All About the Crossbody

20th Oct 2016 / By Guest Contributor

It’s no secret that fall is all about the crossbody. The most low-maintenance bag in our accessories arsenal- the cross body. It’s hands-free, works with every kind of outfit, and it’s the epitome of cool style. The best part? It’s the most practical piece in the game. We chatted with Annie Chao, JustFab’s bag buyer, and Tiffany Blake, our talented bag designer, to get the scoop on why this is the bag to know now.  

All About the Crossbody

Featured Styles: Benji (tan), Sodu (black), Aaron (oxblood), Flutter Sleeve Dress (black multi), All Choked Up

Why is a crossbody the bag of the moment?
Annie: It’s been said that the crossbody is the new clutch. Effortless and hands-free, crossbody’s are practical for everyday. I’m loving them for fall because they’re super easy to carry when you’re wearing multiple layers.

Where would you rock a cross body?
Annie: Anywhere and everywhere, but I especially love one for a girls’ night out!

All About the Crossbody

What inspired this season’s designs?  
Tiffany: Whenever I’m designing, I pull inspiration from past and present designer collections, bloggers, and trends – all while making sure every design fits our girls’ needs.

All About the Crossbody

*Bonus Nov Sneak Peek: Jayn (taupe), Connor (black), Luis (tobacco), Kanaan (slate blue) – Available 11/1

 Ruched Off Shoulder Dress (sienna)

Tell us a little about your design process.
Tiffany: I begin by thinking about the overall mood for the season. From there, I choose a color palette that will complement both our apparel and footwear collection (so our girl can mix and match anything from the JF collection!). After I research the silhouettes and details I feel will work best, I sketch handbag styles, choose materials, pick hardware, and make sure the dimensions are just-right.

All About the Crossbody

Can you tell us about some of the fabrics and hardware that work best when it comes to a crossbody?
Tiffany: Crossbody’s are a super-versatile style, which allows me to have fun with all types of materials and hardware. Some take on an artisan feel thanks to faux suede and braiding, while others are fabricated in a polished saffiano with bold lock hardware accents.

Can you tell us a little about the value of a crossbody?
Annie: A crossbody is a 2 in 1 bag. It can be worn like a clutch or held like a satchel. I love wearing one over the shoulder or across the body for more security.

All About the Crossbody

left to right: Annie C., Handbag Buyer and Tiffany B., Designer Manager

What inspired this season’s collection?
Annie: our designers wanted to design pieces that were functional and practical for on-the-go days in the city. Glam accents and preppy details keep this season’s collection on-trend, while non-traditional hardware accents take things up a notch.

What do you think about our brand-new crossbody bags? Are you loving them as much as we are?

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