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The Freshest Ways To Wear The Modern Belt Bag

Spring’s biggest bag trend is undoubtedly the modernized fanny pack. Here, the chicest ways for women and men alike to go hands-free.

We’re more than game for the latest bag craze, even if it errs on the side of offbeat—after all, what’s fashion without a skosh of playfulness? Fanny packs are the fashion set’s favorite spring handbag trend. Rest assured, these modern styles have smartened up since their ’80s aerobicize days and are entirely void of nerdy connotations you likely associate with the hip-slung style.

Ubiquitous on the runways from New York to Paris, desirable iterations of the bag come in both sleek silhouettes and sportier takes, shown with unexpected styling options, to boot. Polished suiting was offset by sporty neons at Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga championed crisp shirting with logomania versions worn across the body, and Valentino made the case for happy hues worn at hip level over flowy dresses.

The street-style set has run rampant with the look, too—belt bags were affixed to It girls aplenty throughout Fashion Month, whether cinching the waist over outerwear or sitting high across the chest in lieu of a crossbody bag.

This hands-free trend offers much versatility whether you have a penchant for logo motifs, are one for sleek sport, or relish an elevated take on bohemian.

If you’re looking to switch up your bag game, a belt bag is unquestionably the way. Keep the styling fresh by juxtaposing them with sharp silhouettes or ultra-feminine pieces. Here, shop our favorites, and peruse our tips for pulling them off with aplomb.

For the modern bohemian, Chloé's leather and suede Pixie bag can be worn as a belt or as a crossbody. This moody tone looks gorgeous against frothier pastels.
A faux-fur style that adds tactile interest to any look: Wear with jeans and a tee for day, a tailored jacket and skirt for cocktails, or a jumpsuit and heels for evening.
Technical fabrics are big this season. Try this style over a tailored blazer for an unexpected take.
Black canvas and leather is as versatile as it gets. Wear with tailored work attire or as a finishing touch to casual pieces.
A convertible style, try this tech fabric with a denim jacket or leather bomber.

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