Wicker Bags Are Summer's Most Celeb-Loved Trend: Here's How to Wear Them

You want a rattan bag, but you're afraid of looking like you're en route to a picnic? Stick to these styling tips and you can't go wrong

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TALBOTS WICKER CROSSBODY

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Courtesy Talbots

Step one? Arm yourself with a seriously eye-catching piece that's just the right size — large enough to hold the essentials (phone, wallet, keys) but small enough that no one will guess you've got a baguette and silverware set stashed inside.
Buy It: Talbots wicker and leather shoulder bag, $104.30; talbots.com

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LAID-BACK

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A rattan style bag (like Sofia Vergara's Chloé crossbody) looks cool and unexpected paired with a streamlined classic pencil skirt and simple tank.

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TANK AND DENIM PENCIL SKIRT

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Courtesy: Fifteen Twenty Blue, Guess

Buy It! Fifteen Twenty Tank, $88; fifteentwenty.com, Guess Skirt, $79; shop.guess.com

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PREPPY VIBES

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Reese Witherspoon can go head-to-toe preppy because, well, she's Reese Witherspoon (that's her own Draper James design on her arm!). You can go a little less Wizard of Oz by choosing a pinstripe top instead of gingham on gingham.

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OFF-THE-SHOULDER TOP AND SHORTS

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Buy It! Banana Republic Top, $78; bananarepublic.gap.com, Joe Fresh Shorts, $19; joefresh.com

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NIGHT OUT

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Sure, you can wear your wicker purse to the club, but be advised: it takes some serious Rihanna swagger to do so. She pulled it off by pairing her oh-so-nighttime slipdress with two “daytime” pieces, like her she's carrying Mark Cross bag and embellished denim jacket.

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DENIM JACKET AND LONG DRESS

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Courtesy: Topshop, Mango

Buy It! Topshop Jacket, $95; us.topshop.com, Mango Dress, $49.99; shop.mango.com

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DRESSY FOR DAY

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For a chic afternoon event, let Elizabeth Olsen be your style point person. A polished shorts ensemble has a similarly polished, vintage vibe that plays well with her vintage rattan style (hers is Mark Cross).

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SHORT SUIT

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Courtesy H&M

Buy It! H&M Jacket, $49.99; hm.com, H&M Shorts, $24.99; hm.com

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SUMMER BARBECUE

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Carrying wicker to a backyard get-together can verge on picnic territory fast, but if you avoid prints and layer on the rattan with a straw fedora like Nicky Hilton you're in the safe zone.

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DRESS WITH RUFFLES AND STRAW HAT

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Courtesy: Asos, H & M

Buy It! Asos Dress, $105.14; asos.com H&M Hat, $14.99; hm.com

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WEDDING-READY

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Considering Kirsten Dunst's Salvatore Ferragamo bamboo top handle bag was designed for Sophia Loren, one practically has to pair the ladylike handbag with an equally prim A-line dress and matching heel.

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A-LINE DRESS AND BLOCK HEEL

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Courtesy: Warehouse, Nordstrom

Buy It! Warehouse Dress, $62; warehouseandotherbrands.com Calvin Klein Sandals, $98.95; nordstrom.com

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