[dropcap]T[/dropcap]ell me I’m not the only person out there who obsesses about something forever before actually buying it? I’ve analysed myself with regard to this little ‘quirk’ and have come to the conclusion that it’s a healthy way to be. Let me explain…
Firstly, there is no money wastage because I know that I will definitely get a lot of use out of said item. Secondly, I could never be described as an impulsive buyer – far from it!
My latest obsession, is the cross body bag. This versatile little number has been on my radar for about 6 months now but I only seriously began feeling the need to purchase one recently, something to do with my new-found love for trainers.
As you can imagine, I’ve done a LOT of research. I’ve thought long and hard about my favourites, assessing the pros and cons, working out which will get the most wear. To follow are just a few of those available on the high street right now…
Best Value for Money
I love the detailing on this Beige Studded Tassel Cross Body Bag from River Island and at £22.00 it really is great value for money. If you’re not keen on the colour, it also comes in black and khaki green.
This gorgeous Croco Embossed Cross Body Bag from & Other Stories (£68) is half price at the moment and I’m tempted to purchase it ready for next summer. It’s real leather too!
I’ve seen a lot of red cross body bags around and being the ‘in’ colour this season, the Red Structured Cross Body Bag from Mint Velvet (£129) totally stood out for me. As with everything from Mint Velvet, it’s a little bit pricey but the quality is second to none.
You can’t go wrong with black and at this price, the Black Textured Mini Cross Body Bag (£12.99) from New Look is a winner. It’s also quite small so if you’re travelling light, this is a great option.
Your Actual Leather
I can almost smell the beauty of this Leather Osman Cross Body Bag from Topshop (£45.00). Not only does it look (and smell) great, but it’s the prefect size too ??.
Zara always manages to create something with a little bit of ‘edge’ over the rest. This Round Bag with Metal Handles (£29.99) is stunning and with a removal long strap, you can easily change the style.
And finally…the grey bag. It goes with everything! The Fifi Bag from Hush could easily be used in the summer or winter and would look perfect with a pair of trainers or smart boots/shoes. At £99 it might need to be versatile ?.
So which bag did I go for in the end? It was a tough choice but The Romeo Crocodile Effect Cross Body Bag from Topshop won me over.
I did consider the real leather one from Topshop, but the price tag of £25.00 was the deciding factor – I’m nothing if not frugal ?. Oh and I promise that I didn’t buy the bag just to match my dog!
As you can see, there really is a cross body bag for every occasion and every clothing/shoe combination in your wardrobe. Which is your favourite?