Welcome to the week of requests, which will probably—as it usually does—end up being two weeks of requests, because you all had so many good queries and I’d like to get to as many as possible. Here’s one that was both after my heart and took me out of my comfort zone: “I’d love your suggestions for simple but stylish crossbody bags,” writes a commenter named Megan. “On the smaller side, to hold the essentials.” I rely on a crossbody bag every day, so it was a delight to go browsing for more. But small ones, which Megan asked for, just kind of arbitrarily give me the ooks, and who knows why. I did find some fun specimens, though, like this checkerboard number.
I dig the combination of canvas and leather here.
And here’s a cheaper leather/canvas option.
This chic, slouchy suede bag has annoying branding on it—though it isn’t too obvious—but is otherwise pretty perfect.
Such a chic, simple nylon sling.
Why not a bright green bag, I ask you?
I have praised Claire V’s Gosee Clutch many times, and deservedly so: it fits so much more than you think it will, and has such nice, clean lines.
And here’s something similar, for just a hair over $100.
This quilted bag from Allsaints makes a statement, but not too much of one.
There is more hardware going on here than I usually go for, but I love the contrast between the nylon and the chain handle.