Thinking up interesting outfits during the mid-winter slump takes effort. When it’s cold and cloudy day-in day-out, it’s so much easier to mindlessly throw on a chunky sweater with jeans and a toasty coat. To get yourself out this style rut, forgo the wildly impractical spring clothes for now and try adding a colorful cross-body bag. It’s one way to break up the monotony plus it’ll keep your hands free — the better to stuff them into your pockets when you forget your gloves.
Scroll ahead for 11 cross-body bags we love that happen to be highly affordable.
This is one of the roomier options, so you can stuff everything you need for the day.
The trick to choosing an expensive-looking bag? Check the hardware details — this matte gold clasp is sturdy with a subtle gleam.
Solange loves this brand and it can be worn as a clutch, fanny pack, or cross body.
Parisa Wang bags are super trendy on Instagram because you can carry the bags both as a cross body or via the wrist strap.
We posited that the Olsen twins should take over Céline and here’s proof why it’s a good idea: the slouchy silhouette combined with the glossy snakeskin has all the Phoebe Philo vibes.
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