It has recently come to my attention that big purses are, like so two-thousand-and-late. I mean, we will always need big purses to haul our shit around in, obviously, but somehow I feel like the more you've got going on in your life (#workingadultproblems), the less complicated you want everything else to be. Simpler wardrobe, less cluttered living spaces, easy beauty routines and, yes, smaller purses. As much as I love my feminazi tote bag, sometimes it really bothers me when it takes me a minute or two to find something (or to ascertain whether an item is actually IN the bag or somewhere else entirely). Also, cookie crumbs, man. And look how cute small cross body bags can look as an accessory!
Source, clockwise starting from top left: ASOS - Collage Vintage via WhoWhatWear - Polienne - InezDaily
So! Because women's clothing remains totally failing in the pocket-department (shallow pockets if you're lucky, or NO POCKETS AT ALL), I've decided to start carrying a little bag. Something practical, simple, clean, holding the essentials for quick errands: wallet, phone, lipstick, sunglasses. That's it. I can't tell you enough how great it feels to NOT stress out because you have to rummage through your oversized purse, looking for your smartphone (I'm probably not the only one who constantly thinks they've lost their expensive-ass phone). I ended up buying this 9.99€ H&M cross body bag, because it is a total steal, because it's just large enough to hold everything I need, because it's white (which goes with everything) and because it's really, really pretty.
Before I ended up buying this bag, I contemplated several other cute, affordable options. Here are some of the nice options I managed to find.
So! Which one do you like best? Would you ever give up your carry-all for a small cross body bag?