Just in time for summer, beachy woven accessories have made their way back into the closets of many Fashionistas thanks to their popularity on the spring runways. This summery straw-like material isn’t just reserved for beach totes and floppy hats anymore.
Raffia has worked its way onto some of this season’s greatest clutches, dresses and shoes. I love how versatile these trendy pieces can be worn, anywhere from the beach to the city. Woven in funky patterns and bright colors like this Fashionista’s adorable wedges, the raffia trend takes on a modern urban-chic vibe that’s perfect for a night out. These graphic-printed kicks are a great statement piece to punch up your look this summer.
The key to rocking the raffia (on land) is to keep the rest of your outfit polished and sleek like this Fashionista. Her sky high platform wedges do the talking when paired with a simple pair of pink accented shorts and a black tank with trendy leather paneling. A bright gold studded Michael Kors handbag adds an extra dose of glam to her look for a night out. For a daytime look, these raffia wedges look great paired with a simple sundress or a casual pair of denim cut-off shorts.
I also have to give this Fashionista’s manicure and pedicure a mention. Just as unique and eccentric as her heels, her amazing nail art completes the look with touches of pink, chevron and leopard prints decorating her digits.
So this summer, don’t shy away from working this beach-ready material into your daily wardrobe by pairing it with your favorite classic pieces.
Spotted: Raffia was a huge hit on the runway in Dolce&Gabbana’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear collection, appearing vibrantly on everything from handbags to jewelry.