There are few accessories as beloved by women as the purse. All women understand that a purse is not merely a receptacle for holding your various lipsticks, pens and other necessities. It is also a statement of fashion and personality. Whether you’re a Longchamp toting girl or more the Chanel clutch type, the purse is the final touch on an outfit that can make it a winner.
One type of purse that I’ve been particularly fond of lately is the cross-body bag. They’re easier to carry because the weight is evenly distributed across your body and also less prone to theft than a bag sitting on your shoulder or resting in the crook of your elbow. The best part? They come in just about any style and for any occasion that you could imagine.
Cross-body bags can be ideal for internships when you want something a smidge more professional than a backpack but not as stuffy as a briefcase, like this kate spade laptop cross-body bag.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, cross-body bags can be just as handy for going out. A small cross-body bag for your cell phone and cash is a lifesaver and easier to keep track of than that pesky clutch that tends to be left in the backseat of a cab.
Cross-body purses are perfect for everyday occasions, too! I have one hobo style satchel that I bring everywhere with me as it’s big enough to fit everything I need. I found this Fashionista in the downtown area of Fort Worth on her way to dinner with the girls.
She selected a neutral tan, leather cross-body bag with a classic quilted pattern and tassel. Paired with her summery black wedges and essential LBD, the purse is a perfect accent. The quilted pattern found on purses is a timeless design, being used on Chanel’s iconic handbags as well as Rebecca Minkoff’s more modern purses.
Spotted: Rebecca Minkoff’s pre-fall collection displayed many of Minkoff’s famously beautiful purses, some with crossbody straps.