Nothing screams vacay-style like straw and raffia accessories.
This season, straw and raffia is cropping up (pun intended) absolutely everywhere. From swoon-worthy handbags to statement earrings, I can’t get enough of these natural fibres, and the Internet just keeps on fuelling my holiday-vibe obsession (OK, maybe it’s my fault for browsing at every opportunity!?).
Here are my top picks…
Straw tote, Dhs130 River Island at Asos.com
If there’s one essential when heading on a summer vacay, it’s a straw tote. This shopper-style is finished with black tassel trims and is the perfect choice for travelling, as it can also double up as your in-cabin carry-on.
Embellished raffia slides, Dhs330 Sam Edelman at Net-a-porter.com
You’ll find me in slides at every possible opportunity this summer, I have around a dozen pairs and counting! This versatile pair from Sam Edelman is crafted from tonal-blue and beige raffia in a modern chevron design, and is embellished with cute beads. Bonus – the versatile hue goes with almost every summer outfit. #Winning
Bead and raffia earrings, Dhs100 Marks & Spencer
If tassel earrings were last season’s hottest earring trend, then I’m calling it (read; trying to start it) this season it will be all about raffia! How cool is this pink and orange pair? Detailed with tiny beads, they’re the Insta-worthy accessory your jewellery repertoire has been waiting for.
Straw fedora, Dhs129 Mango
A wide-brimmed hat is a must-have in the heat. Keep the sun off your face with this stylish fedora – the perfect way to top off your summer outfits. I’ll be wearing mine on repeat with everything from beachwear to boho dresses this season.
Mini round straw crab bag, Dhs125 Topshop
Could this bag be any cuter? Crafted from natural straw with two woven red crabs, it’ll instantly inject a quirky touch to weekend outfits. Team with denim shorts and a white tee for a cool beach-side brunch ensemble.
Woven raffia bangle set, Dhs49 New Look at Namshi.com
Take the trend to your jewellery box with this purse-friendly set of bangles. Stack them up or wear ‘em solo to jazz up your new season wardrobe.
Sandals with raffia embellished flower, Dhs400 Dune at Asos.com
Team Cosmo are obsessed with these low-heeled sandals. The perfect height to give you a little lift, we’ll be wearing ours from noon ‘til night all summer long. The best part? The diamanté embellishments on the raffia flower mean the add a little bling-bling wherever you take them.
Rox woven-straw headband, Dhs445 Reinhard Plank at Matchesfashion.com
Heading to a sophisticated summer soiree? Need to step up your style-game, but don’t want to wear a hat? I’ve found the perfect answer! This green headband is woven from straw and features and exaggerated knotted detail at the front. Summer parties sorted.
Embroidered raffia clutch, Dhs625 Aranaz at TheModist.com
I love every single piece in Aranaz’s S/S collection and this raffia clutch is at the top of my wish list. Bright and playful, and big enough to carry the essentials it’s the perfect accessory for summer evenings. I’ll be teaming mine with a breezy maxi.
Raffia fringe earrings, Dhs99 Mango
Get into the summer spirit with statement earrings at every opportunity! These oversized natural raffia and red fringe beauties are the perfect pair to bring all of those tropical vibes. Wear with hair pulled back into a messy bun to allow them to take centre stage.