Finding the perfect bag can be hard. Sometimes it even seems harder than finding the perfect partner. This week, however, I think I came one step closer to finding my crossbody soulmate. When I spotted this Fashionista on campus, I was immediately struck by her gorgeous tan leather bag. It was the perfect shade of buttery soft leather and seemed to be just the right size. Upon further inspection I realized what a great find it was
What often makes finding the perfect cross-body bag an extreme challenge, is an extensive list of criteria that we all have. Rightfully so I might add. We want something that’s not too big, but not too small. A bag that can go with a variety of outfits, but isn’t boring. And lastly a purse that overall fits our own personal aesthetic. What attracted me to this particular style from Dooney and Bourke, was its perfection in just about all of these categories. And although it might not fit your own personal style, I have found some other equally magnificent bags that just might. This version from Ralph Lauren is an absolutely stunning contender for your collection, as is this Fossil style.
It’s important when looking for your favorite bag to remember to follow your heart. Don’t try and obtain whatever “it” bag is circulating around your campus. Find something that speaks to you and your own personal needs. I’ve always been happiest when buying a purse that I truly love, regardless of its status on the societal bag totem pole.
Spotted: Barbara Bui shows us that crossbody bags don’t have to be boring. Check out the amazing flamingo pink style around look 20.