how to wear a crossbody

how to wear a crossbody

Make a fashion statement while keeping your hands free with a crossbody bag from Brahmin! Learn more about crossbody bags and how to wear and style them. 

Carrying a fashionable bag can make a stylish statement. Wearing a Brahmin crossbody makes an equally impactful statement while keeping your hands free. If you are unsure of how to wear a crossbody bag, read on to learn how to choose and style this essential accessory.  

What is a crossbody bag? 

A crossbody bag typically comes with a single, longer strap, so it can be worn across the body, freeing up your hands. Most crossbody bags come in a variety of shapes, styles, and textures. 

Factors to consider when buying a crossbody bag 


When shopping for a crossbody purse, size is one of the most important factors to consider. Think about what you’ll be using your purse to carry. If you only need something to hold the essentials like lipstick and keys, a mini crossbody bag will do. Since you’ll be wearing the bag across your body, it’s important to consider the weight of what’s inside as well. An oversized crossbody may be more difficult to carry if it's weighed down with a laptop or books. However, if you are a student or are traveling, a larger size may be the best option for you. 


Choosing the right bag in the right material will determine its longevity. Leather is an ideal choice as it’s durable and beautiful. Brahmin leathers are known to stand the test of time, allowing for a lifetime of wear. Our textures range from croc-embossed, ostrich, smooth Italian, snake-embossed, woven, multi, straw, canvas, or pebbled leather — and are sourced from around the globe. Only these finest materials are then handcrafted to perfection. It takes more than 100 steps per bag to transform these elements into complete Brahmin pieces. 


Color and print are additional factors to consider when purchasing a crossbody since these elements will determine how often you will wear your bag. If choosing a neutral color, for example, you will most likely be able to to pair your crossbody with more outfit options. If you opt for more of a statement-making bag, look for brighter colors and patterns that will draw attention and stand out from the crowd.  


A crossbody bag is built for function. Think about how you’ll be using your bag, and then look for details that will make your bag even more essential to your life. If you tend to carry a lot in your purse, look for a crossbody that has zippers and multiple compartments. On the other hand, if you’re consistently struggling to find things, a single compartment may be a better option for you. If you love a little more sparkle, choose a crossbody that has embellishments. 

How to wear a crossbody bag 

Pairing your crossbody bag with the right outfit is a fun way to celebrate your style and put your purse on display. An all-black or dark colored outfit will make a bright, vibrant crossbody pop against your clothing. If your ensemble and crossbody are the same color, look for other ways to make your bag stand out. The texture of the crossbody strap or embellishments and prints of your bag can set it apart so it doesn’t blend into your outfit. A patterned bag should go with a solid colored outfit and vice versa. 

How to position your crossbody bag 

The crossbody is meant to increase comfort, so position your bag accordingly. Depending on where you are heading while wearing your bag may determine how you’ll want to position it. Typically, the more on-trend way to wear a crossbody is by letting it fall at the waist. Place your crossbody to the front in order to move more freely and to keep an eye on your purse when maneuvering through a crowded space. For a more casual look, wear your bag towards the back.  

There’s no shortage of ways to wear and style a crossbody once you find the bag that’s right for you. Shop crossbody bags from Brahmin to get the look that suits your style