Belt bags, waist packs, bum bags whatever you want to call them, they are a hotter than hot trend this season.
But what EXACTLY are belt bags? Simply put, they are fanny packs but don’t call them that. Belt bags are more polished, prettier, more sophisticated, more glam, more adorned and more high-fashion than their predecessor.
They are basically micro bags standing on a belt. You can wear them around your your waist, as a fanny pack AND/OR as a belt over your coat or blazer OR slung across your shoulders cross-body style. The trend seems to gravitate more towards leather belt bags BUT classic fanny packs still totally hit the trend.
Of course it’s total #fashiongoals to nab one of those gorgeous quilted and bejeweled Gucci belt bags but that may not be in the cards for those of us on a budget. The good news is there are plenty of affordable options too. In fact, there’s a belt bag out there for every style, from the boho, festival-going girl to the chic street city gal.
They are great for breaking up a dress, adding an unexpected twist to an evening look or (when belted on top at the waist) for giving more shape to a blazer.
However you choose to rock them, belt bags are a fun, quick, functional and hassle free way to elevate your look this season!
Pro-Shopping Tip: Whenever possible I try to shop with my own re-usable bags like this fun Locher’s Paris tote. Did you know that there are a bunch of stores out there that will reward you for being sustainably chic? Target and Sprouts both offer a 5 cent discount for each re-usable bag you use. Bring your own bag to Whole Foods, and you can score up to 10 cents off per reusable bag. BYOB to Trader Joe’s and spend at least $25- you are entered into a weekly raffle where winners receive a variety of rewards, including $25 gift cards to the store. See, it literally pays to reduce, reuse and re-purpose!
What I’m Wearing: Chloe Sunglasses | Happy Cow Belt Bag | Tory Sport Lace Up Sneaker | ECI Floral Maxi Dress | Locher’s Paris Maude and Tilda Tote |
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I love this trend! Your belt bag is fabulous!
Thanks lady! It’s a super convenient trend LOL I love being hands free!
The belt bag looks awesome with your dress! I did not know there were stores that offer discounts for using your own bag. I am going to have to look into that! 🙂
It’s such a great program!
hey, this looks really nice on you! i love the combination of floral dress with the belt that makes it look stood out. 🙂
This is an adorable belt bag that you’re wearing. I own two at the moment. And yes, they are all the fashion rage right now!
So perfect for the season!
I love that belt bags are trending! Such a way to be able to carry things and have your hands free!
How handy is this? I didn’t even know it was an option!
Ashleigh | Ashleigh Renay
Right! So easy!
I’ve had these before but of course they were not fashionable so of course I only wore it once. I will def look for one and try it out for a spin.
It would be so cute on you!
Totally agreeing with the is fabulous read! I love anything that looks gorgeous and at the same time it makes life easier! #hassalefree
I LOVE belt bags, the convenience factor is everything! Leave it to you to style it so chic! Love your sunglasses too!
Awe thanks Richelle
Love it! This belt bag is absolutely fabulous and love how you styled it with dark floral dress for balance.
Thank you so much. Its a great trend to give flowy pieces shape!
What a cute look…love that bag! I’m glad to see this trending!
I LOVE how you styled this! I usually think “fanny packs” or belt bags are just for tourists and never attractive but the way you’ve styled it is just gorgeous! I would wear the whole outfit! Kudos to you! Keep up the great work!
Thanks so much Gloria! Give it a try! So great for Spring/Summer!
Absolutely adorable how you styled your belt bag! Love that dress so much! Love how something functional can be so stylish when paired with the right pieces!
I love your belt bag! Very much your style.
Thank you! I’m seriously diggin this trend.
Wow! What a cool style! I love the way you wore that belt bag on your dress. Looks very trendy. I’m going to try this look. 🙂
Give it a try, its a fun way to up your style points!
I love this!! Belt bags are so convenient and I’d love for a stylish way to wear one
They are so great!
I had NO idea this was a thing. Love it!!