They say everything old is new again, but I never thought I would see the return of the often maligned fanny pack. Wasn’t it just a minute ago that we were laughing about wearing them at all? But here we are and now they are highest-high fashion, what used to be the token accessory of the tourist set is now a legitimate star. 2018’s iteration of the fanny pack is anything you want it to be – elegant, utilitarian, sleek, a statement. And it helps with my new #LessIsMore mantra. You can only fit the essentials in here – no room for thirteen favorite lipglosses and a dozen used kleenexes.
We might have done it first but everyone from Gucci to ASOS is making the fanny pack look better this time around. Whether you prefer to wear it high-waisted, slung a little bit lower (who am I kidding I haven’t bought anything low slung in years), or even across your shoulders, there’s one for you.
Herschel Supply Co ‘Fifteen’ Belt Bag, $30
The starter belt bag for those who are a little nervous to dive in.
Clare V Perforated Fanny Pack, $299
The neutral with a bit of edge.
Mali + Lili Camoflouge Vegan Bag, $54.00
Elleme ‘Banane’ Convertible Bag, $395
Nanushka ‘Lubo’ croc-effect bag, $385
The guilt-free luxe.
The sporty spice.
Wandler ‘Anna’ leather belt bag, $595
The new ‘It’ brand.
Topshop ‘Karla’ Snake bumbag, $40
The newest neutral.