Beach Style & The Straw Bag | Photo by Tristan Williams
Dressing Up with Darling, Outfit Inspiration, Style

Hello, Summer: Beach Style & The Straw Bag

Hello, Summer! While it’s only June 1 and we haven’t seen the true First Day of Summer yet, we did celebrate the unofficial kick-off of Summer this past weekend for Memorial Day. And this outfit is giving us all the beachy Summer vibes, featuring the perfect Lilly Pulitzer beach style & the straw bag – the trending accessory of the season.

It’s official. The classic straw bag is making a serious statement this season. Every blogger on the block is sporting a straw, wicker, or raffia bag as THE Summer accessory. From designer labels like Dolce & Gabbana to staple brands like J. Crew, the straw bag is everywhere. Structural shapes and statement accents – think leather, colorful poms, and embroidery – are giving this classic bag a contemporary twist. But, of course, the consignment shopper is looking for that #designerforless or #thrifted gem, so keep an eye out for this accessory (like our Helen Kaminski #darlingfind) to complete your Summer outfit vibes!

And what’s more Summery than a Lilly Pulitzer dress? The seahorse pattern of this classic strapless dress gave us all the nautical feels, and even with the urban landscape of our Charlottesville Downtown Mall, this dress makes you literally hear ocean waves crashing and seagulls overhead. Check out all of our Lilly pieces in the shop right now – a variety of dress, skirts, shorts, and tops!

Don’t forget to add some locally-made accessories, like this bar necklace reminding you to “Explore” this Summer. A pair of druzy studs and matching bracelet give this outfit a little sparkle in the sunshine.

What do you think of the straw bag trend this Spring/Summer, darlings? How are you rocking it? Show us by tagging us! And don’t forget to show us your Darling finds by tagging #darlingfind!

Beach Style & The Straw Bag | Photo by Tristan Williams

Styled by Linnea White, Shop Owner // Modeled by Savannah Griffin, Darling Intern // Photography by Tristan Williams

On Sav | Secondhand pieces: Lilly Pulitzer seahorse dress, size 8, $78 / Picon espadrille wedges, 8, $100 / Helen Kaminski straw bag, $100 // Locally-made pieces: The Artful Sojourn druzy studs, $15, and bracelet, $15, and stamped “Explore” phrase bar necklace, $18 / Thicket midi stacking rings, $12

Shop these items and more at Darling Boutique, located on Charlottesville’s downtown mall!

Beach Style & The Straw Bag | Photo by Tristan Williams

Beach Style & The Straw Bag | Photo by Tristan Williams

Beach Style & The Straw Bag | Photo by Tristan Williams

Beach Style & The Straw Bag | Photo by Tristan Williams

Beach Style & The Straw Bag | Photo by Tristan Williams

Beach Style & The Straw Bag | Photo by Tristan Williams

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