How to Style a Straw Bag

If ever there was a classic summer bag, it's the straw bag. Sometimes called a market bag, this roomy tote is part purse, part shopping bag and a carry-all that can take you all through the summer.

With a natural weave of straw materials and neutral color, it goes with any outfit, so you can grab it to run some errands, for a day at the beach, or to do some shopping at all your favorite summer markets. It will hold all your essentials and more, making it the perfect summer accessory.


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Here are some ways to style a straw bag.

Beach Look

A straw bag looks beachy paired with shorts, a breezy cotton top, a tropical-print shirt and a bucket hat. This roomy tote will hold everything you need for fun in the sun, such as a swimsuit and cover-up, sunscreen, sunglasses, beach towel and water bottle. See how a styled it for a beachy, tropical look in my previous article.


Market Look

I love going to summer markets, and a roomy straw bag is perfect for holding my wallet and keys and then picking up lots of fresh produce and baked goodies. My typical market look is a cool, cotton, graphic t-shirt paired with a vintage skirt, high-top sneakers and sun hat. Of course, the neutral straw bag fits right in! See more of my summer market looks on my blog.

Boho Look

A straw bag's organic, earthy texture goes perfectly with the hippie-inspired boho look. Pair it with a light cotton paisley blouse, denim skirt, bolero hat, leather belt, and sandals and the straw bag just adds to this artsy, counterculture look. It will hold everything you need for a day out, including keys, wallet, phone, makeup, sunnies, water bottle, snacks and any shopping you do along the way.


Now that you know some options for how to style a straw bag, which one will you try?


See more of my styling on my blog  Stiletto City and  Instagram page.

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