Something happens in winter with all the layers and gloves flying around that makes a cute little shoulder bag not worth it, the sliding down, the no room, the faff. When it comes to winter bags we want something small, chic, and permanently attached to us. We need two hands for red wine and minimum stress about where our bag is. Enter the hands-free bag, a chic cross body bag which is just big enough for the essentials, but small enough to not create a neck-ache.

Below are my current 8 faves. Including my newest addition – The Row Banana Bag. Very chic, and in that dark green moss colour I can still envision throwing it over my head while wearing a simple beige linen dress in the summer.