Whether or not you’ve noticed it, there’s been a growing trend going on in the accessory world…bags have been getting smaller and smaller and smaller (in fact, they’re downright mini). From model-off-duty street style stars like Gigi Hadid or Emily Ratajkowski to style bloggers, the oversized tote has been decidedly overtaken by more luxe and petite bags, usually of the cross-body variety (which just so happens to be my particular favourite, not only for its serious it-factor this season but because it’s honestly the most functional).
I recently ordered the bag to end all (mini) bags and I am so in love. This See by Chloé Hana crossbody bag from Farfetch is everything you want in an urbanite accessory: classic black leather body with just enough detailing to add some edge (and just enough hardware to add some luxe), a sturdy cross-body strap so that you can wear it with ease and serious accessibility so that you can wear it anywhere and everywhere. It’s no secret that I swear by cross-body bags for all my travels (just see my travel tips section for more of my packing tips!) and it’s for good reason—not only can you access your phone, credit card or lipstick easily, but it also keeps everything safe while you’re travelling so you don’t have to worry about anything getting misplaced (or, well, nicked).
While so many of us are committed to packing everything everywhere we go, I’ve found limiting myself to a cross-body bag not only helps up my style game (seriously, as stylish as a large bag can be, it’s pretty easy to cross into bag lady territory when you’re carrying your whole day with you), it’s also helped me a lot from an efficiency perspective! I pack only the essentials now and find the rest of the day falls into a much more efficient line as a result of that!
Getting down to the important details though: how to style it! Really, it goes amazingly with any outfit, which is also a huge part of the appeal. I love taking advantage of the cross-body strap to choke up the length of it, worn right over my hip. With an oversized knit and black skinnies as worn here, it’s a perfect daytime look, but for night, I love the idea of this with a dark floral print dress (all the fall feels!) and a black leather moto jacket to offset the femme vibes of the dress! Perfect for date night.
To shop this beauty of a bag, find it here at Farfetch! Happy styling friends!
This post was created in partnership with Farfectch, however all opinions are my own.