Thursday, May 16, 2024

Straw Purses, Totes, or Handbags with "Ageless Style"

Ageless Style is a monthly style challenge and link up for women of all ages.   Each month we pick a different theme and style an outfit based on that theme.  This month's theme is "Straw Purses, Totes, or Handbags" and was picked by Jodie.

Spring and Summer is the perfect time of year to carry a straw handbag.  They go seamlessly with our more lightweight outfits and just give that casual vibe of warmer weather.  Just like our "Stripes" theme last month, straw bags are always in style but this season they are hot, hot, hot and you will see straw bags everywhere!

Some of the ladies in our group were excited about the challenge because they didn't own a straw bag and it gave them a good excuse to go buy one.  I on the other hand, have always been a fan of straw bags and had quite the collection already  (see these posts HERE and HERE, for some other examples) and I had to actually decide which straw bag I would feature for today's post.  I finally decided on this small straw clutch which I've had for a while but never did a fashion post on it.  It did however make an appearance on THIS wedding post.



I thought my straw clutch would coordinate beautifully with my relaxed Caribbean vibe I had going on in this outfit.  My pants are new from Ross.  I am so into these linen drawstring pants, I can't get enough of them!  I keep buying them!  I intend to wear them all summer long in place of shorts.  They are so cool and comfy.

It's still a little chilly here in Wisconsin most days, so I paired my linen pants with a white denim jacket.  I shopped my closet for the top and couldn't believe it matched the color in the pants so perfectly;  one would think I bought this as a "set".  For shoes, I went with closed toe flats, although I think the outfit would look better with a white sandal.  It was just too cool to expose the tootsies on this day.


For jewelry, I kept the beachy vibe going with a shell necklace and bracelet.



This straw clutch also comes with a long chain if you want to use it as a cross body bag.  You can see how I used it the chain on the wedding post I linked above.  


So what about you?  Do you like straw bags, purses, or totes?  Do you plan on buying a new one this spring?  I'd love to hear from you.

Now be sure to check out how the other ladies in the group are styling their straw bags and link up with us as well.

Have a Great Day!  Amy

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24 comments:

  1. I love those linen pants! I lucked out that we took photos on our one and only sunny and near 80 degree day so I was able to wear a skirt and my flip flops. It has been rather rainy and cool here this spring too. But your outfit does look perfect for that in between weather and that straw clutch is perfect.

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  2. I just love the smaller straw purse. I think I now need one that size too!
    Xoxo
    Jodie

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    1. Thanks! Ha -ha! I bet you "need" one in this size.

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  3. That is such a darling clutch! Love this entire look! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  4. I love straw bags, but I haven't had one in decades. I had really hoped to use this post as an excuse to buy one. I may still buy one this summer if I find the perfect one.

    Your entire look is so lovely, Amy, and your purse complements it so well!

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    1. Thank you Marsha! I hope your husband is feeling better.

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  5. Such a great look for spring and summer and yay for another great linen pants find! I do have one straw bag but it includes a bit of a print on the sides. Still love it, however I may want to add a plain straw bag if I come across one that I have to have. I'm very picky with what I buy these days because I really don't need anything so it will have to be perfect.

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    1. Thanks Ellie! I've become more picky myself as I have so much already.

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  6. Lovely outfit and the clutch was made for it! Love the linen pants with the white denim jacket.

    -Soma

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  7. All of your straw bags are fun. I have a large one similar to the blue and white or blue and natural one you featured in an earlier post. Mine is orange and green. I use it at the beach and to keep my Kindle and its waterproof bag out of the sun when we are playing in the pool. Your clutch is very delicate and looks terrific with the linen pants with their pretty palm print. I haven't tried linen - just hate the wrinkles - but your pants aren't wrinkled in the slightest!! Maybe I need to give them a go.

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    1. Thanks Leslie! These linen pants and my stripe linen pants don't really wrinkle so maybe they're not 100% linen. I'll have to check the tag. Regardless, they are both thin and comfy.

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  8. This look is so well-balanced and I love the colors put together, and also the fabrics! <3


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  9. I love these colors! Thanks for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #38 linkup this week. Hope to see you next time, too!

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    1. Thank you! I will link up if I have a post for sure!

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  10. Amy, you look great! I love your pants. I love purses, and I wouldn't mind having a straw weave one with multiple pockets.
    Visiting today from Will Blog For Comments #4&5

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  11. You look great.. super cute outfit.

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  12. I love straw bags, they are so perfect for summer. This is such a beautiful outfit for spring and looks fabulous with the straw bag!

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