Turns Out This Classic Bag Trend Is Living Its Best Life

There is no way your go-to black leather cross-body adds any element of excitement to your spring or summer wardrobe. Not to say that classic styles and colors are a bad idea, but once the weather starts to have some fun, so can you. At least that's what we think, which is why we are pushing the basket bag trend like no other this season. Seriously, everyone needs one!

You might be surprised by how many different retailers are stocking this kitschy trend, in addition to how many fashion girls are already on board. Whether it be newly discovered brands like Bembien or cult classics like Chanel, it's safe to say these handbags have officially blown up. It's freaky how much this tiny bag can completely transform your overall look, but let us assure you it can. In seconds flat, thanks to the adorable little picnic-esque carryall hanging from your fingertips, you can become the coolest and most forward girl in the room. Don't lie—you know you want that.

Go on to shop this basket bag trend and to see it in action on street style stars.


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This is our vacation wardrobe inspiration.


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A black-and-white outfit instantly becomes interesting with the addition of this bag.


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We just want to pinch this one—it's so cute.


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This girl's accessories are so on point.


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A top and a bag like this are sure to brighten up even the gloomiest of days.

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Functional handbag shapes are so overrated, am I right?


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We are loving the Parisian vibe of this whole look. 


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The one accessory an all-white look needs is this.


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We would look as happy as she does if we owned this bag too. 

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.