10 of the best basket bags to kickstart your summer wardrobe

They’re simple, they’re effortlessly cool, and they’re everywhere – it goes without saying that basket bags are set to be the it-bag of the season, and there’s one for every style and occasion.

Round straw bag, £32, Monsoon

Kickstarted by Michael Kors, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Ulla Johnson on the SS18 runways, it hasn’t taken long for the high street to produce an amazing selection of woven bags just in time for spring. From the mighty to the mini, the rustic to the embellished, here’s our pick of the best…

The Basket

The OG woven bag wouldn’t look out of place at a teddy bear picnic, but rest assured, with a shirt dress and ankle boots it becomes a modern day must-have.
Basket bag, £26, Topshop

The Box

A touch of structure in a woven bag can see you through from work to weekend.
Box bag, £29.99, Zara

The Bucket

A mix of texture and colour creates the perfect statement bag.
Bucket bag, £505, Mehry Mu

The Clutch


Not just a day-time trend, try working a woven clutch into your evening outfit for a hint of kitsch.
Clutch bag, £19.99, New Look

The Crossbody

This sweet yet practical crossbody is a great size for the essentials (and only the essentials).
Crossbody bag, £14, M&Co

The Detailed

For more than just your beach towel, this fun embellished mini bag is handmade and the perfect travel companion.
Detailed bag, £150, Made by Wave

The Tote

Macrame – not just for wall hangings and plant holders. Pair with a khaki jumpsuit and tan sandals for a utilitarian vibe.
Macrame bag, £70, Urban Outfitters

The Circle

Wear two trends in one with this classic number. A good all-rounder.
Circle bag, £125.50, Revolve

The Backpack

A backpack is a city-break essential, and this pom-pom option will add some serious summer vibes to any outfit.
Backpack, £19.99, Pull & Bear

Feature by Stephanie Sofokleous