One of the most coveted bags of the summer, the humble straw bag has taken over our social media feeds and it’s having a major fashion moment. From celebrities to fashion bloggers and vloggers, the straw bag has been spotted in the hands of many a fashion ‘it’ girl and one bag, in particular, has caught the attention of every fashion insider (and ours too!).
L.A. based fashion label Cult Gaia’s ‘Ark’ bag exploded on Instagram a couple of months ago and had been sold out for weeks as the company struggled to restock it, until recently. The original version of the bag came in a natural bamboo finish in two sizes and now it’s back in ten different colours and materials. Choose from glossy black, pearl, malachite and many more colours. And yes, there’s even a super trendy millennial pink one!
The ‘Ark’ bag has fast become an iconic design and we can see why. The versatile and minimal design of the bag lends itself to many different styles and outfits, from a basic white shirt and blue jeans to flowy summer dresses. We’ve even seen it paired with edgy street style looks and we have to say we absolutely love it!
The simple style also leaves room to add your own twist and personality to the bag. Dress it up with baubles, scarves and tchotchkes to make it truly unique.
If this bag isn’t your style, then Cult Gaia has some cool alternatives too. Our favourite has to be the ‘Babe‘ pig straw bag, and as the name suggests, it’s shaped like a piglet. It really doesn’t get much cuter than this! Any social media mavens out there would also agree that this bag would make for the best summer vacay Instagram #ootd ever.
So whether you’re toting around your everyday essentials or just a couple of things for when you head to the beach, these bags are bound to add a little something special to your outfit.