When it comes to handbags, crossbody purses are my most owned and worn styles. I’ve never been a big purse-carrier, so I personally love the easy and convenience of a small crossbody bag. Especially in the warmer months, I just really can’t be bothered with a sweaty hand or shoulder carrying a heavy purse.
Just like the name suggests, these purses are designed to be worn across your body so you can go hands-free without about your bag falling off of your shoulder or where to put it when you’re holding bags or a glass of wine. Crossbody purses are great, practical bags that are ideal for vacation because you can keep your essentials safe and close to your body. Of course, one more reason to a crossbody bag is that you don’t actually have to wear it across your body at all. We love versatility!
When looking for a crossbody bag, there are a few things to consider. First, think about the size that suits your needs. Do you want to pack just the minimum, or do you need something larger? Second, consider where you’re wearing your crossbody purse. Is this a purse for everyday or a wedding? Do you think you’ll get caught in the rain, or do you need to avoid suede? Finally, think about any details you want in your bag. This could be anything from color, pockets, closures, or if you want something with an adjustable strap.
To help you find the perfect crossbody purse for spring and summer, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites.
11 Small Crossbody Purses for Summer and Spring
Small Black Crossbody Purse
Even in the summer, a black crossbody purse is a great choice if you’re looking for something a little more dressed up than a knock around errands bag. I also love the structure of this black APC leather crossbody bag. It’s small, but holds a wallet case, sunglasses, my phone, keys, and lip balm.
Small Brown Crossbody Purse
Saddle browns are always easy to find, but this buttery cappuccino color is a little softer while still being the perfect neutral to go with everything. The unique moon shape is also a little different from the more common rectangle or camera styles.
Small Crossbody Purse for Travel
This crossbody bag is a must-have to put on your international packing list. Although it’s not tiny it’s a great, not-too-bulky in-between size that fits the essentials, plus space for a camera and a light sweater. The zip top ensure that your belongings will also be safe, and it has an adjustable strap.
Small Crossbody Purse for Weddings
This pleated fabric bow crossbody is always a top pick when someone asks me for a crossbody option for a wedding. The chain feels more dressed up than a leather strap, but you can always opt to tuck it in or remove it completely. Gold goes with pretty much everything, but it’s available in other colors, too.
Small Sporty Casual Crossbody Purse
The Marc Jacobs Snapshot crossbody bag is always a personal favorite when I want to inject a sporty vibe into my outfits. It’s a non-fussy shape, fits enough despite its compact size, and the adjustable nylon strap is easy and casual.
Small Crossbody Purse with Gold Hardware
Sezane makes beautiful bags, and one of my favorites is their Milo purse. A clean leather silhouette, this bag features gold hardware details for simple but elegant minimalism. You can buy this bag in a mini size, too (my personal preference).
Small White Crossbody Purse
This slouchy style makes this small white crossbody purse casual and easy to wear. We love a multitasking item here at CBC, and this purse allows to to change out the crossbody strap to an accompanying shoulder strap… just in case.
Small Woven Crossbody Purse
I have had this tan small woven crossbody purse for years and still love it. Big enough to fit my keys, a wallet, sunglasses, lip balm, plus a little extra space, this bag works for the day but also for elevated casual dinners.
Small Straw Crossbody Purse
Straw purses are great warm weather accessories. This raffia bag is lined with cotton, features vegan leather trim, and snaps close to keep your items secure. It’s under $100, too!
Small Bucket Crossbody Purse
If you’re looking to totally chance up the silhouette of your crossbody purse this spring and summer, try a bucket bag! This easy-going silhouette its a great shape for brunch, vacation, and casual dinners.
Under $100 Small Crossbody Purse
Last but not least, this under $100 small crossbody purse is perfect for just about any spring or summer activity you have planned. It’s available in a ton of colors, and with an affordable price point, you an buy a couple to match your outfit or mood.