Why You Need a Belt Bag in 2018
Posted on 11 April 2018
Calling them fanny packs would just be taboo. Today's hip-hugging mini purses are nothing like their day-glo ancestors of the 1990's formerly known as 'dad bags'. Instead, belt bags are exactly that -- a cosmic combination of two charming accessories that blends the best of both worlds. If you've been wondering how to wear the trend this season, we've got the inside scoop.
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Think of belt bags like a hands-free clutch. They can be sporty or chic, add a dash of sparkle, a splash of color, or serve a quieter, utilitarian purpose. After watching them appear on the red-hot street scenes of Paris, Milan, NYC and Madrid, belt bags are going to be everywhere in the next 3 months, so keep your eyes peeled.
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Marc Jacobs via Elle Magazine
If you're a traditionalist, wear them around your waist or use the belt as a tie over your blazer or trench. For a casual, weekend, brunch-n-go style, sling them up over the chest like a tiny crossbody. Any way you wear them, there are dozens of styles, textures and colors to choose from to make your style pop. Here are a few of our faves: