When temperatures soar, the last thing we want to touch is heavy, sweat-inducing fabric like leather — faux or real. Colorblocked satchels and sleek booties may look cool, but they feel
exactly the opposite. Just as we wouldn't wear a sweater in a sauna, we also have to pass on unnecessary thickness when things get balmy outdoors. The warm-weather solution: raffia.
The natural fiber is a summer-perfect alternative to heavy textiles. It feels more sophisticated than canvas and provides texture and depth to any outfit — a win-win-win. From an all-raffia baseball cap to a mixed-material tote, the 15 picks ahead are begging to be woven into your wardrobe this season.
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