If there’s one accessory I can’t do without, it’s the Cross Body Bag. Here’s all the reasons why I love this style & why you will too, come join me in my Cross Body Bag Edit.
Number one – the Cross body strap allows hands free action! Whether that leaves you free to wrangle the kids, jump on your bike, steer that trolley, handle your passport or boogie the night away! Easy to carry, they’re light & comfortable. Keep it small so it’s easy to keep everything inside in order, no more digging down deep to find your keys at the bottom of your bag.
So, So Versatile!
They’re versatile. If you have a bag with clasps on the strap then have some fun swapping out the straps! Black for work days or add colour and print by swapping it over for a bright guitar style strap for the weekend! Bon Maxie have a great range of stand alone straps including a gorgeous leopard print! The straps are generally adjustable too – so you can adjust the length to fit you perfectly!
Want to add even more personality to your bags? Then try adding pom poms, tassles, scarves or your favourite key chain for even more great looks. These are all cheap way to seriously add swag to your cross body bag!
A Girl Can Dream!
You can pick up budget friendly styles of the cross-body bags but I also have a few luxe styles I am lusting after. In fact I think I need to have a little handbag clearout/sale to fund my dream purchase because I am seriously lusting after this Gucci Messenger Bag. It’s luxe but kinda casual and has lots of compartments that appeal to me. Sure, it’s not quite in the budget right now, but I’m just one Powerball number away ladies!
Can’t wait for that Lotto win? Ladies, if you are lusting after a high end brand cross-body bag then my tip is to check out your local outlet stores or local High Street chain store for high end styles at a budget price.
So Many Styles!
There’s a style and shape to suit everyone and every ocasion. Wanders Travel Co have perfect leather boho inspired styles and some will hold a camera or water bottle, perfect for travel. Mimco & Oroton are classics I love (and own a few of) & a great work option. ASOS have a great range of sporty styles like Adidas & Nike. Colette Hayman has some sweet pouch styles that won’t hurt the budget & Status Anxiety have some great traditional handbag styles with an old school handle as well as the removable cross body strap. There’s so many cross-body bag styles, like totes, clutches, satchels, buckets. Basically add a long strap to your favourite style & voila!
Don’t be pigeon holed. I love the traditional style of the Marc Jacobs Camera Bag. and they’re actually inspired by a real life camera bag, sooo super cute! Don’t dismiss a real life camera or baby bag either, the bag’s real purpose shouldn’t hold you back! There are some gorgeous camera & baby bags around, take a squizz on Etsy & Alf the Label, practical & stylish for both their real use or just as a day bag. You might even have one in the wardrobe you haven’t thought to wear outside of it’s real use! Oh, and don’t dismiss the Men’s section either, there’s a couple of “men’s” styles I love at The Iconic!
Have I convinced you that Crossbody bags are the way to go? Let me know your favourite style of bag & why it works for you!