As we follow our google maps around an unfamiliar area of our favourite city, eat our lunch en route to our midday meeting, or carry our on-the-go caffeine fix (in a reusable cup) the last thing we need is to negotiate which arm can take the burden of our baggage. Multitasking is a prerequisite of modern-day life, we're obsessed with life hacks: dedicated to making our chores more efficient to maintain the output required of 21st-century living. Letting go of your bag, and going handsfree, is one simple way to make life a little easier. It's one less thing to put down, and one less thing to lose.
Crossbody bags have been ramped up and revived since the 90s, and they’re no longer imbued exclusively with youth culture. Elevated and elegant designs are being produced for by RED V, Off-White, Alexander Wang and Burberry to name a few. You may be dissuaded from opting for a crossbody for your 9-to-5 due to previously more casual connotations of the bag being so prevalent, however, the new breed of the bag is equipt with more practicality than your handbag. The latest era of handsfree model delivers as much class and gravitas as your much-loved tote.
Still unconvinced? There are designs befitting of your favourite trench coat that will match-not-clash with your work boots. A cross-body bag has the power to deliver the message that the owner is a multi-tasker; someone who approaches their day with productive abandon. Regardless of whether that is, in fact, true - swapping your beloved handbag for something a little different might prove the hack you needed to level up your living.