets. Call it whatever you want. Anything that is in a beige colour and is made out of straw and wood and everything earthy and summerish is the answer to this season’s outfit dilemmas.
They just have this ability to make any summer (and often also winter) outfit look so cool and effortlessly chic. And the best part about them is that you can find them in every size, shape, and colour for you and your little ones as well. Check out our summer straw bags selection to mix and match with your little one.
For Mama: The CULT GAIA bamboo clutch
Cult Gaia’s ‘Ark’ bag is this year’s answer to the picnic bag Jane Birkin made famous in the ’70s. Made from lightweight natural bamboo with inset top handles, this large version is made in the style’s curved silhouette and will even hold a paperback. The Instagram set like to display theirs on bookshelves and coffee tables – why not do the same when you’re not using it?
Find it on net-a-porter.com.
For Baby Girl: The ZARA Mini Straw Basket with Daisies
An ultra-adorable mini straw basket featuring embroidered daisies and ‘flower‘ lettering on the front. So small and yet so cute, perfect to match with any white or floral dress for your mini-me. I think you’ll love it so much, you’ll want to pair it with some of your outfits too.
Find it on zara.com
For Mama: The Muzungu Sisters basket
This Muzungu Sisters‘s natural Sicilian tote is handwoven from palma-nana straw on the west coast of the island, before travelling to the east to be flamboyantly decorated by a revered local craftswoman. Vivacious red pompoms, glass mirrors and gold-tone metal buttons energise the front, while a bell fastening secures the top. Carry it against a white lace sundress on vacation.
Find it on matchesfashion.com
For Baby Girl: The MUUN Lou mini-striped straw tote
Basket bag specialists Muuñ employ Scandinavian-influenced accents to bring a fresh slant to their designs. This natural straw Lou style is shaped to resemble a bucket with a slender top handle and a coordinating lid, then lined with beige cotton alongside an internal blue and white striped canvas pouch. Make it your everyday carryall when the warm weather hits, styled with exaggerated shirting and raw-edge jeans.
Find it on matchesfashion.com
For Mama: The POSSE ’70s Round Bag
Hand woven from Tenganan Village in Bali each basket is hand woven and “smoked” over coconut husks, adding patina and strength. This is the only village in Indonesia creating these amazing pieces.
Find it on theposse.com.au
For Baby Girl: The Serpui Marie Toucan Straw Basket
Nothing screams summer louder than a jungle-inspired print on your straw bag, like a… toucan! Your baby girl will love it and so will you!
Find it on shopbop.com
For Mama: Little Doe Praia Basket
The Praia basket is also called ‘The Other Jane Birkin basket’, because it is identical with the one that Jane was wearing all the time. Out shopping, strolling with the kids, or at the beach, this Praia Basket is ideal for any relaxed, yet chic summer day!
Find it on littledoeislove.com.
For Baby Girl: Crocheted Red Cherry Beach Bag
Yep, it is a Crochet Red Cherry Straw Beach Bag. This super cute straw beach bag comes with fun crochet cherry appliques. Instantly playful and make your beach side day more fun. Or totally carry this around town for summer errands and more. To brunch? Yes, Cherry please.
Find it on watereverysunday.com.