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Stylist Secret: Cross Body Bags

Remember when huge purses were everywhere? The bigger the purse, the better! Well fashion is changing right before your eyes, as fashionistas are choosing smaller, stylish bags. A favorite is the cross body bag- small and versatile, this bag carries your essentials while adding a subtle flair to your look!

Vintage Gucci Black Leather Handbag

Vintage Gucci Black Leather Handbag

The cross body bag can be worn on all occasions. You can make your cross body bag a bold statement piece or go for a more subdued look. Either way, the key to pulling off this look is to find a bag that sits well on your frame. Go for a shorter chain to avoid the awkward placement of a bag with a long chain. If the bag has too long of a chain, it will create a disproportionate silhouette.

Black & Silver Beaded Cross Body Bag

Black & Silver Beaded Cross Body Bag

If you need another reason to try out this fashionable trend, then you will be excited to learn that cross body bags may even be good for your health! The switch from a large purse to a cross body bag can give women a sense of freedom while walking. A simple fashion choice can do wonders for your overall wellness, as a weight will literally be lifted off your shoulders.

Vintage Brahmin Black & Navy Croc-Embossed Top Handled Bag

Vintage Brahmin Black & Navy Croc-Embossed Top Handled Bag

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, a¬†Manhattan chiropractor, Dr. Karen Erickson, explained the “cross crawl” pattern that people normal adopt while walking. This involves moving an arm and the opposite foot forward at the same time. This causes both sides of the brain to synchronize and will induce a more relaxed state. When wearing a large purse, the cross crawl pattern of walking is interrupted. So embrace the cross body bag as your go-to purse choice for every occasion!

Check out more cross body bags, as well as other purses, at BackInStyle.com!

 

 

 

 

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