Belt bags have been a growing trend, if you didn’t already know. Essentially they’re fanny packs, but these chic bags have been renamed “belt bags” and are worn by stylish women you see on the city streets instead of your mom in the 80s and 90s around the amusement parks. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the trend. There are some, mostly designer ones, that look so good on people on social media. But, I wasn’t sure how I’d like the look on myself.
Luckily for me, I got to try out the trend without spending any money. Earlier this spring when I placed an order on DSW, they sent me a belt bag as a free gift with purchase. Now, I probably wouldn’t choose this style myself, but it seemed like as good an opportunity as any to try out a belt bag. And I actually liked it!
Top: Avenue Be | Belt Bag: DSW | Leggings: Nordstrom Rack | Shoes: Red Dress Boutique
If I were to buy my own belt bag, I’d get one that’s sleeker, although that would mean there would be less space for holding things like my phone and keys. This one is a nice size, but I think I’d go for a longer shape rather than bigger height-wise because then it looks a little too much like a pouch. I love the material and the actually hook closure belt on this bag, but I do not like the actual closure where you have to get the little metal nub in to the holes of the flap.
Overall, I am a fan of the belt bag concept! Now at least I know that I do like it and I can look for one that is more suited for me and my style.