How to Wear a Belt Bag in a Chic Way

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Ask a lot of people their opinion on a fanny pack and their mind might immediately go to something neon and 80’s style or velcro and meant for travel only. But the truth is, today, fanny packs have really evolved into a chic and stylish accessory, more lovingly referred to as: the belt bag.

A belt bag is not only a unique statement piece that can turn heads but it’s also a practical style, allowing you to be hands-free. Great for travel and would be a wonderful accessory option for mom life. Think walks, trips to the zoo, bike rides and really just daily life. Keep in mind, you can still wear a belt bag slung over your head and shoulder.

This & Other Stories O-Ring belt bag is my first foray into the style but it’s something I chose with a lot of intention. I chose black because it’s timeless and can cover both day and night. I chose snakeskin embossed leather because it gives just enough edge to make an intentional statement. And the O-Ring because it adds the finishing touch. Basically, this belt bag has the perfect amount of detail so it doesn’t fall flat. And it really adds a chic flair in an instant.

A belt bag can really help pull a look together and can truly be the perfect finishing touch to elevate a basic outfit. Grab your everyday go-to combination (mine is always jeans and a tee) and try a full or half tuck. I have personally been loving and living in these H&M jersey tops (only $14.99) and they have a comfy, flattering fit that’s not at all messy. They tuck really well but also sort of hold you in. The black on black in this look gives a monochromatic touch that works well for both day and night but you could just as easily top with a brown suede jacket like this one or add an olive cargo jacket (like the one from this post) and sneakers to keep things extra casual.

As we head into spring and summer, belt bags can work incredibly well belted around t-shirt and flirty dresses to add a bit of shape. I personally can’t wait to wear mine with a little white dress but the options are truly endless.

How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com
How to Wear a Belt Bag | www.girlmeetsgold.com

How would YOU wear a belt bag—would you?

As always, thank you for reading!

X Tyler

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More Belt Bags to Love

Ivory Tweed Sweatshirt with Fall Hat Under $50

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Comfy fall style that’s also cute? Yes, please. Sweatshirts you can live in are always a must-have for every season and it’s a total treasure finding styles that are just as pretty for dressing up as they are for lounging at home. I grabbed this Anthropolgie Boucle Sweatshirt to kick off the fall season and it’s officially become my favorite thing. And it’s definitely not your average sweatshirt!

It’s a boucle fabric which is French for “buckled tweed.” Basically, it means it’s textured yet soft and it gives this slouchy sweatshirt style some structure. I love 100% cotton basics that are really not so basic. 💯

The $98 price point is definitely at the top of my typical budget for a sweatshirt but this is also not your typical sweatshirt. I can see throwing this on with cute jogger pants and sneakers, wearing it with denim in any color, dressing it up for the holidays with a bit of holiday sparkle or tucking into sweet little skirts and pairing with over-the-knee boots. 

I also want to quickly point out this Treasure & Bond panama hat which has become an instant favorite. Normally, I find it tricky finding a fall hat that fits me and stays on comfortably plus feels flattering. I think I have a high forehead, so maybe that’s part of it but I absolutely love this one. It’s adjustable so you can get your perfect fit and the taupe tone goes well with everything plus adds a casual-cool, fall-ready vibe. I will definitely be pulling this one out through winter. It’s a great price at just $39!

As always, thank you for reading!

xx Tyler

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Those Fall Hats

Shop the Look Below. Top: ASOS. Jeans: ASOS. Hat: Target. Shoes: Target. Necklace: Accessory Jane

Shop the Look Below. Top: ASOS. Jeans: ASOS. Hat: Target. Shoes: Target. Necklace: Accessory Jane

This weekend I popped into Target to buy a birthday present and I may or may not have ended up with new pajamas, curtains, and this Merona Fedora. It happens, right? In my defense, it's really kind of perfect for fall and you can't beat those Target prices. If you've been looking for a great fall fedora, look no further. This beauty was only $16.99 and it really does add such a great vibe to any look. It's classic and chic and adds a richness to the look, but is definitely still fun and fresh at the same time. 

And then there's this ASOS top. It's a lightweight, silky tee with an organza frill hem. Umm, yea I just said that. It's so sweet and flirty and the organza adds so much interest to a little black tee. LBT? With distressed denim, black lace up wedges that I forgot I had (also Target) and a gorgeous pop of Accessory Jane, I was feeling like fall even in 85 degrees. 

Thanks for reading!

xo, 

Tyler