Every season there is always a must have bag and for spring summer 2017 it is all about the basket bag. Basket bags are everywhere at the moment whether you take a look at your favourite designer, high street store or blogger; everyone seems to be carrying one.

When a bag becomes a must have accessory it is normally because of its luxurious texture and appearance but this is not the case with the humble basket bag. Made from straw, basket bags immediately makes you think of wandering around a market carrying a baguette or storing all your holiday essentials when you hit the beach.

The bags are generally hand woven  and come in a variety of styles from traditional hand held basket, tote style or oversized bag for shopping. They are also ideal for any occasion whether it is a stroll around town, dinner with friends or date night.

They were even all over the catwalks at Dolce & Gabbana and Charlotte Olympia. The basket bags don’t even have to be plain wicker. Some have chain straps, embroidery, snakeskin trims and even pompoms which actually happen to be our personal favourite.

Basket bags are not a new thing. They were actually made popular back in the 70s by none other than Jane Birkin. These handy bags not only look good but they are a great way to inject a bit of fun into your wardrobe. They are also surprisingly versatile and you don’t have to worry about fitting everything in.

We will be wearing this summer friendly option paired with wide leg trousers and an oversized shirt for work. Shopping with the girls’ calls for a pretty camisole and a pleated skirt for a feminine look. The bags look equally as good with bold prints as they do with neutral shades.