I’m declaring the small chain-handle shoulder or crossbody bag THE bag of 2017. It’s extremely popular across a range of age groups, style personas, and dress codes. Dress it up or down, and create interesting juxtapositions. It’s as versatile as you want it to be. 

The ensembles here were inspired by street style I’ve seen recently. Very different vibes, but with the bag in common. Choose any colour palette and wear the chain-handle shoulder bag your way.

Faded Jeans & Cognac

Combine a pair of casual jeans with a boxy shirt and semi-tuck the front to create a hint of waist definition. Finish off the look with cognac sandals and optional belt to match. Choose a chain-handle shoulder bag in any colour. 

Fab Frock

Choose a fab dress and finish off the look with sandal booties, sandals, pumps, wrapped styles, loafers or oxfords. Add a chain-handle shoulder bag in a colour that works with the outfit. 

Cheeky Shorts

Combine a pair of short shorts with a fluid blouse. Finish off the look with a chain-handle shoulder bag and matching flat shoes, or throw on a pair of fashion sneakers that works with the palette. 

Skirt & Sneakers

Combine a casual or dressier skirt with a top that works together. Create a complement of white sneakers and chain-handle shoulder bag, and a scarf that pulls together the look. Or leave off the scarf. Add jewellery, eyewear and watch as desired.

Ensemble: Small Chain-Handle Shoulder Bag