Looking for Belt Bag Outfits? Yup, I’m telling you all the ways to wear a fanny pack (cause that’s what they’re actually called, right?!?)
I guess if you live long enough, everything comes back in style right? I wore fanny packs in elementary school (especially on our first family trip to Disneyland) and now? They’re back. Fine, they’re called belt bags now. Fine, they’re a little fancier that the one I had from Sportsac. But they’re the same thing. And the irony? I still wear mine with all my Disneyland Outfits.
Once I realized I was wearing a decent amount of belt bag outfits (aka actually USING my belt bag) I decided it was time to invest in a nice one. This one? The Aminta Belt Bag from ABLE is super high quality. And since I own a number of their other bags, I know it will wear well and last for a LONG time.
Belt Bag Outfits
So here we go. I did research. And by research I mean looking at the younger, hipper people at Disneyland to see how THEY created Belt Bag Outfits. How did they wear theirs? I needed outfit ideas. And I narrowed it down to three easy ways. I promise, this will convince you that need a belt bag too. Unless you need a massive bag (in that case, I have suggestions in my what to pack for disneyland post)…..then a belt bag can contain pretty much everything you need for a day of tourism or at an amusement park.
Option 1: Around the Waist
This is the old school way to style a belt bag. The waist belt part? Goes around your waist (not exactly rocket science). I’m 99% positive if I look at my moms I can find a picture of me in my green short-overalls with my fanny pack outside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride (yes, I’m aware I can recreate the whole thing down to the shortalls I wore all summer, don’t judge!). This is the simplest way to style a belt bag….and works great with a dress or jeans and a tee. The only time I don’t love it? If you’re wearing a looser top or dress, it obviously brings it like…..a belt.
Option 2: Over the Shoulder
Here we go. Belt Bag Outfits from the youngins. Over the shoulder is potentially my favorite of all the outfit ideas. It’s easy (like a purse), but leaves the option of doing one of the other choices if or when it’s easier. This is usually my go to for a start of Disneyland day…..and I switch to the others on rides or when I get sick of it.
Option 3: Crossbody
Going on rides? Or need your hands totally free? A crossbody option makes a ton of sense, plus you can easily access whatever is IN your fanny pack. Not gonna lie, it took me a minute to figure out how to put mine on so that I could actually take things out of my bag and they didn’t spill. But once I angled it correctly? Worked a hundred percent. You can wear in on your back, then just rotate to access as needed or wear it on your chest. This is great with dresses or less loose options.
From Disneyland outfits to a great staple travel piece (ideal for trips to Europe)…….I can’t WAIT to see how you style your belt bag (let’s just leave the 80s bangs in the last round of popularity, ok?!?)