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How to Wear a Crossbody Bag

How to Wear a Crossbody Bag

Crossbody bags are the best combination of “stylish” and “practical.” With an endless variety of sizes, colors, and materials available, finding a cross body bag couldn’t be easier. But deciding how to wear a crossbody bag is a bit trickier. A great place to start is with these four main considerations:

Size

If you only need to carry a few essentials (and you’re not in the mood for a clutch), consider a mini crossbody bag. Just large enough for a lipstick and keys, mini crossbody bags are a fun accent to any outfit - especially in a bright color or bold pattern. For those who want enough room to handle whatever the day may hold, an oversized crossbody fits the bill. Bigger can definitely be better, especially if your bag is constructed of divine honey brown leather, like this one. Need something in the middle? Consider this medium sized cross body that actually doubles as a clutch!

Material

Because crossbody bags are so practical, it’s likely you’ll want to carry yours every day. Want to know how to wear a crossbody bag every day without it looking beat up and sad? Invest in a bag that will look better the more you use it -- yes, they exist! The key is to choose a material that ages well. Leather is a classic, durable option that ages beautifully. Not into leather? Consider waxed canvas as a stylish alternative.

Color

When you’ve chosen the size and material that’s right for you, it’s time to land on a color. Whether you choose leather or fabric construction, both can be found in a wide variety, from solid to patterned, light to dark, subtle to bold. Consider whether you want your bag to be an overt, loud accessory, or if you prefer a bag that makes a quiet statement.

Details

Embellishments like tassels or fringe add interest to any bag. Take note of details like clasps, closures, handles, and straps. All of these present opportunities to inject more personal style into your bag, while also adding to its practicality. Perfect example: be sure to find a crossbody bag with an adjustable strap so you can size it to your preference. The cross body fit has changed over the years. There aren’t concrete “rules” about length anymore when looking at how to wear a crossbody bag.  Want to wear it down by your hip? Do it. Prefer to wear it higher up near your waist, or even tucked under your arm? Go for it. (Yes, really.) The adjustable strap will free you up to wear your bag how you want when you want.

So, how do you wear a crossbody bag? However, you want. Decide what’s important to you, and invest in a bag that suits your needs -- and your style.