It graced many a wardrobe during the summer last year, remained a much-coveted accessory on our Instagram feeds, and filled our favourite high-street stores – with many varieties selling out as soon as they had been restocked – and it seems that the much-loved basket bag has maintained its popularity and cult status for 2018 too.
Available in a range of different weaves and now adorned with tassels, pom-poms and interwoven with colourful thread, you can’t seem to scroll through a new-in section from your favourite store without seeing a new basket style that’s willing you to add it to your own basket. The perfect epitome of the warm, sunshine-filled months of summer, they’re an ideal accessory for long beach days, shopping trips, Saturday brunches to spontaneous afternoon picnics or even donning it for the weekly shop. With larger shopper styles reminiscent of those famous country French markets, to smaller clutches and pretty embroidered designs, it is set to be the bag for the summer (again!)
What’s more, this handmade and rustic accessory has been making it into our living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms too. Perfect for housing plants and stowing away knick-knacks, you can’t seem to scroll through Pinterest for home interiors inspiration without spotting a basket lovingly placed somewhere within the room. Like their fashion counterpart, the lifestyle varieties too have been decorated with oversized pom-poms, ribbon tassels and painted pastel bottoms.
Providing an ideal and stylish storage solution for your home or an equally stylish sartorial edge to your spring outfits, the basket is undoubtedly here to stay. The only question that remains, is which style do you choose?
FOR YOUR WARDROBE
Seagrass Circular Basket Bag | The White Company | £60
Coast Path Basket | Seasalt Cornwall | £32.50
Bamboo Clutch | Cult Gaia via Net-a-Porter | £135
FOR YOUR HOME
Storage Basket | Oliver Bonas | £19
Braided Storage Basket | H&M Home | £17.99
Pom Pom Basket | TalaHomeDesign via Etsy | from £38