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Putting together interesting outfits during the end-of-winter slump takes effort. When it’s cold and cloudy, it’s so much easier to mindlessly throw on a matching sweatsuit and a classic camel coat.
To get yourself out this style rut, hold off wearing your spring dresses and swimsuits and instead try adding a colorful cross-body bag to make your outfit a tad more interesting. No, they won’t hold a laptop for your work commutes, but they will hold your phone, keys and a lip oil for your winter bodega runs. 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.
This is one of the roomier options, so you can stuff everything you need for the day.
Don’t be deceived by the size of this crescent bag. It fits so much, and for less than $55, it’s a great purchase.
Purchase this cute Ganni pouch (perfect for festival season) before the Ssense sale ends. If you miss the discount, it still falls under $150, but who wants to pay more?
Available in four vibrant colors, this mini-bag will transition seamlessly to your spring wardrobe.
If you’re looking for a trendier option, try this small and bright bag from Mango.
Celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratakowski love this brand and it can be worn as a clutch, fanny pack, or cross body.
COS makes the best cross-body bags. They fall perfectly under your chest and are surprisingly roomy.
Ever since Charles & Keith made one of our favorite work bags, we always recommend their other options. This beige number is perfect for all of your monochromatic and neutral looks.
If you’re on the hunt for a sportier option that doesn’t scream “soccer mom,” Dagne Dover has you covered.
Suede accessories are in, and the rich burgundy shade on this Rebecca Minkoff option makes it look way more expensive than its $99 price tag.
While the vibes of this bag are very much BMO from Adventure Time, we can all agree it will
Who doesn’t want a Lemaire croissant bag? If you don’t have $600 to spend, this $78 option from Anthropologie is the next best thing.
The best basic, no-frills option in black.
A bag with a little extra character thanks to its silver hardware.
Pantone’s Kate Spade green will elevate any pair of gray sweats.
If you’re looking to spend a bit more, this Staud is made from crocheted fabric and calf leather and will add texture to any outfit.