I used to be known for completing all of my night-out looks with a cool clutch. It was my “thing.” I like to carry all of my essentials (rather than stuffing everything in my pockets), so a pouch of some sort (like this one) just made sense. That perfect style seemed practical in theory, while seemingly elevating my ’fits. Well, I have to say, the clutch is just not my thing anymore.
Sure, there’s a time and a place for one, but in general, I’ve given them up because they’re honestly somewhat of a nuisance. Chic? Sure. But for me, the idea of having to carry something in your hand while nursing a beverage in the other and ultimately having no hands free is just troublesome. Enter the crossbody bag.
That’s right, I’ve now started investing in crossbodies for my day-to-day and going-out life. Personally, it’s the mini variety that works best for me (like this Louis Vuitton stunner I splurged on) because it’s not too big or bulky. It’s also particularly on trend right now with major brands from Gucci to Topshop routinely pushing out gorgeous iterations into the market.
What do you think? Are you a clutch person? Into crossbody bags? Regardless, if you’re interested in ditching your clutch for a mini crossbody or simply want to add to your current crossbody collection, I’m hitting you with a range of bag inspiration below, separated by trend. Keep scrolling to find your new go-to satchel.
You can't go wrong with a classic flap bag to bring an elegant spin to any going-out ensemble.
H&M Small Shoulder Bag ($18)
Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Leather Super Mini Bag ($890)
Little Liffner Lizard-Effect Leather Shoulder Bag ($390)
Topshop Coby Bag ($48)
A bag with a chain strap is particularly trend-forward to bring a little drama to a look.
Pixie Market Bling Bag ($20)
Loeffler Randall Augusta Tiger-Print Shoulder Bag ($250)
Rosantica Orfea Mini Bag ($400)
Prada Chain Flap Crossbody Bag ($1690)
Add instant sophistication to your outfit with a structured crossbody bag. The beauty of a silhouette like this with the top-handle detail is that you can also carry it if you so desire.
Jacquemus Mini Bag ($2189)
Topshop Candy Boxy Ball Grab Bag ($52)
Marge Sherwood Pump Bag ($475)
Yuzefi Dolores Bag ($595)
Yep, belt bags are still alive and kicking as one of the coolest hands-free bags to complete a ’fit.
H&M Crocodile-Patterned Belt Bag ($25)
Madewell The Simple Pouch Belt Bag ($68)
Fendi Logo Calfskin Leather Belt Bag ($1290)
Chylak Croc-Effect Leather Belt Bag ($270)
You can't deny the power of a simple camera bag as a functional yet fashionable choice.
Ganni Textured Leather Camera Crossbody Bag ($205)
Saint Laurent Medium Lou Leather Camera Bag ($1090)
AllSaints Miki Metallic Leather Crossbody Camera Bag ($228)
Balenciaga Everyday S AJ Camera Bag ($995)
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