The Bag I'm Wearing All Summer
Wicker basket handbags are having a major moment this summer. The style is relaxed and easy – just as summer should be. Last summer, the wicker totes emerged as a trendy carry all, but this season designers are including the materiel in a wider range of bags, from practical crossbody bags and woven clutches to top handle micro purses and more.
I found my basket bag on Etsy (sold by EllennJames) and it has really been the perfect little summer bag! I was a little skeptical to buy on Etsy and the estimated shipping was over 14 days but it came in less than half that and the bag was only $65 – worth it. The seller also has a really nice Instagram account so if you want to peruse their other styles before making your decision you can do that here.
I didn't realize how much I would be able to wear this bag when I purchased it – I've been wearing it with everything! Since I've been in the Hamptons this summer it's been the perfect bag to take along to the beach or to town when I don't have to carry a lot and I just need a few essentials. On the weekends I keep it pretty casual, wearing denim shorts and an off the shoulder top and a strappy sandal. For happy hour, event, or night out this bag compliments a print jumpsuit or floral dress perfectly. The bag gives off all the casual, cool vibes every way it's worn.
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Want some outfit inspiration? Here are some of my favorite fashion-forward looks wearing this must-have summer bag.