Of all the handbags, it’s the crossbody that I love the most. I think a purse that has the power to actually keep both your hands-free to do the more important things deserves to be called a favorite, yes?
I’m also pretty sure a lot of you agree with me. It’s no wonder then that practically every handbag on the planet now comes with a detachable shoulder strap for the option of convenience.
In fact, whenever I buy a bag, the extra strap is one of the things I look for.
Where to wear the crossbody
This month, we’re going to pay our respects to this godsend purse by showing you just how wearable it can be.
Our friends over at Nordstrom have actually identified six places where you can sport the crossbody.
From a music festival to a cocktail party, a crossbody can be the perfect arm candy. This bag comes in many styles, and it is simply up to you to choose the right one for the occasion.
1. Music Festival
Wearing the sling, a.k.a. the crossbody, to a music festival, is a no-brainer. It’s practically the only purse that’ll fit the occasion.
Crossbody bags are perfect for hitting up a music festival
Yes, you can do the tote as well, but that would seriously just weigh you down, don’t you think?
Frye ‘Vintage Stud’ Crossbody Bag, $288
2. Farmers’ Market
Another place where you HAVE to wear this ultra-convenient purse – the farmers’ market; or any kind of market for that matter.
You should bring a crossbody bag to the farmers’ market
A crossbody will keep both your hands-free to rummage through fresh produce or flea market finds.
Sam Edelman Marais Oriana Crossbody Bag, $198
3. Club or Bar
You can actually party the night away (or dance the night away for that matter) without having to worry about where you’re going to put your purse.
After all, holding a bag (no matter how small) in your hand as you jump up and down to the DJ’s beat can look silly, yes?
This crossbody clutch is the best bag for a hands-free night out
A convertible clutch that comes with a detachable chain strap is the perfect crossbody for this kind of occasion.
Pour La Victoire Nouveau Clutch Bag, $195
4. Plane Ride
Truth be told, I learned this the hard way. It took me a few tote-wearing plane rides before finally realizing that a crossbody was a thousand times more convenient to bring.
The best bag for travel is without a doubt a hands-free purse
That’s why that extra crossbody strap is a MUST. Simply snap it onto the bag to keep both your hands-free as you make your way through the airport.
Kate Spade Signature Spade Bryce iPad Crossbody, $168
5. Cocktail Party
A crossbody bag will serve you well at your obligatory office cocktail party
A clutch is always nice. But if it comes with a detachable crossbody strap that’ll allow you to eat and drink at the same time while you mingle, then that’s a keeper.
Tasha Badge Beaded Clutch, $128
6. School or Office
Commuting to work or school, or running errands can be a hassle – especially when you’ve got a heavy tote on your shoulder.
A cross-body bag is a very practical option for your office or school commute
Make your life easier by choosing the crossbody as your ultimate companion instead.
IIIBeca by Joy Gryson Hudson Street Crossbody Bag, $148
So will you be sporting a crossbody anytime soon?