How To Wear A Crossbody Bag: 5 Designs To Fit All the Essentials

by / Apr 27, 2020

A crossbody bag is an essential part of a woman’s wardrobe. Both stylish and practical, this type of bag is ideal for so many types of occasions: a day of travel, a stroll through the park, an evening out with friends, and so much more. If you need a place to hold all of your essentials while keeping your hands free, a crossbody bag is always the right move.

Crossbody bags tend to be built for storage and style, with room for everything you could need for a day or night out. Most are small enough to take virtually anywhere, but large enough to hold all the things a purse is meant to hold. A hugely popular handbag style, crossbody bags are available in a wide range of colors, leathers, and designs.

Whether you are searching for the perfect bag to add to your own wardrobe or to gift to a friend, continue reading to learn about five unique crossbody designs for every occasion. 

1. The Classic Crossbody

SENREVE Crossbody BagCrossbody in Pebbled Coral

When you picture a crossbody bag, you probably imagine the classic crossbody—a bag design that has a single, long strap that is worn on one shoulder, while the bag itself sits across the body opposite that shoulder. This is the very definition of a crossbody bag.

Generally, these bags tend to be sleek and non-intrusive, with enough room to hold the basics, like your wallet, phone, and keys. If you are going out to run a few errands, you might opt for a small crossbody to hold all of these items.

The SENREVE Crossbody is an example of one of these classic crossbody bags that can be worn on so many different occasions. It is sleek and slim enough to be worn comfortably, yet provides plenty of storage for all your belongings. Made from 100% Italian leather, this bag contains three main compartments, the largest of which can hold a device as large as an iPad Mini.

It even has a removable bracelet pouch that can be worn on its own, as well as interchangeable leather and chain straps. This bag truly embodies the spirit of a crossbody bag: it is functional and comfortable to wear, but also adds a sophisticated pop of color and personality to any outfit.

2. The Belt Bag

SENREVE Aria Belt BagAria Belt Bag in Suede Sand

A tried-and-true crossbody bag is always a welcome addition to any wardrobe, but there are many other crossbody designs out there. If you are looking to add some variety to your purse collection with a different crossbody design, consider a convertible belt bag.

Unlike a classic crossbody, a belt bag can be worn several ways. You can wear it in the classic fanny-pack style—around the waist, with the bag resting on your hips. It can also be styled as a sling bag, with the strap wrapped over your shoulder and around your back, while the bag itself sits near your chest, or simply in the traditional crossbody style.

If you like the idea of a versatile, convertible bag, you should certainly consider a convertible belt bag as your next crossbody. 

Both the SENREVE Aria Belt Bag and SENREVE Coda Belt Bag can be converted and worn in all of these styles. They both have three interior pockets, and can fit anything up to the size of an iPhone 8 Plus. You can also swap out the traditional leather strap for a chain strap. 

With so many options for wearing a convertible belt bag, this crossbody bag style is an ideal accessory to stay on trend and make a lasting impression with your style.

3. The Convertible Backpack

SENREVE Alunna BagAlunna in Forest

Belt bags are not the only bags that offer multiple styling options—backpacks also do. Backpacks often allow for more storage space than small crossbody bags, while also remaining equally as convenient and comfortable to wear.

A backpack that converts into a crossbody is ideal for those busy days of running errands, commuting to and from your office or studio, or even embarking on a vacation. Such a bag gives you the choice between the easy accessibility of a crossbody and the added comfort and support of a backpack.

The SENREVE Alunna is an example of a perfectly convertible backpack. Made from high quality 100% Italian leather, the SENREVE Alunna bag has one exterior pocket and two interior pockets, as well as a central compartment that holds items as large as a Kindle or iPhone XS Max. Of course, it can be converted from a backpack to a crossbody bag, or can even be held from its adjustable top handle.

4. The Bucket Bag

Fiore Bucket Bag in NightFiore Bucket Bag in Amica Misto Night

The bucket bag, defined as a circular, pouch-like bag with a drawstring closure on top, is another option for those looking for a handbag that can be converted into a crossbody. These classic bags are sleek and sophisticated, while also providing plenty of storage for all your essentials and then some.

If you are hoping to add a bucket bag to your collection, be sure to consider one that can also be worn as a crossbody, like the SENREVE Fiore Bucket Bag. This bag, which can also be worn as a shoulder bag, is both functional and fashionable. It elevates any outfit while giving you plenty of room for anything you may need during your busy day.

As the newest addition to our vegan collection, this bag is made of 100% vegan leather. It is an ideal choice for anyone looking for eco-friendly, sustainable fashion

5. All-In-One

SENREVE Midi Maestra in Pebbled IceMidi Maestra in Pebbled Ice

So far, we have been discussing crossbody bags that are designed to hold smaller items like phones and tablets. While these bags are great in their own way, sometimes you just need more storage.

The SENREVE Midi Maestra is the most versatile option on our list. It can be worn as a backpack, a satchel, a tote, or a crossbody bag. In terms of storage, it can hold a 10.9-inch tablet in one of its eight interior compartments, as well as an 11-inch laptop in its main pocket.

Similarly, the SENREVE Mini Maestra can be worn four ways. It is a smaller option that features seven interior compartments, and can hold up to an iPad mini and a 10.5” inch tablet.

Bags like these are a truly versatile and practical option for a crossbody design. They provide plenty of storage and allow you to change up your style every day.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to crossbody bags, the options are endless. With such a wide range of sizes, colors, and styles, a new crossbody bag in your closet is never a bad idea. One of the five crossbody designs listed above is certain to meet your style (and storage) needs!

Sources: The Art of Dress, Vogue UK, Green Matters