When it comes to packing essentials, whether your trip involves days spent seeing city sights or a low-key beach escape, a cute crossbody bag offers just as much vacation versatility as a dreamy cover-up or flattering bathing suit you can wear with everything.
They’re sized to fit all your on-the-go items—wallet, passport, sunglasses, natural sunscreen, phone—and are more comfortable and secure than a shorter-strapped shoulder bag. Current designs from high-end fashion houses, like Fendi and Louis Vuitton, include distinctively cool hardware. And more wallet-friendly (but luxe-looking) options, from the likes of J.Crew and Lands’ End, are equally as chic in their minimalist aesthetics.
This summer’s silhouettes range from cheekily embellished saddle bags to ultra-streamlined, rectangular shapes. Best of all? It’s certainly not strictly a travel piece—you’ll want to sling one on even if your final destination’s only your fitness studio or Whole Foods.