ACCESSORIES REPORT: Cross-Body Madness

Accessories Report

Being a college student inevitably means having a backpack attached to your back for a good part of the day. If not a backpack, an incredibly large purse does the job just as well to carry around all of your academic belongings. But what about that precious time of the day when you've relieved your body of the average 14 lbs. it usually carries around campus? How do you carry your phone, lip gloss and keys? Instead of stuffing your pockets, opt for a cute cross-body purse.

This Fashionista did a perfect job of showcasing this trend. She’s paired her Fossil cross-body purse with a red plaid button-down, dark wash skinny jeans, studded boots and a green anorak jacket. This is a great every day outfit for going to class or hanging out with friends. However, you can also dress the cross-body purse up for a night out on the town by incorporating metallic shades or sequins. For a bohemian feel, choose a cross-body with leather or fringe accents. If you're feeling ladylike, go for a classic pastel bag. No matter what your personal style is, there's a cross-body purse out there to meet your needs.

If you're growing tired of depending on the over-stuffed ID-card holder to tote your necessities around, pick up a cute cross-body purse. If you're on a college budget, check out Forever 21. Or, if you are looking to splurge for the holiday season, J.Crew is sure to have some perfect choice.

Spotted: Cross-body purses were featured in Jason Wu’s accessory line this year.

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