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.
The rich camel shade on this faux-leather bag makes it look way more expensive than its $25 price tag.
This is one of the roomier options, so you can stuff everything you need for the day.
If you’re looking for a trendier option, try this box style.
Because a shiny bag is a surefire way to perk up any outfit.
Not into gold? Silver is just as slick.
The best basic, no-frills option in black.
The trick to choosing an expensive-looking bag? Check the hardware details — this matte gold clasp is sturdy with a subtle gleam.
If you’re looking to spend a bit more, this Steven Alan style is made of supersoft leather that’ll last for years.
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