Raffia–Understated Summer Chic at its Finest

Casual Attire, Shoes and Bags

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, bags, and even a few hats! I love the versatility of raffia and the “pop” it provides, whether you’re wearing it on your feet or holding it in your hands, or wearing it on your head. Raffia goes fabulously with all forms of shorts, from denim to linen and everything in between. It also goes beautifully with jeans of any variety, and can be stunning with skirts and dresses.

Today we’re focusing on everything from totes and bucket bags to clutches, a variety of shoes, and hats. 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. We think you will be as in love with these pieces as we are.



In the bag category, we include a wide range of styles that will fit every possible category you could need for summer… You will see big gorgeous raffia totes for everyday use as well as fabulous raffia crossbody and shoulder bags. Any and all of these bags will catapult your summer look for sure.  So, as you view these glorious summer bags 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.

I have added a few seriously inexpensive (as in Amazon) raffia bags that, though super inexpensive, were so adorable I couldn’t leave them behind.

Bucket Bags & Clutches

Tote Bags

Shoulder Bags

Crossbody Bags


These adorable showstopping accessories are the perfect addition to your summer look. Naturally, they are perfect for your swim look but they can also come in super handy to keep the sun and heat off your head and face and to seriously pop whatever you have on be it more casual or dressy.



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

They will not only garner endless compliments but will be something you will have in your wardrobe for years to come.


These 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 summer shopping? Check out some of our other recent posts!

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