Never did I think that in the year 2019, I’d be buying myself a fanny pack (a.k.a. belt bag). I spotted this one on Madewell’s website a few months ago and debated buying it. (I think I may have made an Instagram poll about it…) I ended up not buying it then, obviously, but flash forward to now and here I am with the bag. I likely would have purchased it in black if it was still available, but I decided that the cognac is just as versatile (and I probably wouldn’t need to worry about dye rubbing off on my clothes…hopefully, at least).
I wanted it because I love being hands-free; I wear primarily crossbody bags in my day-to-day. I thought a belt bag would make an excellent choice for concerts and other events (where clear bags aren’t required), and I think it may also be a good option for bike rides when I don’t want to have anything on my back but still want to have some things with me in case we stop for a bite to eat somewhere. It’d also work great for travel! The bag can fit my iPhone 7+ along with a small wallet and a lip product, but there isn’t room for much else, and I don’t think it’d be able to fit a phone bigger than the 7+ since the zipper entry is tight as is. I foresee that removing it to go through venue security will be a bit of a pain, but as long as I don’t make the buckle tie too complicated at first it hopefully shouldn’t be too bad. I guess we’ll see! Ha.
I couldn’t help but wear some classics for its first outing down to my favorite ice cream shop. I couldn’t get the white linen shirt, denim skirt, and cognac belt bag combination out of my head! This outfit gives me major 90s throwback vibes, but not in a cringeworthy way. What do you think? Are you also a member of the Fanny Pack Fan Club (2019 version)? ;)
Uniqlo shirt / similar options from Saks Off 5th: 1 / 2 (last seen here)
Grana skirt / old; similar by J.Crew Factory
Earthies sandals c/o / old; similar (last seen here)
Gorjana necklace / exact (also available from Shopbop)
Madewell bag / exact
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact