Straw accessories are no stranger to summer. Woven totes and sandals are always a favorite this time of year. So it’s no surprise that raffia is making a strong appearance again this season. Raffia, a strong natural fiber taken from the raffia palm native to tropical climates, reminds me beach vacations and long sunny days. Toughen up this trend for wear in landlocked cities in bold colors (maybe even neon!) and with leather accents.

1. Loeffler Randall // 2. Palecek // 3. Anthropologie (on sale) // 4. Lanvin // 5. Elaine Turner (on sale at Last Call) // 6. Waterworks (also West Elm, not shown) // 7. Marc by Marc Jacobs // 8. French Connection