Chriselle Lim, Fashion Blogger, carrying wicker bag.
This trend is what we’ve seen before. Every so often we see this trend come and go and then come back again. It’s back again! This season it’s been adopted by celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Alexa Chung.
Actually wicker has been around since the beginning of civilization in ancient Egypt. Wicker is for the most part, inexpensive, resistant to harsh weather and easily shaped by a skilled artisan. Originally it was commonly used for outdoor furniture due to it’s strength and durability.
Picnic with wicker basket.
What’s appealing about these wicker basket handbags is that they scream summer and airiness and casual school-free vacation days. It conjures up images of picnics in the sun and promises of laid down gingham blankets. Funny how one type of material has so much connotation.
Alexa Chung carrying wicker bag.
Every designer or design house has at one point or another featured wicker basket handbags. Ferragamo, Talbots, Kate Spade, Coach, and Dolce & Gabbana have wicker basket handbags currently or even in vintage shops.
Reese Witherspoon carrying wicker bag.
If you want to embody this look, but don’t want to spend big bucks on this summer trend, just dig into your mom’s closet and garage and find a cute wicker basket to carry around during the day to epitomize summer!