The first thing we put away last March were bags

The first thing we put away last March were bags. Handbags, shoulder bags, top-handle bags, whatever your preferred bag happened to be, Túi xách nữ hàng hiệu suddenly you had no use for it.

Heels fell out of favour, Túi xách nữ hàng hiệu but handbags crashed and burned, and some of us who generally like a backpack thought they might never return.

We were wrong. It turns out bags give women pleasure, even if they’re impractical, and we hadn’t fully appreciated the many benefits of the new kid on the block — the crossbody bag (CBB).Whether it’s purse-sized and hanging on a chain or bigger with a top handle and Túi xách thời trang cao cấp long strap, the CBB has elbowed every other bag out of the frame and now looks like the smart buy for summer.

British style expert Shane Watson, shared advice for embracing the crossbody bag trend this season. Pictured: Agyness Deyn with her Jil Sander bag

It has several things going for it. For a start it’s 100 per cent hands-free, unlike a shoulder bag or a tote which requires hitching up or gripping under your arm.This makes it ideally suited to our post-corona world where we all want to be less encumbered and more self-contained. Better still, a crossbody bag can make an outfit — and we’re not just talking about adding the finishing flourish.

The CBB plays its part, like a belt or a scarf, only more so. On one of those warm days in March I spotted a woman crossing the park in a tiered white dress with a yellow bag slung across it.

Just like that, the bag gave her look a zippy contemporary edge.Without it, the dress would have seemed too whimsical and white.

The bag sharpened up the dress, broke up the white and anchored the breezy silhouette. That’s a lot of benefits from a bag the size of a bag of sugar. For something similar you might try Mango’s yellow flap bag (£19.99,

Since then I keep noticing all the things a CBB can do. A punchy coloured one slung across a plain tailored coat gives it dash and Túi xách nữ hàng hiệu a hint of military swagger. A classic navy blazer and jeans look fresh worn with a burnt orange CBB (£39.99,

And a puffy pink blouse, trapped under the cross strap of a red bag (£42, oliverbonas.

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