Because choosing the ultimate summer bag is never easy, we've handpicked the top 20 of this season's must-have straw bags to kick-start your summer.
If you thought the straw basket was reserved for carrying flowers back from market or stuffing your belongings into for a day at the beach, you'd be mistaken.
Rocked by Alexa Chung and a flurry of fashion-savvy mers, the straw basket is shaping up to be this summers 'it' bag. Be prepared, its going to be big...and probably covered in pom poms.
Whether you have a beach holiday or city break planned this year, teaming your basket bag with everything from a kaftan and swimsuit, to palazzo trousers and deconstructed blouse will complete a très chic look.
A practical way to add a bit of colour and fun to an outfit, these well-sized, structured bags also mean you won't have to choose between your compact and sunglasses when leaving the house.
Whether you prefer the oversized embellished Sicilian-style tote, or a smaller, subtle French-cool wicker basket, these straw-based wardrobe staples instantly get you in the mood for sun.
Braided shoulder bag, £65,
Braided crossbody bag, £49.99,
Tracolla Gold, £44,
Fiesta Tassel Basket, £46,
Kalmar x RF Zigzag Print Scarf and Basket, £155,
Personalised Embroidered Mini Pom Pom Beach Basket, £40,
Round woven bag, £79,
Green Sequin Palm Leaf Basket Bag, £27.99,
Pinata leather-trimmed fringed straw tote, £115,
St Tropez mini pompom-embellished woven straw tote, £45,
Adorada mini pompom-embellished woven raffia tote, £145,
Thembi drawstring-top basket bag, £465,
Pompom-embellished toquilla-straw basket bag, £325,
Sicilian pompom straw tote, £330,
Amie Petit Pois Straw Basket Bag, £30,
Hand Embroidered Basket Bag, £55,
George Panama Black, around £190.50,
Woven shopper, £12.99,
Straw basket, £55,
Polly straw bucket bag, £24,