Clutches are cute and totes are practical, but the purse that will get you through the spring is the trusty crossbody bag. The perfect mix of fashion and functionality, crossbodies have the hands-off convenience of a backpack with the details of a stylish handbag. Check out a few of our favorites here, plus tips on what gear to stash inside.
We love the simple, modern hardware and suede-like finish on this bag. For a go-with-everything neutral, try the soft gray Dove, or bright yellow Citron for a shot of color.
Triple-decker gold zippers add an eye-catching touch and extra space to stow cards, keys and coupons. Dark Red is a deep coral hue that would complement any nautically inspired white and navy outfit, while Mustard is an on-trend accent color to punch up your closet.
From the Easter egg color options (pastel yellow, mint, coral or soft gray) to the pretty floral lace inset pocket, this little number just screams spring.
Made of bright white PVC with deep tan details, this drawstring bag has the look of an expensive designer bag with a barely double-digit price tag.
With a zipper-split front flap, thin crossbody strap and clean-lined edges, this bag is just the right addition to a minimalist look. The deep berry color will help anchor a lighter-hued spring outfit and will have staying power going into the fall, too.
A trio of neutrals—bright white, toffee brown, beachy tan—will make this bag a springtime wardrobe workhorse. It could match just as easily with jeans and a breezy blouse for an afternoon on the town as a sweet eyelet dress for a spring wedding.
>>Crossbody Bag Essentials
All set with your new bag? Stash these goodies inside and you’ll be good to go.
5 Piece Mini Baby Pop My Oh My Lip Gloss, $3.99
With this set of five tiny tubes, you’ll always have the right shade of gloss on hand.
Vince Camuto Body Mist Spray, $7.99
With notes of vanilla, jasmine and Bulgarian rose, this scent is feminine and appealing without being overpowering.
No one wants to lug around their whole makeup collection, so multi-tasking products pack major points. Use this shimmery smudge pot as an eyeshadow, blush or highlighter for your brow bones or cheekbones.
This scarf with a funky graphic print is lightweight enough to scrunch into a small space in your bag, and it’ll surely come in handy to perk up your outfit for a last-minute event.
Stop a bad hair day in its tracks with this sparkly stone-studded headband. Twist your hair up in a bun and wear it behind your ears, or pull it down across your forehead for a more bohemian vibe.
The classic aviator never goes out of style, and this pair looks especially modern thanks to the mint and navy colorblocked details.