Name not pronounced 'see-air-a' like the Goodies singer. Sucker for an oversized jacket. Likes a pub.
In the same league as espadrilles and fedora hats, there are some fashion items that simply sing summer. They only come out when the sun is beaming and, likewise, you hurriedly pack them away come autumn to collect dust until the following year. Basket bags are one of these.
Made of straw or jute, the tote-style bags first made their rounds in the 50s and 60s and were a favourite of the film stars and It-girls (granted, when they managed to escape the UK for sunnier climes). So you can bet our inner Brigitte Bardot-wannabes were thrilled to see them popping up again for summer 2017.
What's best about basket bags is that they are practical and versatile. There's no need to worry about staining, and sand? Simply brush it off and carry on sashaying down the beach in your chic swimsuit as a 50s starlet would have done.
Whether you want to go super classic or add some fun, make sure to add a basket bag to your summer arsenal...