Handbags are being shaken up this season. The crossbody bag is now worn snugly slung close to your body. Complete with shorter straps that are half the length of past styles, the current trend hits you right at the midsection, as opposed to grazing your hip.
On the runway at Prada’s Fall 2016 collection show, saddle-shaped designs featuring thick straps hugged models’ torsos. In a similar move, Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele debuted structured totes with short straps, whereas at Céline, hobo messenger styles stole the spotlight. Proenza Schouler took the trend to the extreme, with a selection of chunky-chain flap bags was positioned precisely under the models’ arms. As the hands-free silhouette shows no sign of dropping off the radar, get inspired by the refined way of wearing this functional and fashionable staple.