When packing for a trip, it's easy to overstuff your suitcase just with handbags: some for exploring a new city, some to hit the beach, and others for a romantic night out. Bulky bags are easily the one thing that will guarantee you'll reach the weight limit on your suitcase. But here's the thing—it's actually much easier than you think to leave for a weeklong trip with just one bag. That if you pack the right one.
So what's the best multipurpose bag to bring on your next trip? A crossbody bag. Easily the best type of bag to breeze through the airport, your versatile crossbody will hold your passport, wallet, lip balm, and every other in-flight essential you need—and you'll have your hands free to show your boarding pass at every TSA agent that crosses your path. Once at the destination, you'll love the convenience of not carrying your bag, not to mention it'll be nearly impossible for pickpockets to grab the bag out of your hands since it'll be looped around your body.
Convinced? Here are our favorite crossbody bags for travel.
This collapsible bag will take no space in your luggage but expands to fit quite a lot.
Just imagine toting this crossbody bag around on your next Italian vacation. This summer bag just screams Capri.
Paravel is a chic luggage brand that's released the cutest spill- and stain-proof canvas crossbody bag we all need on our future travels.
This building block satchel is perfect for traveling—it packs easily and is ideal for storing all those things you don't want to get squashed in your suitcase.
You can always count on Mango for having the chicest affordable bags. This floral crossbody would look right at home on your next Parisian getaway.
Take this elegant crossbody bag from day to night on your next city getaway. It will go with all your outfits.
Have you ever seen a more adorable bag under $150 dollars? Stay organized with this small structured Steven Alan crossbody bag.
Small enough to fit a phone, wallet and passport, this bright Marc Jacobs bag will force you to stick to the essentials.
You'd never guess that this croc-effect round crossbody bag is from Zara, which is precisely why you should bring it on your next trip if you don't want to travel with expensive items.
Who could resist this adorable limoncello-hued bag? It's on sale right now, so jump on it before your next Italian getaway.
The sleekest crossbody bag from Elizabeth and James is perfect for minimalists—and it's on sale!
This adorable lilac canvas crossbody bag is only $45—consider it your chic fanny-pack alternative.
The fashion world's hot new bag company, Danse Lente, released this adorable crossbody bag, which looks oddly similar to a camera bag. You'll look like the chicest photographer on your next trip.
Next up: The eight best travel bags for every type of packer.