Friday Five

Friday Five: Straw Bags

straw bags for summer 2016

I can’t explain how excited I am that Memorial Day weekend is almost here! I’m packing my bags for our upcoming trip to the Hamptons and creating my wish list for upcoming sales (subscribe to my newsletter and check out your inbox for the hottest sale alerts). One of the essentials of any beach vacation (even if it’s just a long weekend) is a cute beach bag. I own a few colorful totes from the last season, but honestly I’m getting bored with them and planning on extending my collection with a straw bag. That type of bags is great as it fits a lot of beach essentials while aways keeping its shape.

Looking through thousand of options, I noticed a few straw bag trends that are supposed to be popular this season:

ONE // Slogan

Your beach bag is a perfect canvas for your favorite inspirational quote! Or, perhaps, an opportunity to share your knowledge of a foreign language? I like this ‘Holla’ bag because it looks optimistic, fun, and brings some positive energy to your entire look.

TWO // Tassels

In my humble opinion, tassels are cousins of popular these days fringe. If you enjoyed wearing tassel decorated shoes and handbags this spring, why not bringing this trend into the summer? Especially if pink tassels look so cool on a yellow handbag ‘background’ of this Sensi Studio bag.

THREE // Bows

The older I become, the bigger is my collection of bow accessories. I don’t know why, but my heart bits faster every time I see just another creation by Kate Spade and her signature bows

FOUR // Stripes

Stripes is the most summery print and it’s still popular this season. Whether you are picking thin or thick stripes, these will always look good on the beach. Look, for instance, at this woven handbag by Tory Burch. Isn’t it a perfection?

FIVE // Pom Pom

I’ve been loving pom pom straw bags since last year, but I’ve never had a chance to get myself one. This cutie by Kayu seems like a great candidate for my new favorite beach bag. Not only it looks stylish, it’s also very affordable.

Make sure to mark your calendar with these five best sales happening this weekend:

BaubleBar: 20% off one item with code STOCKUP20; get 25% off two items with code STOCKUP25; or get 30% off three or more items with code STOCKUP30 (May 16-23).

Moda Operandi: 50% off select styles, including Alexis, Carven, Emilia Wickstead, Stella Jean, Temperley, Vivetta, and many more (May 17-30).

Urban Outfitters: 20% off all dresses (May 18-23).

JCPenney: extra 25% off purchases under $100 and 30% off purchases of $100 or more. Use online code GOSHOP6 (May 18 only).

Serena & Lily: $25 off $100+ with code SSTYLE25 (May 5-31).