3 fab cross-body bags to keep you looking cool on the go
Cross-body bags are the teacher’s pet of accessories. They’re smart, they’re helpful and they’re an easy favorite.
A clutch can be elegant for a night out–when you don’t need both hands and won’t be busy enough to set it down and lose it. A bag with short straps is cute and flirty, but not practical enough to carry with you every day. Shoulder straps are a nice idea, but they can be hard to keep in place. And a messenger bag is great for traveling or toting a lot of stuff, especially books, papers, folders and mom gear, but not exactly a beacon of style.
However, the cross-body bag? It’s your fashionable, daily go-to. Here are three cross-body bags that will carry with you into spring in style.
A different kind of Coach bag
If you have a weakness for designer bags, take a different turn this time and try this brilliant blue solid-colored Coach bag, marked with an embossed horse and carriage logo, instead of the regular “C” symbol. Unlike the more common tan and brown fabric Coach bags, this baby is made out of pebbled leather–and can double up as a cross-body bag or a shoulder bag. It also comes in violet and coral, although teal is our favorite. Coach Horse and Carriage bag, on sale for $148.50, macys.com
A little bit Western
For a cross-body bag with attitude, we love this red purse with oversized tassel accents. This bag is made out of lush Venus leather with a drawstring and magnetic snap closure (why are those so fun to use?). The cross-body strap can be adjusted to fit your height and carrying preference, making it convenient, as well as a stunning accent to any outfit; red accessories go with everything. MICHAEL Michael Kors Camden bag, $147.99 on sale, macys.com
Edgy and sexy
This is a little black bag with a big attitude. Accented by a V-shaped zipper down the front and a fantastic zipper trifecta down the center, this black cross-body bag feels a little urban. Complement it with a moto jacket or pleather pants, or play it off a soft sweater or floral dress. This bag is inexpensive, so it’s not real leather, but with extra side pockets, this tiny bag (only 7-inches tall) will manage your essentials without weighing you down. Forever 21 bag, $24.90, forever21.com