11 Cross-Body Bags to Make Your Winter Clothes Less Boring

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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.

Under $50

Camel Shoulder Bag

The rich camel shade on this faux-leather bag makes it look way more expensive than its $25 price tag.

Green Leather Bag

This is one of the roomier options, so you can stuff everything you need for the day.

Box Cross Body Bag

If you’re looking for a trendier option, try this box style.

Under $100

Gold Cross Body

Because a shiny bag is a surefire way to perk up any outfit.

Deux Lux Cross Body Bag
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Deux Lux Cross Body Bag

Not into gold? Silver is just as slick.

Madewell Cross Body Bag
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Madewell Cross Body Bag

The best basic, no-frills option in black.

Under $200

Michael Michael Kors Cross Body Bag

The trick to choosing an expensive-looking bag? Check the hardware details — this matte gold clasp is sturdy with a subtle gleam.

VereVerto Mini Bag

Solange loves this brand and it can be worn as a clutch, fanny pack, or cross body.

Parisa Wang Cross Body Bag
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Parisa Wang Cross Body Bag

Parisa Wang bags are super trendy on Instagram because you can carry the bags both as a cross body or via the wrist strap.

Elizabeth and James Cross Body Bag
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Elizabeth and James Cross Body Bag

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.

Under $250

Steven Alan Cross Body Bag
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Steven Alan Cross Body Bag

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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11 Cross-Body Bags to Make Your Winter Clothes Less Boring