Bold animal prints, whimsical fruit patterns, and psychedelic tie-dye are undisputedly having a moment this summer. But that doesn't mean the timeless prints more often associated with the season have been completely pushed to the wayside. After all, a classic is a classic for a reason, right? One such pattern you're likely to see each and every summer is stripes — which makes the limited-edition bags from the La Ligne x Cesta collab a really smart buy. Snag your favorite now to style all season (and for every summer to come).
As far as organic partnerships go, female-founded brands La Ligne and Cesta Collective may just take the cake. Not only are both lines dedicated to female empowerment through fashion, but they just so happen to favor one timeless pattern in particular: Stripes. So with their mutual adoration for the striking print in mind, on June 20 they dropped five dreamy summer handbags you never knew you needed.
“We have been big fans of La Ligne from the very beginning and as true lovers of all things striped, we could not imagine a more fitting collaboration for this summer — Cesta season!" Courtney Fasciano and Erin Ryder of Cesta said in the launch press release.
And fitting they are. Each of the $395 handbags, rendered in Cesta's signature lunchpail silhouette in five of La Ligne's most beloved striped color combinations, are woven from dyed plant fibers and finished off with a sleek knotted leather strap in an elegant vegetable-tanned cognac shade — meaning they're incredibly easy to style with all your summer staples.
Bold colors feature prominently in the collection and provide a foolproof way to work bright hues into your wardrobe. Try the Charlotte Lunchpail or the Neat Lunchpail candy-colored stripe iterations for maximum impact, or the US Navy style (in Independence Day-friendly colors) for a slightly more subdued look.
But if you favor neutrals, nab the La Ligne x Cesta Marin Lunchpail, designed with wide natural and white-hued stripes that'll pair well with anything from denim and a tee to more elevated separates. Or, if you see yourself spending plenty of time on boats this summer — or simply wish you were — the navy blue, black, and white iteration of the US Navy style should be your pick. Style it with a boatneck top and cropped pants for a yacht club-ready look, even if you'll remain landlocked.
Get your hands on the La Ligne x Cesta collection at La Ligne's Madison Avenue flagship store, CestaCollective.com, or Nordstrom. Keep scrolling to see all five — and best of luck picking just one as a favorite.