EDIT: This purse is no longer available on Amazon. Here is a similar one from the same brand that is also cute and functional!
If you’re anything like me, you change purses a lot.
I’m always looking for the perfect blend of style, organization, and comfort. With two toddlers, a full time job, and a busy life, my purse has to work for me.
After using a bazillion different purses in my life, I think I’ve found it. The perfect purse for moms like me:
The cross body purse.
Ok, maybe you’ve already discovered the magical unicorn that is the cross body purse, and you think I’m a little slow to the game, but I have to share just in case other mamas out there are still searching!
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I have this Fossil Morgan Traveler Cross Body Bag, and it’s the best purse ever! Here is why it’s the perfect purse for moms:
It’s hands free!
Like the name suggest, the strap is worn across your body. No hands! For a mom slugging twin two year olds to daycare, the grocery store, gymnastics, and the doctor’s office, this is a necessity that I didn’t think about before I had kids. Mamas, you’re with me. Two hands are necessary when parenting toddlers.
Yes, you can wear it like the name suggests, OR, you can wear it over one shoulder for a more casual look. And, if you get one with an adjustable strap like mine, you can shorten the strap and have a completely different style. One purse, three ways! Versatility, people!
Is there anything worse than a purse that is just one giant pocket? A black hole of disorganization that makes it impossible to find anything. This purse has pockets, pockets, and more pockets! Inside pockets, outside pockets, zippered pockets, open pockets, even a pocket with slots for your driver’s license and cards if you don’t want to carry a wallet. I can organize all my stuff and access it easily.
This purse is the perfect size. It’s big enough to fit what I need, but not so big that I end up carrying too much stuff. I usually carry my wallet, small first aid kit, keys, lip balm, sunglasses, and still have room to spare. When I travel, I can fit a small bottle of water and an umbrella too!
Not only is this my go-to everyday purse, but it’s also perfect for travel. I’ve worn this purse in London, Paris, Rome, and on more local trips to the White Mountains, Rhode Island, and Boston. A cross body bag is a must for travel because it’s hands free, it secures your belongings better, and it makes you less likely to be pick-pocketed. Just turn the purse around to the front, hold onto it with one hand, and pick-pockets will move on to someone with their purse slung under their shoulder or even around to the back. Also, the millions of pockets make it super easy to organize all the essentials for a travel day.
I bought this purse in the color ‘saddle’, a light brown kind of color. I love that the color goes with everything and is classic. I tend to lean more towards a classic, timeless style and shy away from anything too trendy, and this purse fits the bill. I wear it with jeans, sneakers, and a tee, and just as easily with black skinnies, boots, and a blouse.
What do you think? Is the cross body purse the perfect purse for you? What kind of purse to use and love? Let me know in the comments!