2018 Is the Year of the Belt Bag

Whether it’s a belt bag worn across the body or a shoulder bag worn as a belt—whatever the iteration, the fashion world is experiencing “fanny pack” mania, and it’s spreading like wildfire. The first indicator was the accessory's omnipresence this past fashion month, appearing on countless influencers, editors, and even celebrities. Now, it's more accessible than ever, thanks to pretty much every notable brand marketing their own version of the belt bag. At this rate, we see it in the running for accessory of the year. Are you on board?


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Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.