Its the end of May and the ‘bon vivant’ on the coasts are prepping up to bring their best beach body and adorn a bespoke beach look. Summer is a fashion event stretching for 15 weekends and beaches are more than a sultry sandy surface, they are runways to exhibit your latest investment for the season. Fashion is rarely seen as an investment but if you don’t invest in yourself who are you battling the rush hour traffic five days a week for? When stepping out on the beach one of the most essential accessories to bring the A game is the beach tote. Apart from your attire the beach bag is the next to make heads turn. But when was style and fashion about somebody else? Its all about how you feel when you carry your bespoke acquisition. To walk on the beach relaxed with your newly acquired beach tote carrying all the summer essentials is something we all snow recipients day dream after January of every year.
Beach bags have seen an evolution of its own kind from being a unassuming straw basket to a fabric tote to what we are about to see in this post. We have curated a list of some beautiful and expressive woven totes and bags. When a straw woven bag becomes a canvas to showcase cultural diversity and confluence, we have a collection worth acquiring. Woven bags have its own place in the wardrobe and what better way to celebrate this bag than on the beach.
Among the straw woven baskets, Kayu has a tropical inspired collection with vibrant colors, pom poms and embroidery which is a take on South East Asia’s essence. One of the best collections of woven straw is the Yosuzi Arco Iris, Yosuzi also has other bucket tote collection featured ahead. The sense of color with respect to summer drinks and cocktails as well as the beach vibe is very well depicted through the variable play of hues on these baskets. Tassle handles add to the flamboyance of the tote. Who would’ve thought you could add a cotton canvas pouch into your straw woven basket and wrap a picnic in it? Well Muun did ! Their Ninon bag is just delightful piece to have in your bag collection and it is one of the best you’d come across. Taking the straw basket in coastal stripes is the roomy Kate Spade NY’s Shore Thing Out and About bag. Simple and chic straw basket with leather handles is the Loewe Basket bag. Imagine walking down the path towards the beach with swim wear cover up, espadrilles or sandals and one of these beautiful baskets in hand.
Circle bags especially the crossbody strap bags are tres chic and remind you of the vintage era. T-Shirt and Jeans has pinks, blues white shades in a desert design with icy blue and tan tassel while Clare V’s Alice Straw bag in round shape is pleasantly pink with a strap that crosses your shoulders along with straw woven handles. The very structured straw cross body bag from Urban Outfitters has a chic vibe to it and can be paired with denims, hot pants, mini skirts , rompers and culottes.
Woven bucket bags combine style and function quite well, as they are easy to carry and move around while holding your beach essentials. Yosuzi’s Rosa Tote has tribal art design on it with rainbow colored handles decorated with pom poms. Lolita Mini Fringed Woven Straw Tote by Kayu adds trendy blue fringe layers to the woven bucket giving it a tropical touch. The Mama Straw bag by Tommy Bahama with hand woven straw and rope handles is a tote for a blissful day at a beach retreat. It has two pockets to store your valuables while you take a dip in the ocean or just laps in the pool. The bag is lined beautifully with stripe and pineapple lining. The ropes are decorated with pom poms. Vince Camuto’s Hedda Convertible is all about taking advantage of real estate of a bag. It has two styles in one chic bucket bag. The main bucket is straw woven with leather handles and within it folds a rainbow striped lining which pulls up with a leather strap and tassel trims. All the bucket bags are fabulous for a spa day on a beach resort or a beach picnic.
Melissa Odabash’s Cap Ferrat Tote is a navy canvas bag with fringe, with a contrasting tan leather handles. The tote is perfect for the a luxurious day out on the beach. The tote is large enough to hold all things beach. When you hit the beach make sure you carry an entire spectrum of color with you and Bershka’s straw bag has it all covered. This open and large bag takes in more than it appears, but aren’t we all minimally dressed on the beach? Shimmer and shine on a hot sandy stretch with the sun above and golden totes on shoulder from River Island. Black and gold embroidered metallic beach bag has mixed metallic stitch embroidery, mirror dot detail, bead embellishment and pom pom trims completed with faux leather handles.
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