red crossbody bag on girl with black skirt and striped shirt
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It seems at the beginning of every fall season there is a wave of fresh fashion. We are all so excited to wear boots and sweaters again that we revamp our closets and mix and match older pieces like never before. The perfect essential to go with any outfit is a crossbody bag. These lightweight and convenient purses are an autumn must-have because they can carry our essentials everywhere we go, without being too bulky. We need a crossbody bag for no-hassle nights out and for crisp October walks, so that we have our hands free to hold a pumpkin spice latte. In this seasonal style buy roundup, we’re featuring our favorite crossbody bags of the season.

Crossbody Handbag With Chain Detailed Strap

target womens quilted crossbody handbag with chain detailed strap
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Target, $26.99

This bag is Paris chic. The dusty pink color fits right in for fall and its boxy shape gives it a classic style. This bag will go with any jewel tones, neutrals, or shades of plum. Our favorite look for strutting through museums, coffee shops, and city streets is a camel-colored coat, black and white thin-striped shirt, and knee-high boots.

Mini Messenger Bag

Zara quilted black mini messenger bag
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Zara, $25.90

You can add the strap for a crossbody bag or take it off for the perfect evening clutch. The quilted pattern gives this purse a modern edge, while the tassel keeps it versatile for daytime or evening. This classic black bag will go with any outfit or style, making it a closet essential. Our favorite look with this purse is a thin-strapped black tank with high-waisted white pants and minimalist gold jewelry.

Colorblock Crossbody

steve madden bjaxx colorblock clutch
Image: Macys

Macys, $37.99

It’s okay for your purse not to be a solid, neutral color. This colorblock and mismatched style is still suitable for any outfit and any occasion. The gold triangle button and snake print add a luxe factor. Because the crossbody bag is multi-colored, we love seeing it paired with solid print dresses, jumpers, or with neutrals.

Smell The Roses Crossbody

betsey johnson smell the roses crossbody bag
Image: Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack, $39.97

Whether you’re back in school this season or not, every fall season is about channeling Blair Waldorf’s school style (her inspiration is timeless). If you’re looking for something more chic, flirty, and sophisticated, look no further. We love this bag with blazers, pencil skirts, and chunky turtlenecks.

Structured Dot Faux-Leather Crossbody Bag

black structured dot faux leather crossbody bag poverty flats
Image: Last Call

Last Call, $36

This larger crossbody bag isn’t just for nights out. The classic piece has enough texture and dimension to look modern and stylish, and its minimalist design makes it our favorite go-to purse. The top handle gives it a vintage look that makes it go well with Oxfords and flats, along with a blazer, tee, and boyfriend jeans.