Perfectly epitomising the summer season, the basket bag – affectionately known also as a straw, cane or wicker basket – works seamlessly for those strolls along the beach, bike-rides down grass-filled country lanes and impromptu picnic days.

While it never went out of fashion per se, it has successfully taken the top spot for this season’s must-have accessory following one or two popular high-street options strewn across Instagram and Pinterest feeds – I’m looking at you here, Zara. Paired with flowy midi dresses or a classic Breton stripe, this simple accessory has followed on from its popularity of last year and seen a much-welcomed resurgence in recent months, with a refreshing new range of colours and shapes available for those summer days ahead.

Whether you’re opting for a more casual weekend outfit, or looking for something to jazz up an upcoming summer wedding ensemble, the basket bag is no longer limited to a slouchy excuse once used for carrying back your weekly shop or to be filled during a mooch to your local car boot sale. They are bold and embroidered, with multi-coloured pom-poms and jazzy handles in convenient shapes and sizes with slogan text.

Small enough to carry around your essentials or large enough to carry aboard your flight to a sunny holiday destination, I’ve included a few of my favourite basket bags below:

zara basket bag

Braided Crossbody Bag |£49.99 | Zara 

Blush pink and reminiscent of the 1940s…what more could you want?

petit pois basket bagAmie Petit Pois Straw Basket Bag | £30 | Joanie Clothing 

A classic design with fun embroidered text that’s perfect for taking to your local food or flower market.

ted baker basket bag

Ted Baker Barliee Pom Pom Detail Woven Basket Bag | £89 | ASOS 

Wonderfully fun, it’s the perfect basket bag for your summer holidays!

Agate Acrylic Ark | £235 | Cult Gaia

Timeless and traditional, this intricate basket bag comes in two sizes and a variety of shades.

basket bagRound Palm Basket Bag | TheBasketRoom via Etsy | £39

With an eclectic selection available, this circular design is one of my favourites for summer jaunts!


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