In today’s culture of convenience, it is not surprising to see that a new mini bag has emerged on the scene, with designers ranging from Marni to Nasty Gal serving up cute iterations of the hands-free style. Seen here on Nicole Richie, the belt bag’s sleek shape and luxe materials are a far cry from the neon, nylon versions donned by Zack Morris, and they provide a convenient and chic way to store your essentials when running errands. Make like Richie and pair a belt bag (hers is vintage Chanel) with ankle boots (she's wearing the Warner Booties ($140) by House of Harlow 1960), skinny gray jeans (she’s wearing Genetic Denim Shya Cigarette Skinny Jeans ($198) in Gaze), and a slouchy sweater for a casual weekend outing.
Night Journey Belt Bag ($15) in Black
This sleek, black style is the perfect option for a belt-bag novice.
Eva Leather Belt Bag ($1200) in Snake-Effect
Pair this snakeskin-print bag with black jeans and a loose, cream, v-neck sweater for brunch.
Fannypack ($230) in Red Pelli (clarevivier.com)
The blue zipper offers a fun contrast to this fire engine red style.
Bisaccia 1 ($229) in Black
This minimalist, black patent version has a detachable belt and can also be used as a mini clutch.
Backpack & Fanny Pack ($340) in Beige
We love the unusual oval shape juxtaposed with feminine, pale pink suede.
Portable Pouch Belt ($20) in Brown
The warm, brown leather of this belt bag will only improve with age. It also might be the best $20 you spend on a vacation bag, ever.
Embellished Nylon Belt Bag ($1250) in Coal
For the S/S 14 runway show, these bedazzled belt bags were worn with encrusted bomber jackets and matching embellished skirts. We think it would look just as great with a wool, A-line skirt and a button down.
Fanny Bag ($265) in Cobalt
This eco friendly bag is 100% vegan leather and comes with a matching, fully lined wallet.
Intrecciato Nappa Messenger Bag ($1250) in Fume
From the makers of beautifully constructed accessories comes this woven, muted-metallic version that could easily spruce up an all-black outfit on a chilly night out.