The Straw Tote Bag Summer Trend

Love it or Leave it? The straw tote bag

I find myself following several trends this year – something that I so rarely do because I like the beat of my own drum. But, 2018 seems to be developing fashion accessory trends that are surely worth the Google browses and charges to my credit card. I am a far cry away from being a fashion influencer and I don’t yet have the street cred of a celebrity blogger, but I do the best I can with the sales that come my way and the phone camera at my disposal. This year’s trends seem to be something that I am heavily influenced by and I love talking about my experiences with them. One accessory that really captured my heart was the straw tote bag trend, specifically round straw bags.

straw tote bag for summer

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I first saw this trend enter the scene in early Summer – one of my favorite blogs New Darlings spoke about her leather round bag and how it was a fashion life changer. I saw the leather circle bag soon evolved into the mini straw bag which then evolved into the large as your head straw tote bag. Straw bags aren’t necessarily new to the shelves, they had their moments in past decades and just became “trendy” again.

round tote bag

Straw Tote Bag | Top, Loft | Jeggings, Walmart

I fell in love with this popular look because of its perfect Spring/Summer/Fall transitional appeal. These bags really add a touch of class to any outfit and make even the most basic boring top and jeans pop with effortless style.

Straw Tote Bag | Top, Loft | Jeggings, Walmart

Straw Tote Bags are Popular Again

For example, the outfit I wore above is from a previous post I wrote that featured a pair of BP. blush leather mules. My new bag really did a number on the overall aesthetic of my basic black top and Walmart jeggings. You can achieve the same effortless look even when you pair this circle straw bag with a white tee and shorts, jeans, slacks or leggings. The elevation of your outfit skyrockets when you add something as simple as a straw bag.

Not to mention, the popularity of these bags allowed for fashion designers to create several different body types – such as small, medium and large straw totes with crossbody, rectangular, and satchel silhouettes. These silhouette personalities combine with even the most casual Saturday morning errand running outfit imaginable.

Shop My Favorite Straw Bags

If you love the look, love the versatility, but cant decide on which bag to pull the trigger on, here are some of my favorite cute styles to shop!

nordstrom sale tops & sweaters

1. Cult Gaia Round Straw Bag

2. Loeffler Straw Circle Tote

3. Paros Round Bag in Natural

4. Hat Attack Round Tote

5. Kayu Sienna Round Straw Bag

6. Kiran Round Straw Tote

7. Alfonso Straw Tote Bag

8. Mini Cooper Round Bag

9. Mariana Straw Basket

10. Canteen Scarf Crossbody Bag

11. Woven Straw Circle Crossbody Bag

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