How many times have you eyed up that perfect dress, those gorgeous shoes or that must-have bag, only to wait to the better weather to arrive and then find it’s sold out?! Yep, it’s happened to us all!
Lesson learnt, I now know it’s the perfect time to grab your summer essentials as stocks are high and once the lovely weather does arrive, you’ll be fully equipped to style them out.
One of my summer essentials has to be a gorgeous straw tote and this year I fell head over heels for this Hat Attack version. Not just limited to beach use, a straw tote is perfect as a shopping bag, a chic alternative to the ‘fold-up nylon bag’ for food shopping, as well as being the ideal size to slip in a laptop for the office. A straw tote is so multi-functional!
If you’re unsure of the sort of outfit to pair with your straw bag (other than a bikini and kaftan), a straw tote looks great with a formal dress for an occasion or try simply pairing with a crisp white tee and skinny jeans for classic cool weekend vibes.
My Hat Attack Round Handle Tote is made of chunky woven straw, is unlined and has three decorative tassels with metallic trim handing from the round handles. This is the perfect size for everything I need and measures 11.75in / 30cm in height, 16.25in / 41cm in length, it is 6in / 15cm deep and has a handle drop of 6in / 15cm. Personally for how much wear I’ll get out of this tote, I felt the price point was acceptable (the quality is really high).
For those who don’t fancy paying quite so much or would like a similar style, I’ve detailed a gorgeous alternative below which is a super stylish dupe and definitely on my recommended list!