Isn’t it funny how fanny packs (also known as hip packs, bum bags, waist packs, belt bags, etc) keep showing up to the fashion party every now and then, often uninvited but mostly coveted? Well fanny packs are back and for good reason. These hip-hugging, shoulder-slinging bags combine comfort and style without breaking the bank--or your back.
Whether you’re rocking a cute collegiate look or a stylish siren, there is a fanny pack for you. Not sure what look you’re going for? Before you buy a fanny pack, make like these fashion forward celebs and pack it up with your own fashion fanny pack.
Expect Rihanna to lead the pack in rocking the fanny pack. Always two steps ahead in the fashion game. A contrast to an otherwise blah all denim outfit, Rihanna is seen with a stylish fanny pack decked out in dollar sign metal studs. Take inspiration from Rihanna and amp up your basics with this versatile piece.
Who says you can’t mix office wear with street wear? Channel the always cool Kendall Jenner and pair your strictly formal work wear with a cool fanny pack. Rock a pinstripe suit and sling your fanny pack over your shoulder for a new take on office chic.
To err(ands) is human, even to celebrity mom Olivia Wilde. Olivia pairs her staple white shirt and jeans with a classic black fanny pack. Sitting pretty on the hips for a hassle-free, hands-free look, the cute fanny pack may come in basic black, but its gold hardware lends a chic, stylish flair to this hip-hugger.
Let’s not leave the boys out, the fanny pack is a versatile piece after all. Take your fanny pack from the streets to the red carpet, as seen on host Jimmy Kimmel. Choose one in a classic style for a streamlined, polish look and keep your stash within reach.
Strut the airport runway in style with your fanny pack in tow. Seen here with “Almost Famous” alum and rocker mom, Kate Hudson, stash your travel essentials in your fanny pack and keep your hands free to lug around your excess baggage. Pair with your comfiest pair of jeans and pullover for a comfy chic airport look.
Sarah Jessica Parker
“Sex and the City” resident style maven, Sarah Jessica Parker, gives the fanny pack a classy, chic twist by pairing it with a tulle number. Toughen up your designer dress with a structured tweed jacket and finish off the look with a fanny pack in a leather finish cinched on your waist.
Always on the dot—that is Kourtney Kardashian when it comes to the latest in fashion. All prim and proper with her chic button up and skirt number, Kourtney adds a dash of fun to her outfit with a delicate leather fanny pack. Its gold chain strap lends a playful yet classy look to an otherwise plain number.
Rock athleisure like a boss and go all out from head to toe. Stylish lad Liam Payne, seen in athleisure staples, pullover and sweats, casually slings a fanny pack over his shoulders and finishes the look with a pair of white sneaks.
Stylist to the stars, Rachel Zoe, gives the fanny pack a chic, boho twist by pairing it with her signature, floor-sweeping maxi dress. Decked out in chunky, gold jewelry, Rachel tops off the look with a leather beret. For a stylishly unique twist, opt for a fanny pack with a snakeskin finish for a classy, high-fashion look.
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Bow down to her highness as Queen B gives the fanny pack a rock n’ royal look. Paired with a cobalt blue cropped jumper and waist-cinching pencil cut skirt with an athleisure twist, Beyoncé adds a punch, literally and figuratively, to her look with a vibrant, punchy-hued fanny pack.
The appeal is understandable: They’re hands free! They come in various sizes! They’re versatile! But heed our warning--in some cases, these packs can make their wearers look like marsupial moms carrying their little joeys to term. Take a cue from these celebs packing it on and give your fanny pack a look that’s uniquely yours. Not sure where to buy a fanny pack? Go online or hit up your trusty neighborhood thrift shop for a vintage find. Send them snobs packing, there’s no better time to rock a fanny pack than now.