Raffia–Understated Summer Chic at its Finest

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Just a few of the fabulous raffia must-have pieces that you’re going to want to add to your summer wardrobe!

Raffia, the straw-like fiber made from the leaves of the Raffia palm, is a quintessential component of summer dressing.

And this summer we’re seeing some serious “wows” in terms of shoes and bags! I love the versatility of raffia and “pop” it provides whether you’re wearing it on your feet or holding it in your hands. Raffia goes fabulously with all forms of shorts from denim to linen and everything in between. It also goes beautifully with jeans from skinny (cropped) to wide-leg (not cropped) and can be stunning with skirts and dresses.

Today we’re focusing on everything from totes and bucket bags to clutches, and slides, and espadrilles to oxfords. Each piece is a showstopper in its own right and will mix with what you already have to provide that eye-catching, compliment-attracting statement we all enjoy in our efforts toward creating chic.

This fabrication makes me think of the South of France and the simple, timeless understated chic that makes French style appear so effortless and for which the French are known.

Check out what we have found and are so thoroughly possessed by and be sure to check out the various ways to wear these yummy additions to your wardrobe in the captions for the shopping. We think you will be as in love with these pieces as we are.



In the bag category, we’re including a wide range of styles that will fit every possible category you could need for summer… including a raffia phone case. As you view these to see which you must have, think in terms of how you spend your days so you zero in on that perfect piece for you.


You are going to absolutely love what we’ve found in the way of shoes to go with your casual summer looks. The slides will work perfectly with practically every bottom you can think of—and that kind of versatility is key.

The espadrilles are quintessential summer casual, and the show-stopping Manolo Blahnik oxfords will not only garner endless compliments but will be something you will have in your wardrobe for years to come.

These spring and summer treasures are just that—chic style riches that you will not only love but will make you look and feel fabulous.

We would love to hear what ended up speaking to you most.  Happy shopping!!!!

PSSST! Looking for more spring and summer shopping? Check out some of our other recent posts!

Shoes, Glorious Shoes—Must-have Styles!
• For Warmer Weather—Thing Casual, Think Free People!
Naked Cashmere: Your Go-to Chic for Spring!

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