Accessory of the Week: Dream Weaver

Balenciaga Raffia Shoulder Bag, $1,825; Tabitha Simmons Embroidered Sandals, $645; Dolce & Gabbana Wicker Tote, $3, 375

*All Available at Net-A-Porter

Alas, Summer as we know it is coming to an end. Grasp onto those oh-so fleeting dog days with accessories in wicker, straw, and raffia- the season’s most festive fabrication. These picks call to mind the effortless je nais sais quoi of French icon, Jane Birkin; before Hermes designed the illustrious Birkin bag exclusively for her, the actress was known to pack her day-to-day essentials into a straw basket. In the company of black leather, as in Balenciaga’s Le Dix bag, the artisanal weave takes on an air of instant modernity that is perfect for urban dwellers. Rich color and bold blooms, though, incite tropical fever- linen sandals by Tabitha Simmons and Dolce & Gabbana’s Birkin-like basket will have onlookers swooning even at the onset of a new season.


Above: Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg

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