Polished, Practical and Prepared: In Praise of the Crossbody

Come summer or winter, a classic crossbody bag is a staple in any modern woman’s wardrobe. For the style and sustainability-conscious, these handy companions not only look great, but they’re lovingly crafted with longevity in mind. Think a bag you’ll be able to use over and over, without having to compromise on your overall look or the blissful convenience of being hands-free.
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Find your signature

The beauty of the crossbody bag is that it comes in a range of shapes and styles. Owing its origins to simple mail bags seen many centuries ago, today’s crossbody bags come in many guises. Whether you prefer the more nostalgic outline of the 1950s-inspired Holly, or the tiny vibe of the newest member of the Tusting Crossbody family, the Hettie, you can choose your signature and step out with confidence. Even better? When your go-to handbag has a mini of its own. If you’ve already fallen for the equestrian allure of the Cardington, or that 50s vibe of the Holly, both also come in a Mini version. Love the shape? Have one of each!

Go hands-free

Speaking of convenience, another reason to love the crossbody is that not only does it distribute weight to help your posture, but it also won’t repeatedly slip off your shoulder. Perhaps you need a low maintenance crossbody bag so you can focus on your little ones, or you want the heavenly ease of being able to hold all the hangers when browsing your local boutique. Another benefit of being hands-free is having the capacity to fully relax and enjoy a special occasion. Have a hand spare for your glass of fizz, and the other at the ready should you wish to take a photo or passing canapé. From family days out to evening dinners, the traditional crossbody bag is truly designed with real life in mind.

Dress up or down

A crossbody bag will be your most versatile friend. Ideal for day or evening occasions – when a clutch is too fussy and a tote too big – it can be worn both formally and informally with equal sophistication. Whether for your best friend’s wedding, a milestone birthday or even just a relaxed day with friends, if you’re anything like us, a gorgeous crossbody bag will always be your trusted go-to. Pair one of our ‘Minis’ with a floaty tea dress and barely-there sandals for a stylish garden party look that’s perfect for any summer sporting festival, or just with jeans and your favourite shoes for relaxed all-day wear.

A timeless investment

With all this in mind, there’s no denying a well-made crossbody bag will give you an exceptional amount of wear through the years. Choose a classic colour like black or claret for city chic, or take the opportunity to add a pop of colour with crimson red or powder blue. With lots of dreamy days out ahead and chances to share your style, don’t forget to tag us @tusting or email us with your photos so we can see your twist on our much-loved crossbody pieces – take us anywhere and everywhere.


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