Less Twee, More Trendy: 25 Ways to Wear a Straw Bag This Season

Straw arm-candy shouldn't be reserved solely for the beach, nor should wicker baskets only make an appearance during picnics. With these connotations however, it can make these bag styles seem more gimmick than "it bag." While it would take a good fight to pry your leather day bag out from your talons, you may want to consider a straw alternative for Spring. Not only is it a lighter option, but it will freshen up your look for an easy, seasonal transition. To walk you through it, we've found the contemporary outfits that will help encourage a less twee, more trend-focused ensemble. Read on for all 25, then shop a bunch of our favorite straw bags available now.

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Dress down a smart printed dress with daytime accessories.
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Dress down a smart printed dress with daytime accessories.

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Style a luxe outfit with a straw bag and sneakers.
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Style a luxe outfit with a straw bag and sneakers.

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Pair with a floral wrap dress, bold earrings, and kitten heels.
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Pair with a floral wrap dress, bold earrings, and kitten heels.

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Throw on with a checked coat over a classic white tee and jeans.
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Throw on with a checked coat over a classic white tee and jeans.

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Team with a straw hat, styling high-waisted trousers and a simple top.
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Team with a straw hat, styling high-waisted trousers and a simple top.

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Wear as a bumbag belt over a checked shirt.
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Wear as a bumbag belt over a checked shirt.

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Add an oversize tote to a relaxed, layered look.
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Add an oversize tote to a relaxed, layered look.

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Add as a finishing touch to a checked suit with bold accessories.
Getty | Kirstin Sinclair

Add as a finishing touch to a checked suit with bold accessories.

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Style with a "more is more" pink and red ensemble.
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Style with a "more is more" pink and red ensemble.

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Pair with frayed jeans, a statement tee, patent boots, and a blazer.
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Pair with frayed jeans, a statement tee, patent boots, and a blazer.

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Style with a floaty day dress as a lighter alternative to leather.
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Style with a floaty day dress as a lighter alternative to leather.

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Accessorize a simple, monochrome outfit.
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Accessorize a simple, monochrome outfit.

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Dress up with high-waisted trousers, a crop top, and other daring accessories.
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Dress up with high-waisted trousers, a crop top, and other daring accessories.

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Freshen up a seasonal ensemble with a floral touch.
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Freshen up a seasonal ensemble with a floral touch.

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Accessorize with a silk scarf and pair with classic jeans and a sweater.
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Accessorize with a silk scarf and pair with classic jeans and a sweater.

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Style with a striped ensemble, socks, and heels.
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Style with a striped ensemble, socks, and heels.

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Add a focal point to a textured dress and block heels.
Getty | Kirstin Sinclair

Add a focal point to a textured dress and block heels.

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Dress down a smart dress with a straw bag, boots, and bomber.
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Dress down a smart dress with a straw bag, boots, and bomber.

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Opt for a circular bag, styled with loose fabrics and block heels.
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Opt for a circular bag, styled with loose fabrics and block heels.

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Add a finishing touch to a cute gingham look.
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Add a finishing touch to a cute gingham look.

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Pair with ripped jeans, a sweater, and platform heels.
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Pair with ripped jeans, a sweater, and platform heels.

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Add a finishing touch to a relaxed, utilitarian outfit.
Getty | Matthew Sperzel

Add a finishing touch to a relaxed, utilitarian outfit.

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Style with white lace, denim, and statement accessories.
Getty | Christian Vierig

Style with white lace, denim, and statement accessories.