I’ve always loved straw hats. Growing up in the country all the farmers always had them on, and I loved the way they looked. We always had them around the house – my mother would wear one to do yard work, poolside, or at weekend horse shows. Being very pale, during the summer hats are a necessity. I love the look and feel of a straw hat and straw accessories. Here is a roundup of my favorite straw hats and bags this season! Photo from Communitie.
I’m loving the straw hats from Communitie, an eco-conscious artisan project led by designer John Patrick. This hat is nice and oversized it has the technique that some of my vintage hats have – but the oversized and somewhat western shape feels new and looks cool. Plus my daughter who is 4 thinks it’s hilarious to wear around the house. You can shop them here at the super amazing AU shop My Chameleon. I picked mine up at a sample sale Vestige had recently.
I love this vintage Voloshin bag for heading to the beach or pool. It’s an unusual design and large enough for a towel and a bottle of rosé!
This one might be trickier but I love the style of this raw edge straw hat. It’s oversized, and woven from burnt palm straw with long raw edges, looks fun for the beach (but maybe not the most practical to pack!). Photo from My Chameleon.
This bag by Eugenia Kim is so fun, and would be an amazing bag to take out with a simple dress for a summer dinner outside. Photo from Anthropologie.
This bag by Aranaz is nice and small, I love the structure of this bag. Photo from Anthropologie.
Visors have always gotten a bad wrap, but I’d love to try one this summer. They seem easier to pack for trips, and I feel like they might be easier to swim in. My kids are just learning to swim independently – so I still need to be in the pool with them, and I like to try to keep my face as protected as possible. This seems like a less crazy thing to wear in the pool! Photo from Anthropologie.
And this one is the winner for the most insane straw bag of the season. I would LOVE to have this Rosie Assoulin bag for a fun night out. It’s woven from metallic faux straw in a sculptural shape that resembles a water jug. Photo from Net-A-Porter.
Ok, and one more that I love the details on Rosie Assoulin’s small ‘Jug’ bag. It has a sculptural shape inspired by amphorae pottery from Ancient Greece. Photo from Net-A-Porter.