In its early years, the fanny pack was an unassuming nylon zipped wallet that could fit around your waist or across your body by means of flexible straps. It was (and still is) used to store essentials like phones, car keys, money and the like. It’s a really handy accessory for someone who is constantly moving around but is not fond of the idea of carrying around a bag on their shoulders the whole time. But fanny packs soon got a bad rep for being something that dads carry around with them- nothing wrong with that, but it doesn’t exactly scream fashionista. Luckily, the fanny pack was quickly salvaged and now, there are plenty of ways to style your clear fanny packs to make you look like a fashion icon instead of a middle-aged parent. Here are some ways in which you can style your fanny pack to walk the streets like a diva:
- Wear it with something feminine
This is for the girlfriends only. Fanny packs around the waist can give you a very masculine look, so you can balance it out by wearing something feminine- like a skirt or a dress, for example. The blend of masculine and feminine will give you a more balanced look than simply throwing it on over a pair of jeans.
- Look for fun designs
Even if you’re wearing a clear fanny pack, you can get something that does not look like a plastic bag. Choose interesting prints and colors to draw attention to the fanny pack. Use a combination of interesting materials like velvet and satin to see how it ultimately affects the overall look of the bag.
- Turn the fanny pack around
Now just because the fanny pack is supposed to be worn around the waist, doesn’t mean you can have to wear it around the waist, right? Change up the way in which you wear the pack- wear it cross-body on your front or the back. It is nice, it is convenient, and you can still get all your things immediately without wearing it around your waist. Fashion is all about challenging the rules, so don’t be afraid to experiment.
- Wear it above your topmost layer of clothing
If it is an issue of convenience and you like having your fanny pack around your waist, wear it over your jacket, or a jumpsuit or dress. This sounds like an obvious statement, but a heads up is always a nice thing to receive.
- Get a personalized fanny pack
Listen, you might not be able to get a fanny pack that is essentially you. If that is the case, get handy with it. Whip out the scissors and glitters and get to customizing your clear fanny pack to reflect how you feel inside. Don’t worry about it being too much – the bolder, the better right? Make sure that your fanny pack reflects your general aesthetic so that you can wear it with multiple outfits.