The easiest way to ensure a lighter load is to use a smaller bag. This isn't always possible, but smaller bags encourage only the bare necessities. I went through a time in my life in which I didn't quite like crossbody bags. Now they are almost exclusively the silhouette of handbag that I use on an everyday basis. It's no surprise that I'm a fan of bright crossbody bags - I have a wonderful vintage find that I can't wait to share.
In the meantime, I have a few favorites that I've found online. Smaller bags are easier on the back, neck, and shoulders and are rarely a burden. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from a heavy shoulder bag.
|Clockwise, from top left: Forever 21 Keyhole Lock Crossbody, Cleobella Medium Crossbody, See by Chloe Small Crossbody, CC Skye Bullet Crossbody, Vanessa Mooney Fringe Bag.|
This summer is a great time to try out an inventive shape of bag. Different handbags can drastically change the feel of one outfit and there are wonderful options at every price range. And if you splurge on a crossbody, it will last for a very long time.
Try a smaller handbag - you'll be effortlessly chic and your back will thank you.