Why This Unlikely Accessory Is Fashion Girl–Approved

The fanny pack used to be something of an athleisure staple—great for on-the-go and hands-free activities—but far from being accepted in the world of high fashion. Today, however, the fanny pack has made a comeback in a big way, as it's frequently seen on fashion girls the world over and even distributed by fashion houses that have served up their own luxe iterations. Whether pulling double duty as a belt, thrown casually over the shoulder, or even held as a handbag, the fashion fanny pack is a surefire statement piece that recalls a certain '90s nostalgia while still appearing absolutely modern in its new leather renderings. Head below to see how fashion girls are bringing back the fanny pack.


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A sleek satchel-like fanny pack is a practical accessory for the woman on the go.


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Gucci leaves no question that the fanny pack can look impossibly chic.


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A miniature backpack worn as a fanny pack is a surefire statement.


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White-on-white layering makes the fanny pack a chic addition to the ensemble.


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Sub in a fanny pack as a high-waisted belt with a long duster coat.


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For something a bit subtler, a small black fanny pack worn slightly to the side is an effortless way to go hands-free in jeans and a leather jacket.


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Combine two trends into one with a straw-bag iteration.


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Take the fanny pack back to its athleisure roots with an original nylon offering—but update it with an over-the-shoulder styling.


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A pastel fanny pack can be a playful way to break up a jumpsuit in a contrasting color.


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Who knew a fanny pack could look so sophisticated and chic? Take an elevated approach with a natural-leather iteration paired with classic plaid.


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If you're hesitant to commit to the trend, choose a fanny pack with a strap that can also be worn as a handbag.


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A two-tone fanny pack worn right at the waist gives the illusion of a belt.


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Double a chic fanny pack as a belt over a long coat.


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Or, take the fanny pack belt hack to the next level by looping it through belt loops.

This story was originally published on July 30, 2017, and has since been updated. Next up, see how Kendall Jenner wears the fanny pack trend.

Dacy Knight
Weekend Editor
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