Jane Birkin’s iconic style served as major inspiration to designers for Spring/Summer 2016, when her signature wicker basket bag appeared on the runways, re-imagined in a way that could not feel any more modern for the current season. Raffia, wicker, and straw are all officially “in”, and are the perfect antidote to stuffy, serious bags for day-time activities.
Balance a raffia bag with clean cuts and muted colors to avoid looking like you just stepped off a beach. Styled correctly, the raffia bag can even take you to the office – a navy trouser suit will work perfectly to upgrade the piece for the workweek. For the weekend, a classic, tailored dress in a natural hue, paired with a straw number, will instantly make you feel like Sophia Loren walking through a piazza in Naples – cat-eye or oversized round sunglasses strongly recommended.
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