|Picnic chic via Shot by Gio|
The must-have purse for summer
First thing's first: we really need to make picnics a thing again. Like, I want one of those picnic baskets with all the compartments to hold your special picnic-only silverware, and I want to eat cheese and charcuterie on a gingham blanket and gossip with friends, preferably in the Jardin de Luxembourg. I'd wear a cute midi dress and a straw boater hat and life would be good. Ahhh...
But whether your summer is full of Parisian picnics or days at the office as usual, you can live the picnic lifestyle with a basket bag. This trend has been slowly making its way to the forefront of the fashion world, and now, in the heights of summer, it's the handbag trend of the season. Rachel Comey has been a particularly dedicated adopter of the style, offering woven purses in simple, modern shapes. Saint Laurent has a fringe version for the summering rockstar type, and Dolce & Gabbana features colorful pom pom versions for the maximalists out there.
No matter your personal style, there's a basket bag for you! And because most are offered in a neutral blonde, they can go with pretty much anything.