It’s BACK! Don’t look now but the much-maligned belt-bag (formerly known as the Fanny Pack) has reappeared on the fashion scene and in a big way. Its arrival is just in time for me too as I gear up for my Spring Break excursions with my two tikes. Before you do it – do NOT root through your closet and drawers for your old utilitarian model! Today’s belt bags are chic, embellished and often can be work slung over the shoulder or fastened tightly around your hips. Ramp it up with these 2018 looks – and you’ll be right on target for whatever spring and summer holds. This will be your new fave staple for hands-free style so be sure to put it on your spring forward list.
Stay uber-chic and on-the-go with Prada. I’ve been eyeing this one for a few months now – and the red one is to-die-for! Don’t you just adore this bright scarlet pebble leather bad with gold accents. And, you can’t go wrong if you choose this black convertible belt bag with intertwined gold and leather belt. It can also be worn as a cross-body. So, you’ll feel a little better at spending those Prada pennies!
Gucci is featuring this pale misty-pink rose, quilted leather belt bad adorned with the classic (and coveted) double “G” logo in gold. Lots of room to roam with all your essentials for a carefree, careless look that will take you places fast. It comes in other fun colors too!
Valentino Garavani has come up with this amazing bright -pink Rockstud belt bag. I think it’s haute- the more bling the better for me! Pair it with anything for a fun look that is also elegant and timeless.
Alexander Wang is into the look too with this perfect “Attica” soft, small leather bag! A chain strap wraps around the waist and the hanging rope-trim really defines the whole look. It’s a spirit of relaxed sophistication and downtown chic.
I just love, love, love Balenciaga’s black Souvenir XS belt bag with a surprising array of charms. Haute couture at it’s very best!!
Need something more laid-back to go the distance from workout room to boardroom? Set your sights on this Marc Jacobs coral, nylon color-block belt bag. He’s been credited with stylizing the so-called grunge aesthetic and here you see it right before your eyes in full-force. So ramp it up and go from grunge to glam! This one has everything you need for your entire day! From sun-up to sun-down – all in a sweet size.
Nordstrom is showcasing this larger “Ellis” belt bag by Rag and Bone for your spring/summer look. It’s white with crisp navy nautical vertical stripes – just perfect for the beach or yacht club! Right away you’ll feel the vibes of a day near the ocean – and I think we’re all ready for that after this whacky winter!
So, grab your new bag and pack up with ease before heading out to your favorite warm weather pastime. Spring and summer are all about lightness so go ahead and add to the feeling with a lighter than usual take on your usual handbag choice. Take it from me… you’ll love your new-found freedom!