Another year, another music festival, another wave of FRESH AF streetstyle inspo. As we scoured the web and instagram for our favorite looks, we noticed a little accessory that kept creeping into our favorites tab.
2018, meet the BUM BAG A.K.A BELT BAG
Remember those fanny packs/bum bags of yesteryear that were synonmous with being an uncool tourist or a daggy dad? If Splendour in the Grass 2018 fashion snaps is any thing to go by, it seems that this retro accessory is ready for a comeback and we are here for it.
Here's 6 of our favorite belt bag looks from Splendour in the Grass 2018. These 6 looks show us just how versatile this bag can be. If you're still not convinced by these FLY looks, then read our 10 reasons why the Belt Bag is the best accessory of 2018 and why you need one.
1. SPORTY SPICE WOULD ROCK IT
The belt bag does not discriminate against style. There is a belt bag design to suit literally any fashion style. Behold the below, Jadé Tuncdoruk show us how it's done; sporty style. Cos when you're busy dancing, you'll want both your hands free so you can throw them in the air like you just don't care. Look at Jade with her hands on her hips, that is the pose of a girl whose life is not hindered by mundane things like holding her wallet, I.D and phone.
2. A LITTLE BIT POSH
Look, we didn’t want to go down this Spice Girls rabbit hole, but once we realised we were already far too deep. Model, Emily Gurr proves that the fanny pack has officially graduated from dag school to making her first appearance into fashionable society* at her debutante ball, otherwise known as Splendour in the Grass 2018.
3. IT CAN BE MINIMALIST
Your bag choices should be as simple and trendy as your fashion choices. ENTER: The belt bag.
4. EFFORTLESS CHIC
When your shoulders aren't being hindered by bag straps, you elevate your blazer game. No unsightly crinkles on your crisp blazer look, even better, you can rock that over the shoulder look without the constant fear of it falling off your shoulders. #freeyourself
5. WHEN IT GOES WILD
The belt bag/bum bag/fanny pack comes in all shapes and sizes, the most popular one being quilted (thank you Gucci) What we love about the look by @wethe_wildones is that it bucks the trend! The shape is different; it features an awesome buckle/clasp and the belt strap it hangs off is no ordinary belt. It just proves to us that fashion knows no boundaries. I feel another D.I.Y video coming up - How to make your own belt bag. What do you think?
6. ALL ROUND BADASS WOMEN
We've seen by now that the belt bag look is just #FUEGO. These girls have a style that is more traditional in design but replace the velcro with chains and the canvas fabric with patent leather and there you have it: from DAGGY TO FUEGO in an instant.
We travelled to Greece in June and we knew that our must-have fashion accessory was going to be a belt bag. It was going to allow us to hold our map and phone in our hands and keep our money close to our body... who said travelling safely and comfortably meant compromising our style!
We are wearing our new envelope belt bag. See more of our belt bags!
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