Travel Essential: The Crossbody Bag

The crossbody bag is an absolute wardrobe essential. Not only do I wear this classic closet staple year-round, but when I'm traveling I love it even more because it allows for handsfree travel without sacrificing style (bonus points if it can be worn crossbody or with a top handle) . Since I just got back from a wonderful (and unexpected!) trip through Rome and Tuscany, I was reminded how much I love this classic essential so today I've rounded up 9 options that are sure to keep you looking and feeling put-together without sacrificing practicality and ease.


1 | First up is a beautiful option that can be worn as a crossbody, shoulder bag or clutch and comes in a variety of versatile shades. I love the pebbled leather and rich gold detail. 

2 | This green beauty is my favorite from the bunch and comes in an array of colors to suit any wardrobe. I love the simple tassel detail, versatile top handle or crossbody option and the delicate, ladylike silhouette. You can easily dress this up or down and unless you need a very formal outfit, you can bring only this bag and be set for your entire trip. 

3 |Next up is a beautiful vegan leather option that comes in this gorgeous, rich brown. I love this option for it's classic crossbody shape and incredibly versatile size. It's a true beauty that can be worn effortlessly while traveling and exploring.  

4 | This sleek, black option is also vegan and is a wonderful choice if you prefer a smaller bag. I love the simple silhouette and small size and it will look just as great with a t-shirt and jeans as it would with a little black dress. 

5 | What I love the most about this beautiful bag is it's reasonable price point for an incredibly high quality and versatile piece. This size and shape is a slightly more casual than some of the others shown here but the pebbled leather more than make up for it. 

6 | This beautiful bag is a great professional looking option if you need a bag that you can wear to work and on the weekend. The top handle is sleek and the silhouette is ideal for a dressed up feel.  

7 | Another traditional crossbody style with very minimal hardware is this beautiful option. I love the pebbled leather and simple design. 

8 | If you prefer a slightly larger bag, this crossbody is perfect. It can be worn both ways (crossbody or top handle) and is roomy enough to fit everything you need. The only drawback of the larger size is that you can't dress it up too much but it can still easily be worn to a slightly dressy dinner without feeling out of place. 

9 | Last but not least is a gorgeous, classic option in a light beige that can easily be worn with just about any color under the sun. The chain detail also helps dress this bag up slightly so that you can wear from dawn to dusk without skipping a beat. 


Below, I've linked a few other amazing options at varying price points that I think will compliment any wardrobe beautifully.