This is something you can wear wear dressier (the gold really dresses this bag up) or extremely casual ( straw is generally a more causal choice and the rope handle adds to the causal factor).
TIP: Make sure that the bag isn't too LARGE or little for your frame. If it's extremely out of proportion to your body type it will make you look either silly or you'll look like a BIG person with a litle bag.
Wear it with:
|Go Boho with a Flowy Maxi Dress|
Blue Moom Summer Lov'n Maxi Dress $198
|I love pairing white with cream in the summer|
Casual Belted Shirt dress $79
|The Birkin Wannabee|
TIP: If you go with leather and straw make sure the leather isn't really cheap looking. You can find leather imitations that look more real and hold up great with water splashes. In saying that, this isn't the best choice for a 'by the pool' bag.
Helen Kaminski 'Matilda' bag $595
Where it with:
LOVE white for summer. Easy to bleach (mamas) Goes with ANYTHING...versatile.
Paige Premium Venice Crop $165
I love pairing natural fibers together...straw and leather bag with robe sandals
DV 'Dugan' Flat $69
Vince Slouchy Striped Sweater $99 SALE
If you need the shape and structure on top then this embellished tunic will look striking with the white denim and looks great with the leather and straw tote.
Calypso for Target Tunic $29.99
The Colorful Straw Tote
This bag is BEAUTIFUL! What a statement piece. The pattern is sophisticated and modern and the colors are so summery.
Nine West Isola Straw Tote $79
What to wear it with:
I like the idea of mixing this bag with another neutral like gray...gray goes well and compliments all the colors in the tote but isn't matchy matchy.
Ann Taylor Jersey Cross Dress $69.50
But pair a FUN and colorful sandal with that gray dress. I did pick a color that was 'mentioned' in the bag. Just to tie it all together. Once the bags put down though, this shoe will add some fun interest to the outfit.
Union Bay Leah Blue Sandal $19.99 SALE
The Poolside Tote
NOBODY needs a GIANT bag unless they're carrying a bunch of stuff with them and where else are doing that than when you're headed to the beach or poolside. THIS is when a bag like this makes sense.
I love the soft olive color of this. It's beautiful AND functional.
Athleta Rafia Crochet Straw Tote $62
Where this with:
Check out this lightweight jersey burnout swim cover up. It's so important to maintain shape and style even when you're trying to cover up!
TravelSwim Jersey Burnout Cover up $54
Again, functional but STYLISH! Don't do the generic over done straw cowboy hat..boring!!!
A raffia crochet fedora would look on ANYONE!
Raffia Crochet Short Brim Hat $9