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While I love a gorgeous handbag as much as the next girl, my saving grace in college was the one and only crossbody bag. A crossbody is ideal if you don’t want to worry about keeping tabs on your purse. They’re functional for everday use, as well as chic for a big night out. Because I like to wear my crossbody bag out, I expect some wear and tear and therefore don’t invest too much money into them. But, that doesn’t mean I settle for anything less than adorable. Here are some cute crossbody bag styles:

1. Marley Lilly Monogramed Luxe Crossbody Clutch

This is my favorite, go-to crossbody bag. I’m a complete sucker for anything monogrammed. You can really make this bag your own. The bag and the stitched monogram are available in a variety of colors. The simple gold chain adds a little glitz to any outfit! Also, the magnetic clasp affirms that your belongings are secure. You’ll love this bag so much that you’ll buy it in two different colors!

2. Envelope Crossbody

The envelope crossbody is similar in style to the Luxe listed above. These bags are simple and sophisticated, and are good for day-to-day use. Free of glitz and glam, an envelope bag can keep your outfit casual and add a pop of color to your look. Because this bag has a boxy shape and defined angles, it’s totally school-appropriate and makes for a great accessory to carry around campus.

3. Cambridge Satchel

While a real Cambridge Satchel will cost you a pretty penny, this style is a classic and an investment worth making. A satchel like this looks professional and pretty.

However, if you’re not willing to pay the price, you can now find similar trendy styles in places like TJ Maxx, Forever 21, and Khol’s.

4. Black Crossbody Bags

You can’t go wrong with a black crossbody. With all the available styles, shapes, and materials, there’s a black bag out there to tickle even the pickiest of fancies. Every girl should own a black bag because they go with everything. They’re easy to dress up or down and look classy, edgy, and sleek.

A crossbody bag is a staple every girl should own. They’re large enough to hold your essentials, but small enough to prevent a purse full of clutter. A crossbody is a great, subtle way to express your style.

The bag you carry says a lot about you.  Find one that you love, and remember that you can find adorable bags on a budget. Adjust your spending limit according to how you plan to use your bag. Throw on a crossbody, head to a party, and toast to a night of hands-free fun!