6 Places Where You Can Wear Crossbody Bags and Purses

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Of all the handbags, it’s the crossbody that I love the most. I think a purse that has the power to actually keep both your hands-free to do the more important things deserves to be called a favorite, yes?

I’m also pretty sure a lot of you agree with me. It’s no wonder then that practically every handbag on the planet now comes with a detachable shoulder strap for the option of convenience.

In fact, whenever I buy a bag, the extra strap is one of the things I look for.

Where to wear the crossbodyWhere to wear the crossbody

This month, we’re going to pay our respects to this godsend purse by showing you just how wearable it can be.

Our friends over at Nordstrom have actually identified six places where you can sport the crossbody.

From a music festival to a cocktail party, a crossbody can be the perfect arm candy. This bag comes in many styles, and it is simply up to you to choose the right one for the occasion.

1. Music Festival

Wearing the sling, a.k.a. the crossbody, to a music festival, is a no-brainer. It’s practically the only purse that’ll fit the occasion.

Crossbody bags are perfect for hitting up a music festivalCrossbody bags are perfect for hitting up a music festival

Yes, you can do the tote as well, but that would seriously just weigh you down, don’t you think?

A saddle silhouette lends classic Western swagger to a studded leather crossbody with a burnished patinaFrye ‘Vintage Stud’ Crossbody Bag, $288

2. Farmers’ Market

Another place where you HAVE to wear this ultra-convenient purse – the farmers’ market; or any kind of market for that matter.

You should bring a crossbody bag to the farmers' marketYou should bring a crossbody bag to the farmers’ market

A crossbody will keep both your hands-free to rummage through fresh produce or flea market finds.

Sport a casual classic done up in soft leather with spiky hardware, whipstitching and a swingy zip tasselSam Edelman Marais Oriana Crossbody Bag, $198

3. Club or Bar

You can actually party the night away (or dance the night away for that matter) without having to worry about where you’re going to put your purse.

After all, holding a bag (no matter how small) in your hand as you jump up and down to the DJ’s beat can look silly, yes?

This crossbody clutch is the best bag for a hands-free night outThis crossbody clutch is the best bag for a hands-free night out

A convertible clutch that comes with a detachable chain strap is the perfect crossbody for this kind of occasion.

Angled zip pockets echo the off-kilter geo flap of an edgy leather clutch highlighted with goldtone glintPour La Victoire Nouveau Clutch Bag, $195

4. Plane Ride

Truth be told, I learned this the hard way. It took me a few tote-wearing plane rides before finally realizing that a crossbody was a thousand times more convenient to bring.

The best bag for travel is without a doubt a hands-free purseThe best bag for travel is without a doubt a hands-free purse

That’s why that extra crossbody strap is a MUST. Simply snap it onto the bag to keep both your hands-free as you make your way through the airport.

A patent leather crossbody perforated with a pert bow pattern isn't just another pretty faceKate Spade Signature Spade Bryce iPad Crossbody, $168

5. Cocktail Party

Several celebrities have actually been spotted doing this – Sarah Jessica Parker, Marion Cotillard, and Kate Bosworth just to name a few.

A crossbody bag will serve you well at your obligatory office cocktail partyA crossbody bag will serve you well at your obligatory office cocktail party

A clutch is always nice. But if it comes with a detachable crossbody strap that’ll allow you to eat and drink at the same time while you mingle, then that’s a keeper.

Kinetic beadwork energizes the glam glow of a light-catching clutch furnished with a serpentine strapTasha Badge Beaded Clutch, $128

6. School or Office

Commuting to work or school, or running errands can be a hassle – especially when you’ve got a heavy tote on your shoulder.

A cross-body bag is a very practical option for your office or school commuteA cross-body bag is a very practical option for your office or school commute

Make your life easier by choosing the crossbody as your ultimate companion instead.

A campus classic is all grown up in sturdy, street-chic leather infused with this season's most sought-after colorsIIIBeca by Joy Gryson Hudson Street Crossbody Bag, $148

So will you be sporting a crossbody anytime soon?

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