Why a basket bag is the trend you need this summer?
Unless you have been cut out from social media for the last months, you surely noticed the flow of basket bags all over blogs and magazines. Personally, I don’t like the refined ones, I prefer a more rustic natural look like this one from Free People. But, every designer has its say when it comes to the humble basket bag, weather it’s the Prada sleek version or the gypsy embellished D&G version… There is a basket bag for all tastes and all budgets starting 15 $.
Initially, the basket bag take its roots from the coastal Mediterranean culture: Greece, Spain, Morocco, Malta… I actually found my basket crush in a Moroccan market (article here). If I’m not mistaken, it’s Jane Birkin who inspired the current trend; she used to wear a picnic basket as a day bag back in the 70’s. So, if you are still not convinced, here are some additional reasons to adopt this trend from now on:
My collection shared on Instagram
#Neutral and versatile
A basket bag can literally go with everything and brighten up any outfit, from the beach to the city. I dare you to find one colour or fabric that does not fit a basket bag.
Being neutral, you can customize it however you want: add tassels or/and pompons, tie a printed scarf to the handles or put a sticker on it for a more urban look.
#Large shopping bag
Most basket bags are large, and can work as a shopping bag or a beach bag. I even carry my laptop in my bigger one. Perfect for those days where you have to juggle between different activities.
A basket bag adds an instant bohème-effortless-chic vibe à la Française. French it-girls swear by it: Jeanne Damas, Jane Birkin (OK she’s not really French but still embodies that French touch), Garance Doré…
#Vegan and eco-friendly
It’s one extra-occasion to be stylish while doing good to the planet. The bag is actually 100% vegan, weather it’s straw, woven or wicker made.
#Great home decor
No need to store them in a closet. Basket bags make a cute decor just hanged on a wall, or decorating your wardrobe. They add an instant cottage chic vibe to the room.
Basket bags selection for all budgets
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xo xo Dalal
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