3 Tips for Making this Trendy Accessory Work for You

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ahhh…ok, let’s talk about it.

Guys, the fanny pack is back.

WAIT, don’t leave!

I promise it’s WAY better than the first time around! These new and much improved fashion accessories are built just as much for fashion as they are for function these days. Honestly, haven’t you ever wondered what it’s like to walk around hands-free like our men do? I have! And now we get to join in but do it with style! Ha!


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Not sure if this trend is for you? I get it! I wasn’t so sure I could pull off a belt bag look either until recently.

Here are a few tips to help get you going in the right direction with it:



While it may seem blatantly obvious, I’ll go ahead and state it. Be sure to reserve belt bags for outfits that you would normally wear a belt with (ex. jeans, wide leg pants, etc.) as opposed to simply slapping it on as an afterthought with your errand running shorts. A belt bag becomes part of the outfit when you wear it and you don’t want it look like an afterthought or like it doesn’t belong. The trick to rocking one is to be intentional with what you style it with.


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TIP #2

Look for more elevated or luxe fabric options when shopping for your belt bag. This is no longer the nylon fanny pack of the 80’s, you guys. In this trend reboot you want to opt for clean lines and supple textures like (faux) leather, suede or satin to really help elevate your finished look.

Here are a few really cute ones I found:


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TIP #3

Get girly with it. Try pairing your belt bag with feminine prints or dresses. You can absolutely pair your bag with a dress as long as the waistline of your dress is right your natural waistline or slightly lower. (An empire waist dress would not be your best option here.) Example: For fall, a dark floral dress paired with a faux leather belt bag and booties would make for a chic combination!


Now, go rock that belt bag with confidence and enjoy the many benefits of being hands-free for a day, friends!


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