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The Edit: Belt Bags

Was anyone else skeptical of the belt bag trend when it first appeared? I’ll admit, my first thought was, “Are we really trying to rebrand the fanny pack as a ‘belt bag’ and call it chic? Ain’t never gonna happen.” The fanny pack, a universal symbol for anti-fashion, couldn’t possibly make a come back right?

Turns out, the fashion overlords know more than I do apparently and this trend is sticking around at least for the time being. It seems like every retailer has their own take on the belt bag these days, and some of them are super cute! When I first told my husband I was considering buying a belt bag, his response was, “So does that mean I can start wearing my cargo shorts in public now?” Well played, Max, well played. However, if I listened to my husband when it comes to fashion, I would never be on trend. Amiright ladies?

Some of my favorite versions are ones where the “belt” is removable and the bag comes with a separate shoulder strap. Talk about a versatile piece! The interchangeable belt and strap avoids the impending buyer’s remorse should belt bags go out of style. Simply convert it to a regular shoulder bag and you are back on trend sister! Bag #’s 1, 2, 7, 9, and 12 in the photo are convertible!

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1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12

My favorites above are #’s 1, 2, 5, and 11! I love how they are a little different and unexpected! Which ones are you lusting after? Do you love or hate the belt bag trend? I would love to hear! As always, thank you so much for reading!



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  • Kimberly

    December 12, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    I love belt bags! I have to admit that I too thought the trend was just a clever way of reintroducing fanny packs. My favorite from the edit is the YSL belt bag! The color is classic and a perfect pop of color with neutrals/black.

    I love your blog! Please continue posting to The Edit! Such a great way to explore trends.

    1. paceswest

      December 12, 2018 at 3:42 PM

      I completely agree with you about the YSL belt bag – it’s a total stunner!!

      I’m so glad you love The Edit! Many more on the way 🙂


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