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How to Achieve *THIS* High Fashion Trend On a Budget: Belt Bags

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This week we’ll see how to get the new and improved “fanny pack” – belt bags!

Last week we took the high fashion trend, glitzy boots, and saw how to get the look for ourselves within a budget. We looked at two variations from YSL and Jeremy Scott and found cheaper versions of the $10,000+ runway boots, ranging from $45-$79. 

This week, we will look at another new trend, belt bags, which are essentially high-end fanny packs for the modern and stylish woman. 


Belt bags are reminiscent of the iconic fanny pack of the 1990s:

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Today, we can see variations of this look across high fashion runways and celebrity outings. Ariana Grande is one among the many celebrities flaunting the cool look:

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Here we can see Chanel’s classy take on the look, which is a clean, quilted black bag, topped with a glossy gold logo:

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Gucci’s take on the look, presented with zigzag impressions and soft gold emblem on a baby pink, oval-shaped bag:

Fendi and YSL stick to a more traditional look with gold emblems on black leather:

Lastly, here is Prada’s sporty take on the trend. Prada’s belt bag is a royal blue with silver zippers and logo:

How to Buy Belt Bags on a Budget

If you want to jump on board and try the modern take on the ’90s fanny pack, keep reading! Here are some affordable — and adorable — belt bags to try.

Affordable Belt Bag, Option #1:

Urban Outfitters – Herschel Supply Co. UO Exclusive 17 Sling Bag, $30

This Sling Bag from Urban Outfitters is a perfect option for a casual school day, with enough space to carry your phone and note-taking tools! For sports events, you have all the space you need for your essentials while keeping those hands free to cheer your team on. Or while you are running quick errands, tote this no-fuss bag around on your waist and focus on your grocery list.

Affordable Belt Bag, Option #2:

Anthropologie – Ella Belt Bag, $48

This bright and fun belt bag is perfect for a shopping day or a day out with friends. It’s also perfect for a coffee date! It’s all about keeping your hands free for more important things.

It can also easily be paired with a pair of dark jeans this winter, or a sundress this spring. 

Affordable Belt Bag, Option #3:

ASOS – Monki belt bag in transparent, $24

This clear belt bag is a huge flashback to the ’90s with its vinyl material. This ASOS model has this Monki bag paired with a jumpsuit but the bag could also accessorize a dress, a pair of jeans, or your workout attire at the gym. In the summer, it could pair with your swimsuit, as well!

Affordable Belt Bag, Option #4:

ZARA – Envelope-Shaped Fanny Pack, originally $30, on sale for $20

This bold red bag would make an excellent pop of color for your LBD on your next date, a bright addition to your sweater and jeans combo, or a trendy touch to your casual Friday work attire.

Pair this bag with your boldest shade of red lipstick and you have a polished ensemble.

What do you think about this trend?

Share with us what you think about this latest high fashion trend. Do you love it? Should it be left in the ’90s? How would you change it for the better?

What high fashion trend would you like to see me explore? Share with us in the comments below!

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