Beloved in the 90s by the Sex and the City ladies and real life cool girls alike, the belt bag trend has slowly and surely crept back into the fashion spotlight and into our wardrobes. The year has heralded the comeback of classic and some unconventionally chic staples that are now being revamped and so coveted once again. It’s an affirmation that the “dad” style is back in full swing and we’re absolutely here for spring/summer’s obsession with nostalgia mixed with an adventurous panache.
With daring in mind, if you’re still hesitant to try out the trendy belt bag look for yourself, let us show you a few different ways to make the “out-there” bag cool and wearable with pages taken from the street style crowd.
Play up the whimsical nature of the belt bag trend with vibrant hues. Make it your statement piece by juxtaposing it against a clean ensemble in a light color palette.
Keep It Classic
Nothing beats a simple black accessory that can go with any outfit and can take you from daytime chic to party ready in the evening. Take a page from Attico designer and all-around stylish gal, Gilda Ambrosio and pair one with a silk robe, blue jeans, and pretty flats.
One of our most favorite trends ever is the mixed or clashing patterns look. Try a plaid bag matched with a checked suit or opt for a cooler take to workwear with a strong-shouldered blazer and center-split midi skirt in solid hues.
Catch Their Eye
Belt bags are definitely striking enough on their own but if there’s anything that the street style crowd taught us, it’s that you can always take it up a notch further. High shine is back but that doesn’t mean it has to be glitter or silver. If you’ve ever seen the Hadids’ coordinating outfits, you’ll know that they’re absolutely obsessed with The Matrix-inspired looks. Channel your inner modern sci-fi heroine with streetwear version of high shine with vinyl pieces from a statement coat or jacket to a sleek black mini skirt. Pair with an equally eye-catching bag—either one in a bold hue or a elaborately decorated one.
In a sea of elaborate, carefully curated looks, we’re always delighted in seeing a beautifully understated ensemble. Don’t think that you need to put a complex outfit together to be able to pull off a belt bag—wear it casually with a graphic tee and a relaxed fit or deconstructed jeans.