How could I forget the cross body bag?
I managed to.
Somehow I have become wedded to my totes and lost sight of the cross bodies. Mistake.
Cross body bags are genius in practicality and it doesn’t mean we can’t still carry a tote bag for the bigger items.
The reason I am reminded is the number of cross bodies I saw strolling the streets of Paris last weekend; Chanel style, across the body and mostly in black. All ages had their handbags across their bodies and snug by their waist – shopping was in the additional carry bag. Whether they were wearing a full overcoat, 3/4 styles or a leather biker; the crossbody was over the top.
As soon as I arrived I wanted to ditch my tote and have a different handbag. It’s odd how we can observe a trend and then it is all we see. Maybe my eyes are tuned to spot what appeals to me and I justify it by zooming in the like-minded? I don’t think so as I was surprised by the regularity and frequency of handbag style.
Once upon a time, I wore a cross body and no other style of handbag. I like the smaller size to hold my cc’s, phone, keys and lipstick.
That just about does me.
Cross Body Bag?
These bags come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Do we need the full-on designer number for a cross body? It’s a personal choice and I find it is one bag where we don’t need to invest to manage the look and comfort we want. Yes, a Chanel has still got it but there are many other fabulous options.
I have put together some cross bodies to love and one in particular for the rainy days. Inclement weather is a disaster for any handbag.
Mine is front of the wardrobe now and won’t be staying home next trip. xv
The Cross Body: Don’t Leave These Behind
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images, jennifer lawrence, brigitte lacombe for dior fall 2017, anna szydłowska for slava varsovia