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Would You Wear… a Mini Crossbody Bag?


Kylie Minogue in Crossbody BagKaty Perry with Mini Crossbody Bag
Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry rocking mini crossbody bags. [Photo Credits: 1, 2]

Gone are the days of the oversized bag – at least, among Hollywood’s elite. Over the past few weeks, celebs everywhere have been seen toting miniature cross-body bags.

Carrying a mini crossbody bag is definitely easier than lugging a big, heavy purse around.  These little accessories are perfect for a going out at night or holding your essentials for a day full of shopping. After all, who wants to carry a big bag on either of those occasions?

However, the miniature size of these bags can also be a problem for some girls. If you’re like me, you carry pretty much everything you own around in your purse – a mini crossbody would not even begin to fit all that stuff. Despite this, I do love this accessory for a fun night out. A fun mini crossbody bag in a funky color can add instant style to an evening outfit without overdoing it.

Here is how I would wear one..

Mini Crossbody Bag Sample Outfit 1

Product Information: Blouse – Dorothy Perkins, Coat – Dorothy Perkins, Skirt – Modcloth, Bag – Endless, Tights – Free People, Shoes – Modcloth

If that look is too Blair Waldorf-esque for you, here’s another idea…

Mini Crossbody Bag Sample Outfit 2

Product Information:  Shirt – Old Navy, Sweater – Old Navy, Shorts – Ruche, Shoes – Piperlime, Bag – Fossil, Leggings – Tilly’s, Scarf – Pacsun

Your thoughts?

How do you feel about small crossbody bags? Would you wear one? If so, how would you wear it? Do you think these bags are fun and easy or too small to be useful? Make sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Posted on on November 2, 2010 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , , ,

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39 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Mini Crossbody Bag?”

  1. 1
    November 2nd, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    These bags are awesome when you’re a tourist or when you’re clubbing. They keep your belongings close and secure without weighing you down.

  2. 2
    November 2nd, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    By far this is my go to bag on the weekend for the basic stuff keys credit card lip gloss and tissues I love how you can just wear it with a knit sweater over structure tights or with jeans

  3. 3
    November 2nd, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I use these tiny bags all the time! They’re so convenient!

  4. 4
    November 2nd, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Mini crossbody bags never even left, at least they never did in my life. I never succumbed to wearing heavy huge bags that would have probably given me shoulder pain.

  5. 5
    November 2nd, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    i love these bags!:)i can’t live without mine!

  6. 6
    November 2nd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Yes I would most definitely get a small cross body bag.

  7. 7
    November 2nd, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    These have been popular on my campus for years. They’re super convenient. Mine’s from Coach and it can fit my cell phone, wallet, camera, keys and a few other small objects. Convenient, cute and a breeze to deal with.

    One of my friends who is notorious for losing clutches when she goes out has been relegated to only using cross body mini bags. She hasn’t lost one yet.

  8. 8
    November 2nd, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I LOVE the first outfit!

  9. 9
    November 2nd, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    I love the outfits you included. But I would not use cross body bags. Only because the strap looks weird on my boobs and it would never be able to hold everything I lug around with me. I always carry a book with me and cross body bags just can’t hold the latest Lauren Weisberger book.

  10. 10
    November 2nd, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Lovely! The first outfit is gorgeous.

  11. 11
    November 2nd, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    This is great! A few days ago, I asked for help about bags for studying abroad. Thank you for including an article about cross-body bags.

  12. 12
    November 2nd, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    I love my mini crossbody bags! While indeed too small for everyday use, they are perfect for a night out. They are more handy to carry around than a clutch so I prefer them whenever the occasion isn’t too formal.

  13. 13
    November 2nd, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    looove the first outfit!

  14. 14
    November 2nd, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Yeah, they’re super cute, although I do prefer a big handbag!

  15. 15
    November 2nd, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    YES! I love mini crossbody bags!

  16. 16
    November 2nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I love the looks you put together but I tend to carry a large purse because my wallet is big, literally, sadly not figuratively :D

  17. 17
    November 2nd, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    ahhh i cannot express how much i love the first outfit!!
    i am a big-bag girl, but i have a little crossover bag like this which is perfect for nights out or when i’m just nipping out somewhere. it perfectly holds my purse, phone(s), keys, a bit of makeup and sometimes a water bottle!!
    plus it means i have both arms fully operational!!


  18. 18
    November 2nd, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Ah I adore mini crossbody bags :) they’re a must have<3 I just bought a mini crossbody bag that looks like Domo xD so kawaii :)

  19. 19
    November 2nd, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I can’t say that I would wear a crossbody bag. But I don’t see anything wrong about them. I think they give off a hippie vibe and thats not me, so.

  20. 20
    November 2nd, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    mini crossbody bag? there’s already a word for that: a satchel.

  21. 21
    November 2nd, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I feel it’s cool. I’d like to wear one with mini dress:)
    But, somwtimes it’s unuseful because it’s too small.

  22. 22
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:11 am

    i flove the mini for a night out and for shopping i have been sporting one for a month maybe longer and i love it i was getting sick of carrying a big pursse all the time although i will never stop buying big purses or any purses im too in love with them!

  23. 23
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I got a $5 leather cross body bag at goodwill and LOVE it!

  24. 24
    November 3rd, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I love crossbody bags! I probably wouldn’t wear a mini crossbody bag though. My wallet is pretty long and probably wouldn’t fit. I like medium-sized crossbody bags =]

  25. 25
    November 3rd, 2010 at 11:47 am

    i love them! they’re great for summer, especially the small ones, and let your arms be free!

  26. 26
    November 3rd, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I switched to a cross body bag when Fall started. My old bag had been falling apart and when I saw this cute olive colored one at Target, I had to have it. Plus, I had just gotten some olive fingerless gloves from Amazon, so it was like it was destiny! It’s big enough that it holds everything I need (cell, ipod, ipod car radio player/charger thingy, chapstick, money, id, all that) and yet not so big that it gets in the way. One great things is that no one can steal it from you. At least, not unless they wanna take you with them

  27. 27
    November 3rd, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve already invited mini crossbody bags into my life earlier this year! I own a heartshape one and a green quilted purse. I’m looking for more! On the other end of the spectrum I’m working on getting an Alexa inspired bag. :D

  28. 28
    November 3rd, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I like the smaller bags better because when I wear a crossbody bags, it’s usually to make a fashion statement.

  29. 29
    November 3rd, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Like someone else already said: To me, cross body bags never left. I love the mini ones as well, since I could never be bothered to carry a clutch – so incredibly impractical!

  30. 30
    November 3rd, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    These are my absolute favorite! So convenient- if I’m taking my laptop and books to class…

  31. 31
    November 3rd, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    The bag is very cute, however, I would not carry one around. I have a lot of stuff so I need a bag that’s just right: not too small and not to large. Plus the bag has to match. I may buy one one day, actually. They’re really cute.

  32. 32
    November 4th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Yes! Mini crossbody bags are perfect when I don’t want to carry around my gorgeous, but large purses!

  33. 33
    November 4th, 2010 at 8:16 am

    As a carrier of suitcase purses, I love these bags. I bought one on sale to use for my trip to France next summer. Harder to accidentally leave your purse on the metro when it’s attached to your body. And not only did it make a great addition to my Indiana Jones costume for Halloween, I’ve used it a ton of times since I bought it for little day trips or occasions where a giant purse just really sucks.

  34. 34
    November 6th, 2010 at 12:45 am

    I liek them, they seem pretty practical for going out and stuff. Really cute too!

  35. 35
    November 6th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I have a coach mini cross body bag!! It’s not as small as the ones pictured but they are very handy!!!

  36. 36
    March 1st, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Totally, alll the time.

  37. 37
    December 10th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    i love all ur outfits. keep up the good work

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