Summer is alive and well in Charleston! One of the things I love the most about Charleston is the city’s tropical influences. This covers everything from climate to food to style to architectural features. We’re also a coastal city so, while we’re not nestled in the Caribbean or seaside somewhere in Florida, Charleston is still a perfect place to dress for summer and to embrace resort ready styles. Resort Ready styles always inspire me so much to travel. This year, as travel is more restricted, resort ready styles are inspiring me to love my own city even more (p.s. did the see the bananas I post on my Instagram Story the other week that are growing right on the side of the street in our neighborhood?).
Earlier this summer, my mom, sister, and I were supposed to take a mother daughter trip to Bermuda that was sadly cancelled due to Covid. So, I’m loving resort ready styles for life right now in Charleston but also with the prospect of some tropical traveling in 2021. I know I’m not the only one who is setting their sights on a bright future for 2021!
Resort Ready: Purses
Today’s post, Resort Ready: Purses, is dedicated to all the lovely, whimsical bags of summer. You’ll see lots of straw along with some fun touches of color and crowd-pleasing embellishments like pom poms.
The post includes some of my long-time favorite resort ready purses that I own like the raffia clutch seen below (sold out – similar, similar, similar) and this embroidered floral raffia clutch (as seen here). Both are super cute affordable summery clutch styles I reach for again and again. I also included the round purse seen below that I scooped up a few years ago. It often sells out but I’m so happy to say that it is available right now! I also have a love affair with this Charleston palm bag. You can customize the purse to say whatever you want (your town, name, initials, whatever!). These are just a few of the resort ready straw, raffia, woven, embellished purses I’m swooning over. Keep reading for more…
Resort Ready: Purses
Original Post on Mustique / Original Post in Palm Beach
Original Post in Palm Beach / Original Post on St. Lucia
What Kind of Bags Are Best For Resorts
When it comes to the best bags for resort wear, I always gravitate to either natural fibers like raffia and wicker or to punchy pops of color. Both fit right in with the summer season and embrace the natural color palette and natural elements of a resort-y climate or destination. I’ve included a handful of both of these styles below!
Original Post in Charleston / Original Post on St. Lucia
Original Post in Charleston / Original Post in Charleston
How To Style Resort Ready Purses
Styling resort ready purses is so much fun because resort wear is always gorgeous and comfortable to wear. I recommend a flowy dress, t-shirt dress, or a pareo with chic sandals, statement earrings, a boater hat or a straw visor, and a pair of polarized sunnies. If you want to stay on the accessories train and are loving headbands as much as I am, then style your favorite resort ready purse with one of these four sea inspired headbands: one, two, three, four. You can’t go wrong with any of these gorgeous styles!
Original Post in Charleston
Original Post in Charleston / Original Post in Newport
Pink Raffia Stripe Tote (sold out – similar) / Black Bow Purse (old – similar) / Cult Gaia Bag / Raffia Stripe Purse (sold out – similar) / Round Purse
Monogram Tote / Pink Pom Purse / Woven Tote / Tassel Purse (sold out – similar) / Netting Purse
White Purse (sold out – similar) / Yellow Stripe Tote (sold out – similar) / Raffia Clutch (sold out – similar, similar, similar) / Black Raffia Stripe Tote (sold out – similar) / Pink and White Stripe Purse
Get the Resort Ready: Purses Look
I hope this post helps you stay in the mood for summer! I’m trying to embrace the warmth. One such way is by dressing for it! Resort ready purses are always a must for dinners al fresco in the warm months (even if that dinner is a little dinner party in your own backyard!). xx
Tons of amazing options, Cult Gaia being my fave one!
Thanks Natali!! Me too!! XO
I love the ark handbag.
It’s the best purse! Can’t wait to break it out again this spring and summer! XO