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Crossbody Bag for Parisian Chic + OOTD

Chanel crossbody bag for an effortless, Parisian chic look

I’m all about effortless style but it’s not just how you look, it’s also how you feel. Lately my fave bag to carry is a small crossbody bag. Aside from the fact that they’re really cute (they are!), but they’re also so convenient! Large enough to carry essentials (phone, ID, money, make-up), a small size crossbody is lightweight and gives you the freedom to move handsfree without fussing with a bag. Love that!

Earlier this fall I was in Paris for fashion week (check out some of my posts here, here, and here). Walking around the neighborhood of my hotel in St. Germain des Prés, I couldn’t help but notice, as usual, how chic the women looked. I know this can sound cliché but at least from what I’ve experienced, Parisian chic is real! This time though, they all seemed to have one accessory in common… a crossbody bag. Of course, I mostly saw the small classic Céline box bag (I was in Paris after all…), but that may be because I have ‘eyes’ for that bag. Regardless, it was the overall look that caught my attention. A minimal/sophisticated outfit was topped with a moto jacket or blazer (it was a little cold) and a small crossbody. The style looked confident, understated and easy…in other words, effortless.

Full disclosure, I also admired this look, because it is “my” look or so I like to believe…  😉  My primary bag I used for Paris Fashion Week was my small Valentino crossbody bag. So practical when rushing between shows/events and/or when lugging around my heavy camera!


Wearing Chanel crossbody bag, Balenciaga cuff, La Mome Bijou necklace, Daniel Wellington watch

Crossbody Bag Outfit Deets 1:

Top – Parker New York (similar here, here, and here)

Jeans – AG (Similar here and here)

Bag – Chanel (Buy similar ‘previously owned’ here)

Sunnies – Gentle Monster

Booties – Vince Camuto

OOTD with Chanel wallet on chain, boyfriend jeans and white booties.

I love white shoes in the fall/winter so I especially love that they’re totally on-trend this season. Love the look of these white booties, and they are so comfortable… 🙂 Not many sizes left of this style, but here are some other ones to consider:


Also love white pumps, especially in the winter!


White Booties by Vince Camuto for Fall/Winter


This is another crossbody bag look I love. If you’re still considering an over-the-knee boot for this season, get it now before your fave is gone or it’s spring! Love this one for its more sensible block heel.

OOTD with Deux Lux Crossbody bag

Crossbody Bag Outfit Deets 2:

Jacket – Zara

Top – Ann Taylor

Jeans – McGuire Denim

Bag – Deux Lux

Boots – Stuart Weitzman

Sunnies – Ray-Ban

OOTD with Deux Lux Roma Crossbody bag, Zara moto jacket, Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots


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    December 11, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    The black blouse is very Parisian for sure…it’s as though Parisians only wear black! ha


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