Style

The New Way to Wear a Cross Body

Short and sweet

I’m always in the market for quick-and-cheap tricks to make something I own feel fresh again. This season’s Proenza Schouler show triggered a eureka moment. Stylist Marie Chaix sent out models wearing shoulder bags slung tightly across their chests—like how Katniss might wear a purse while running through the forest. It’s a cool twist on the standard cross body look that pulls your bag into the spotlight. Miuccia Prada went for a similar vibe with purses that appear to have been plucked off the floor and thrown on as an afterthought; while the Rag & Bone boys first showed us how to do the hiked-up cross body for Spring 2015. The best part of this hands-free style? You can do it with almost any bag. See: Gilda Ambrosio rocking a Vuitton backpack like it’s a feed bag. Try the look yourself by shortening the strap of your regular cross body, or wearing your shoulder bag like a cross body. 

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