Crossbody Bags Are Getting Outdated In 2023 - What To Wear Instead

A new season is the perfect time to examine current trends and find fresh wardrobe pieces. This includes a new everyday bag. The ideal bag is essential to round out any great outfit. Luckily, runways and street style are not lacking in inspiration. If they have taught us one thing, it is that crossbody bags are seemingly out. Instead, we're going for practical, yet "grown-up" bags this fall season.

Crossbody bags were once the staple bag in our wardrobes, and they still have a time and place. In fact, many of our favorite bag styles have a detachable strap for situations where being hands-free is necessary. However, crossbody bags have a casual appeal that don't fit in with every outfit. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to have the best of both worlds when it comes to function and fashion. Instead of breaking out your crossbody bag this fall, try an oversized, feminine, and functional approach to an everyday bag.

Carryall totes

"The tote bag is a staple and your catch-all for everything," says celebrity stylist and founder of Audrey Kate Studios Audree Kate López in an interview with Byrdie. It's true — tote bags refuse to go out of style. Not to mention, totes have gotten a serious upgrade in the looks department in recent years. Instead of canvas totes, say hello to chic, feminine leather totes perfect for carrying all of your essentials.

The lady-like top handle

The lady-like top handle bag will add a feminine touch to all your outfits while remaining large enough to hold all your necessities. A pretty top handle is a great way to hop on the quiet luxury train as well, with both minimal logos and details that exude class.

The big clutch bag

The oversized clutch trend went straight from the runway to the street. Featured in some of the biggest fashion shows in the industry, such as Ferragamo autumn/winter 2023, the bag style was destined to be a hit. It's big enough to fit all your daytime necessities, yet chic enough to be carried on a night out.

XL slouchy shoulder bags

It's no surprise that at least one bag trend for this fall takes inspiration from a 2000s classic — the slouchy hobo bag. While extra large and extra slouchy, the shoulder bag manages to retain a refined appearance this season. Soft leather fabrications seem to keep the trend classy and suitable for even the chicest outfits.

Inspired by cosmetic cases

Walking the line between luggage and a purse are the surprisingly chic bags inspired by cosmetic cases. If you're looking for a unique, yet functional, replacement for your crossbody, this could be the bag for you. The bag comes in multiple styles, such as an acrylic style reminiscent of a Caboodle case or a soft-sided, top-handle version.