Look around and you will easily spot a basket bag or two. Over the last year, they have gone through multiple updates in terms of shapes, colours, and textures. It’s almost been like a fashion overdose of raffia. If like me, you have managed to survive the basket bag bug or even if you haven’t, I have an equal parts playful and chic solution for you.
From grocery shopping to work, from being beach-friendly to street-style friendly, crochet bags are an offbeat yet sophisticated companion. Like, the Insta-worthy Cult Gaia’s Angelou bag is a perfect day to night partner and lotus clutch by & Other Stories is your date for the Sunday brunch. Interestingly Cult Gaia has actually been thriving on their cult-like following with their semi-circular cane bags. But we guess monogamy is outdated now.
With a medley of silhouettes and colours available, crochet bags have managed to surpass the cliché of being grandma’s favourite but, just like basket bags, they still come with a casual, beachy vibe like Carrie Forbes green crocheted cord bag. And if you get attracted to the eccentric vibe of crochet, then there are Dolce & Gabbana My Heart bags for you. You can easily mix and match them with patchwork print dresses or pair them up with the classic white shirt and blue jeans combination.
With crochet bags, there’s something for everyone and every occasion. You just need to find the one that will low-key remind you to plan your next beach vacation soon and if you’re a DIY type, we’ll leave you with a tutorial to make one yourself.
Karishma is a science nerd turned fashion and beauty writer who loves talking about trends as much as eating desserts. Gucci, salted caramel ice-cream, jewels, and Simba (her dog) make up four chambers of her heart. Like Karishma’s story? Drop her a line in the comments section below.