Woven raffia is one of the best summer styles, but the struggle is finding a bag that can go from beach to street without making you look like you just got off the plane from Bermuda. Marni has taken on the weave for a few different pieces this season, but this pretty and polished high-shine raffia and patent leather mix is my favorite. With the silver bar closure and ladylike shape, the style is elevated to new heights. Wear it with a full skirt à la a ‘50s housewife or carry it with simple skinny jeans to steer clear of any beach bum comparisons, but even in shorts and a bikini top, you’d look modern and sleek thanks to the leather straps and side paneling. A sense a chic summer romance on the horizon. Available on Luisa via Roma for $1,400.
Pair with: Vanessa Tosoni’s pearl necklaces are the perfect jewels for toying with the bag’s nautical theme without taking it too far. Sophisticated, yet casual, the fresh water delicacies bring out the sandy color of the leather weave.