Packing for two weeks in Italy was no easy feat. I brought only dresses, mostly because they’re an all-in-one outfit that takes up much less suitcase space. But the true champion of my honeymoon packing list was my Zara basket bag, and it was something I picked up on a whim for less than $50.
While this purse caught my eye initially because yes, straw bags are still the biggest summer accessories trend, the key to this one in particular is that it’s super versatile. It has both stylish wooden handles and a woven crossbody strap, but the best part is what you can’t see. I was hesitant to buy this purse for the trip because it gapes open, basically inviting a pickpocket or for something to fall out. But it actually has a drawstring bag sewn into the bottom, meaning I could pack all my valuables inside and close it up tightly. It also fit a water bottle and our DSLR camera, so I carried this thing everywhere.
You can shop my trusty Zara version here, or find a favorite of your own below. The best part? They’re all under $50!