I’m an 80s kid, so obviously, I had a bum bag that I carried around relentlessly. I remember vividly this blue bag with red nylon straps, that I got for Christmas when I was 5, and this bag meant everything to me. I wore it with everything, until it literally fell apart.
Fast forward to 2018, bum bags are back, just like all the other 80s fashion! When I first saw the trend return, I was very sure that it was not for me. Sure I loved my bum bag to bits back in the day, but I couldn’t see myself adopting this trend until I saw this bag.
So, welcome the bum bag 2.0, i.e. the Belt Bag.
The belt bag trend is just as it sounds, a trend; and although I’m not sure how long it will stick around, I was happy to make the investment, because this bag can be worn two ways; around the waist or on the shoulder. This versitality means that even if bum bags go out of style next season, I will still have a chic evening bag. The chain adds a more dressy detail whilst also making it look more grown up and chic.
Here are a few other of my favourite belt bags.