As someone who is regularly lectured by her doctor for complaining about shoulder pain while also carrying a purse that could easily fit a baby elephant, tool kit, pool floatie, and assortment of wigs, I think embracing the mini-bag trend is good for us all.

Revered purse designers like Chanel and Kate Spade showed size restraint for fall by playing up the fun of small bags that force you to just stick with the basics (while also helping your posture). It’s easier to go bold with a petite purse than a large one, so embrace the pops of color, prints and even unusual shapes.

Your back will thank you and stylish strangers will be jealous. It’s a win-win all around.