With the sweet air of spring just around the corner, it’s time to prep our closets for the warmer days ahead. And that means swapping out our heavier winter gear for some sprightly new pieces—starting with our handbags. Nothing conjures up thoughts of picnics at the beach, outdoor brunches, and springtime city strolls quite like the classic basket bag. From oversize straw totes to mini box bags and sculptural wicker baskets, the stylish and versatile carryall is a fashion-girl favorite. This accessory has found its way onto the arms of bloggers, designers, and the street style set everywhere. For the new season, take style inspiration from the woman who put basket bags on the world map: Jane Birkin. The English-French style icon famously paired hers with dreamy white blouses and denim. It’s no wonder this outfit has worked for decades—the combination is effortless and timeless.
No matter what style of basket bag you opt for this season, it’s guaranteed to put a little joie de vivre in your spring step. Scroll down to see our favorite picks of the season.
Channel your inner Jane Birkin with this classic.
The classic wicker basket gets a sophisticated update in elegant white in this iteration.
Just add a white tee and jeans for a French-girl-at-the-market vibe.
This bag is perfect for a day at the beach or for running errands in the city. Plus, we can’t resist the embroidered lettering on this one. Bien sûr.
A structured option is ideal for taking you from day to night in style.
Yes, you can even wear it with a blazer.
A true fashion-girl favorite.
Just add your favorite spring dress.
Pom-poms and playful color add joie de vivre to your outfit.
So simple yet so charming.
Up the cool factor with a round silhouette.
There’s no denying that this is the perfect brunch bag.
Proof that the best things come in small packages.
An Insta-worthy investment. Anyone else ready for an afternoon picnic?