Summer’s Best Straw Bags

jute straw tote

Come summer, I always do a swap of my bags. I end up putting a lot of my heavier leather purses towards the back of the closet and move my lighter summer bags to the front. Sure I have a few lighter leather bags that are great for summer. This blush one and this Everlane bag are great. But there’s something that feels more exciting about a straw bag. They instantly make your look feel like summer. And honestly, like you’re ready for vacation. I find myself always using these bags whenever I head to a warm-weather destination.

Straw bags are perfect for a warm weather vacation!

Over the last few years, I’ve been collecting straw, woven and rattan bags. They’ve surprisingly survived the wear and tear of everyday use and even traveling. My most recent new straw bag is this large jute tote with leather rope handles. I picked this up at MANGO during one of their recent sales (still going on!). It’s perfect for hauling my beach towel, sunscreen, and my latest book to the pool. But also perfect to bring to the park for a little picnic. Because yes, those are happening more often these days! Once we can travel again, it’ll be a great personal bag for trips too.

There’s also two other straw or woven bags that I have gotten a TON of use out of. This Hat Attack top handle bag has survived so much use over the years. And my go-to rattan crossbody bag that I snagged on Amazon last minute before a trip is seriously the best $25 I’ve ever spent. It’s the perfect size to head out for the night with just the essentials. A red lipstick and your iPhone of course. It’s a bag I always bring with me on getaways since it’s easy to pack and goes with everything!

The Best Straw Bags For Summer

There’s so many great straw and rattan bags to shop for right now. From small crossbodies to totes and even clutches. No matter the occasion, a jute bag can really be great for so many looks. Pair them with just jean shorts and a linen top for the most effortless summer look. But also try a straw clutch or small rattan handbag with a summer cocktail dress perfect for events. If you’re looking to add one of these straw bags to your closet, I’m rounding up my favorites below.

summer straw bags

Striped Raffia BagRattan Mini Tote • Circle Woven BagCircle CrossbodyWicker ClutchTop Handle BagJute ToteWoven Tote With Fabric HandlesWicker & Leather Bag

Photo by Hannah Lozano

Jessica is an Atlanta life and style blogger. Aiming to bring practical tips to your every day life. Tips that you can easily tackle and make your life feel just a tad more 'put-together'.

Leave a Comment


  1. 7.1.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    LOVE straw bags! Basically all I wear and what my clothing rack is currently covered in. Just scooped up a really cute one from & Other Stories!

    xo Laura Leigh

    • 7.1.20
      Jessica said:

      I love them too they’re so fun and light!

  2. 7.1.20
    Karly said:

    SO many great options here! Like you, I love a straw/woven bag for summer. It instantly elevates any outfit!


  3. 7.1.20
    Rachel said:

    I’m such a sucker for a straw bag in the summer and am obsessing over the Urban Outfitters one! SO cute.


    • 7.1.20
      Jessica said:

      I love that one and the leather wicker combo one from mango. Such a good price point too

  4. 7.6.20
    Annika Lindroth said:

    My best strawbag is my new Palmgrens rattan bag! You must check it out!

    • 7.6.20
      Jessica said:

      Ooh I’ve seen that bag it is gorgeous!!

  5. 7.6.20
    Stephania Prieto said:

    I’ve been using a gorgeous elephant Wicker bag from @wearenayade You should totally check them out! Love your post!

  6. 8.3.20

    Love these straw bags!