At first glance, raffia may appear to be a fabric better suited for a hula skirt or beach hat than a polished ensemble the looks equally elegant day or night. This season however, labels like Proenza Schouler and Burberry Prorsum showed designs that incorporate raffia's thick, earthy texture into everything from skirts, dresses and jackets, to necklaces and clutches. It's surprisingly easy to wear, whether it's a raffia skirt paired with crisp, classic staples like a white button down, or a raffia-trimmed accessory like a boxy handbag or platform sandal. We're loving this earthy, organic look right now, and no matter how you choose to do it, incorporating raffia into your wardrobe is a fresh way to dress for spring.
We've found nine perfect raffia pieces for you to pick up now.