Who ever said straw accessories were reserved for the beach only? nor wicker baskets limited for picnics? This fashion statement has recycled its way back into the hearts of many fashion lovers. The rafia and straw gives off its unique vintage look, not only is it a lighter option, but it will freshen up your look for an easy, seasonal look. To walk you through it, we’ve found the contemporary outfits that will help add that edge to your ensemble.

The Circle Bag

The good news about straw and raffia? They’re neutral, so they go with absolutely everything. This leather-trimmed basket-like bag is a reminder that summer accessories can be functional, versatile, and un-stuffy. Add drama to a simple classic look. Pair your white blouse on a black pants and accessorize with a straw bag.

Classic Pair of Lace-Up Espadrilles

Strut through the crowd at your next outing in a sunny pair of Espadrilles. The straw sandle is a go-to casual accessory. Either Pair with a fitted blouse on a summer fit-and-flare skirt or a patterned dress.

A Pair of Statement Earring

These fruity Mercedes Salazar earrings will add that stylish touch to an otherwise plain outfit. Here, your outfit options are quite endless as the earrings are versatile and comes in different warm colours.

Straw Hat

It is hard not to notice a woman wearing a hat, even moreso if the hat is embellished with petals, sashes or tassels. Denims go pretty well with hats. Go vintage by pairing your mom jeans, Tees and a pair of sneakers with a straw hat. Or you could go whimsical by rocking a pair of brightly coloured dress and topping off your look with a straw hat.

-Vivienne Belonwu

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