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ALL IN THE DETAILS: A Bijou-Sized, Big Statement

ALL IN THE DETAILS: A Bijou-Sized, Big Statement

Whether it be puppies, tiny furniture or cherubic knick-knacks, anything miniature instantaneously captures my attention for a number of reasons. The cuteness and extreme detailing in compact items push my curiosity to look closer. Despite the tiny size of an object, its statement has big potential when contrasted with normal-sized objects. The opportunity to incorporate miniature details in fashion can easily be found in accessories. From miniature figurine necklaces to petite hats, the chances to create a statement via petite accessories are endless.

Recently on campus, in fashion magazines and across street style blogs, I have noticed the rise of a particular accessory being sized down: the cross-body purse. Commonly called a mini cross-body, this new style of purse is sure to become increasingly popular in the coming spring season. The advantage of the mini cross-body is how it may be paired with a number of looks, and transitions well from day to night.

This Fashionista caught my eye on campus when she was sporting this petite cross-body with a golden fox decor piece on its front. The beige, leather mini cross-body was paired with a neutral wool coat, stylish tan booties and dark denim. A casual look, the cross-body is the focal piece of her look given how the neutral tones contrast with the golden decor on the bijou purse. While this neutral, pocket-sized cross-body would transition well into an evening look, the variety of these purses are growing by demand. From edgy miniatures, to a cross-body clutch or even a metal hard case, finding a mini cross-body to fit your personal style has become much simpler.

How To: Looking for a way to jazz up a casual look or spice up evening attire? Score a mini cross-body purse that will be a versatile accessory, as well as a small compartment to hold only the necessities.