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Why a Woven Bag is the Perfect Transeasonal Piece

Written by: Caitlin Bennett



Time to read 3 min

Not ready to leave summer behind? A woven bag will help you carry holiday vibes into the chic winter months.

A woman sitting on a concrete bench wearing a cream sunray pleated skirt,  holding a camel woven crossbody bag

Woven bags bring a lighter feel to the more structured outfits that we’re used to seeing in winter. This season’s favourite handbag is an update on the airy straw, raffia, and cane bags we’re used to in the summertime while still being reminiscent of balmy holidays.

Style them with a light summer dress on warm days and tuck them under your shoulder with an oversized blazer when the temperature starts to drop in autumn. The options are endless.

Read on to find out all the reasons why the Louenhide team loves woven handbags (and a few tips as to how we’re styling them).

Woven Handbags

Woven Bags Can be Dressed Up or Down

Everyone is talking about soft leather woven bags this season. But, don’t worry if you’re not a leather lover. Louenhide has a variety of vegan leather woven bags with the same luxe, easy-to-wear appeal.

Woven handbags are a show of craftsmanship. Their textural appeal and lightweight look make them an easy-breezy bag to pick up and style in summer. The whimsical and tactile feel also makes them a chic and cozy option for winter styling.

Straw, rattan, and wicker bags are mostly reserved for summertime. But, a vegan leather woven handbag can carry your essentials and your look all year round.

The Lucia Woven Shoulder Bag is the perfect accessory to elevate your wardrobe from season to season. The sleek woven shoulder bag adds textural intrigue to a casual button-down shirt and jeans combo. It is also the perfect complement to a dainty summer dress or a tailored winter blazer worn for after-work drinks.

If a classic camera bag is more your style, the Jacinta Woven Crossbody Bag might just be the bag for you. Designed in on of our most-loved styles, this woven crossbody bag is the perfect way to elevate an everyday look. Style with flowy linen dresses in the summertime and soft cashmere sweaters in the winter. 

A woman wearing a beige knit sweater, holding a black woven crossbody bag over her shoulder
A woman wearing a black turtle neck knit holding a camel, woven crossbody bag over her shoulder

Woven Bags are Soft, Yet Structured

Woven handbags have a soft and natural shape. Nonetheless, they can totally hold their own. The weaving of the material creates interconnected layers which add strength and flexibility to the bag.

A spacious and slouchy style like the Cruiser Woven Tote Bag is the perfect answer to this year’s oversized bag trend. It will easily move back into shape when you pick it up and has just the right amount of slouch. It’s a great travel bag because you can pack it away in your suitcase without worrying about the fabric getting creased and it will add an extra cool factor to your transeasonal wardrobe.

Wear this neutral woven tote bag on the weekend, or to work. It comfortably fits everything you need and is the perfect blend of comfort and durability.

Our founder Lou can’t wait to pack it for her next trip and styles it with a casual striped button-down and baggy light denim for a laid-back look.

A woman wearing a gold lurex knit holding a black, woven tote bag by the handles
A woman wearing dark denim jeans and a white button down shirt, holding a coffee coloured woven tote bag on her arm
A woman wearing a gold lurex knit and white trousers, holding a black, woven tote bag by the handles

Choose the right size for the occasion

The woven basket bag made its name with jet setters in the 1950s, giving off expensive, beach holiday resort vibes. Then Jane Birkin brought it back in the late sixties and the basket bag could be seen dangling off her arm in almost every photo of her. The design has been iterated over time and fashion designers keep finding new materials they can weave.

Now, woven bags made from soft materials like vegan leather are having their moment. They exude natural elegance and are an effortless complement to any outfit. No matter how classic or expressive you like to dress, a woven bag will always add a touch of character to your wardrobe.

The Bettina Bucket Bag is a perfect example of transeasonal style. The classic silhouette and woven vegan leather detailing will add a touch of elegance to your outfit. You can pick this bag up by the top handles or wear it as a woven crossbody bag .

We can see it looking beautiful with anything from a matching linen set or a feminine midi dress. The choice is yours. 

Still Looking for a Classic Woven Bag?

Check out Louenhide’s coveted collection of vegan leather woven bags.

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