Wicker Bags Are Summer's Most Celeb-Loved Trend: Here's How to Wear Them
TALBOTS WICKER CROSSBODY
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
A rattan style bag (like Sofia Vergara's Chloé crossbody) looks cool and unexpected paired with a streamlined classic pencil skirt and simple tank.
TANK AND DENIM PENCIL SKIRT
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.
OFF-THE-SHOULDER TOP AND SHORTS
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.
DENIM JACKET AND LONG DRESS
DRESSY FOR DAY
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).
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.
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.