How to Style a Straw Bag - Veanative

How to style a straw bag

How to style


Its 60 degree Fahrenheit here in Philly today - YAY! It means one thing and one thing only…

Spring has Sprung!

So now that warmer days are here, we can bring out our rafia/straw bags and show out. This post features the ‘Zaare’ bag from Veanative — my favorite from their summer ‘18 collection.

Continue to indulge to see how I styled this piece…

So I was privy to know about my homegirl’s sustainable business venture, Veanative and of course, I was excited to support. But let me just say, the quality of these products blew my mind away — beautiful packaging, great leather details and all for what? A Great cause, SUSTAINABILITY!

In this post, I share with you how I styled the Zaare bag from their Spring ‘18 line in black and yellow. I truly love these bags and I cannot stress it enough. So without further ado, lets dive right in, shall we?

Veanative straw bag insets


Beautifully handcrafted #strawbags from Ghana to the world|| Brand ensuring sustainable living using traditional techniques

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
— Albert Einstein

Zaare Straw bag in yellow by Veanative

Beach Babe…

Here, I styled my Zaare bag with this ‘unicorn’ palm tree swimsuit from Urban Outfitters. The yellow pops next to the purple and blues from my swimsuit. I pulled it all together with my cat-eye Prada sunglasses from Sunglass Hut. And of course, my dope background gives you all the beach feels. You know what they say? Life’s a beach! haha :)


Tourist Babe…

This bag is the perfect size for all your ‘tourist day’ essentials in a new city. Big enough to carry all your essentials for #thattouristlife and small enough to make it light and cute for a busy fun-filled day. Here, I styled it in this Aztec African print I had custom-made by Senam Fashionhouse in Spintex, Accra. The ease and flowiness of this outfit is an absolute dream. I just love it!

Beauty even from a distance…

Have a date on a sunny day? Pull your outfit all together with the Zaare bag in yellow. Adds the perfect pop of color and i even topped mine off with a straw hat i got from Urban outfitters on sale. Just look how excited I and my bag were to spot ‘bae’ from a distance. Such a beauty - I was talking about ‘Zaare’ but yea’ thank you, next!

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
— Native American Proverb

So, there you have it! The yellow Zaare bag styled in three ways. Be sure to head over to my instagram to see how i styled it in black and please tag me in your posts when you get yours and style it.

Now lets engage in the comments below… do you own a straw/rafia bag? Share with me some of your favorites.

If not, what is your favorite bag and style and why? I cannot wait to hear from you!

Until next time, much love,

Xoxo Tsobs :)