During the busy holiday season, I like to carry one of my convertible bags so that I can quickly change my look from one event to another. A couple of weeks ago, I found the cutest convertible clutch. It comes with a wrist strap and a cross-body chain, so I can wear it in three ways. Here’s my convertible bag, and some other options that are equal parts pretty and practical…
Animal Print Convertible Bags
My bag is the Haircalf Leather Frame Bag from Banana Republic. It has been in and out of stock online, so keep a lookout for it. You may also find it in your local store.
$ This Michael Kors Leopard Calf Hair And Leather Convertible Crossbody Bag is similar. Use it as a clutch or add the crossbody strap. It also has card slots so you can toss it into a tote bag as your wallet.
Take a clutch to a sit-down dinner when you don’t need to balance your plate, wine-glass, and handbag. Wear it with a cocktail dress, jumpsuit, tailored pants or skirt and blouse.
Chain straps have been popular this year and will continue to be in 2020. My convertible bag comes with a detachable gold chain strap.
$$ Kate Spade’s Nicola bags have chain straps that you can adjust from shoulder length to crossbody length. Choose a glitter, fur, leather, animal print or iridescent version!
Splash Of Red
Black, red and animal print is a gorgeous, classic combination!
$$ The Cece Medium Animal Print Convertible Shoulder Bag has a little of everything: leopard, zebra, studs, red leather and a leather/chain strap!
Faux Leather Convertible bags
$ For an affordable vegan leather option, take a look at Mango’s Croc-Effect Mini Bag. Wear it as a belt bag or as a cross-body bag, or carry it by the handles. Just check the dimensions to make sure that you’ll be able to fit your essentials in this one. (Read my post The Mini Bag Trend: Fashion Or Folly and you’ll know what I mean!)
$ If you need a bigger handbag that you can wear three ways, take a look at Sole Society’s Convertible Faux Leather Clutch. It has handles, a removable strap, and can be folded over into a smaller clutch.
We’ve seen a lot of quilted diaper bags and backpacks, but this season you’ll see quilted clutches and mini-bags too.
$$ If this is your style, MZ Wallace’s Crossby Convertible Wallet has a shoulder strap, as well as a wrist-strap.
$$$ If you prefer quilted leather, Tory Burch’s Kira Chevron Quilted Leather Top Handle Satchel is feminine and classic.
Brands With Mix And Match Straps
$$$ Marc Jacobs also has several bags with straps that you can change.
$$ Kate Spade also has a line of customizable bags. I like their Medium Customizable Camera Bag. Carry it as a clutch, change the strap, or switch the front pouch for a whole new look.
Convertible bags are so much fun to style, and also make great gifts for a busy friend or family member. Do you have a convertible bag that you love?
Other posts you may enjoy:
The Snakeskin Print Dress: Wear this with a red bag and black heels, or a black bag and a pop of red lipstick!
Must-Have Accessories: Pearl Jewelry: Finish your holiday outfit with classic pearls.