Think of summer and what comes to mind before a straw bag? Tory Burch’s synthetic straw (no wheat died for this!) shoulder bag is just the way I like my flax. With metallic silver leather trim, this is no country bumpkin’s picnic purse. It’s a hot city handbag! Tina gave me a straw-and-silver bag years ago, and every summer I dig it out of my closet because it always fills a need. A classic shoulder bag never goes out of style, so even if it’s purely seasonal, trust me, you will get annual use. This one is even Frugal Snob-approved, so it’s easy to justify the single-season purchase. Burch’s lightly structured bag has a thick, comfortable, no-slip shoulder strap with silver chain details that allow versatility. You don’t have to be in island wear; it’s equally suited for the office or the evening out. And you’ve gotta love that pocket under the flap: my new essential feature. I’ll never miss another call or text again! But don’t worry, Tina. It won’t replace yours. These two straw sisters will just take turns! At Nordstrom for $350.
Pair with: A straw bag looks kind of funky with high-waisted and lightly flaired retro jeans. Mother’s baby blues are the perfect shade with precision fit. Mother “The Drama” High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans, $220.