Summer is busy with going to picnics, yard sales, farmer's markets, amusement parks...and while I'm out I don't want to be weighed down with a big purse. I need my hands free but want easy access to my things, so a cross body bag does the trick. There are so many bags out there, my biggest tip is take into consideration what you absolutely must carry with you. The bigger the bag, the more you'll feel compelled to fill it (I know I do). Stick to the essentials and you'll be ready to go explore. Pick a dressier design and it can take you from a day hitting antique shops to dinner on a pier.