When it comes to making a designer purchase I always seem to be more comfortable when it comes to handbags. For me, they make the investment worthwhile over clothing, which I’m more likely to grow out of or lose interest in. I find it you stick to classic shapes in a quality leather you will be able to use for years to come, and at the moment, I can’t help but crush over crossbody designer bags, I think it’s because they literally go with everything and I love the way they casually drape over an outfit, they are just so chic. When it comes to a go-anywhere staple like a crossbody I would advise going for a timeless shape and in a core colour, and I don’t just mean black, I love nude neutral hues, grey, navy, and red, as well as metallic styles. Just consider how many looks will this colour and size go with before you purchase.
I recently added this Sophie Hulme ‘Milner’ Mini to my collection, I went for the charcoal grey one that I’ve been crushing over for a while that I actually tracked down on Farfetch, which if you don’t shop on there often is great – I love the fact it is a marketplace for all the best independent designer boutiques in the world – but trust me you could lose an afternoon adding all the beautiful pieces into your wishlist.
There is something about this Sophie Hulme that just ticked all the boxes for me, I like the boxy shape, the gold detailing to the front makes it standout and adds a touch of luxury, and I love the quirky detailing of the bell charm attached to it, the bag is also made out of the dreamiest leather. This beauty is at the top end of my Crossbody Designer Bags for every budget at £350 but if you are looking for a great investment piece it really is worth it, plus it comes in an array of colours to suit everyone.
That’s the beauty of crossbody styles they generally come in every colour imaginable and there is something to suit all budgets, to give you a helping hand I’ve put together 3 of the best under £150, £250 and £350. If you are on a budget check out Michael Michael Kors and Kate Spade they have lots of cute designs and they also come in vibrant hues to add a fun touch to your wardrobe, for something a little more pricey I do like the Karl Lagerfeld collection, and for a classic piece the Vivienne Westwood trapeze bag is timeless. For something a little high end the Mulberry Lily is a great choice, as is the slightly bigger Aspinal of London Letterbox saddle bag.