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How To Style a Fanny Pack, The IT Bag of 2024

Past trends and styles are always making a comeback, so when the fanny pack emerged a fashion favourite the past few years, it came as no surprise. A popular 90s wardrobe staple, the fanny pack, continues to reign as one of the trendiest accessories of 2024. Initially created for those who wanted something more than a wallet but disliked carrying bigger bags, the fanny pack was never meant to be fashionable, but here we are. 

Fanny packs are known for their utilitarian nature and have become a popular favourite because they give you the freedom of being hands-free. With roomier interiors and pockets, you don't have to compromise on carrying all your essentials. Another reason for its growing popularity is due to its varying versatility. It can accompany you from the airport to fun concert gigs on a night out.

Also known formerly as the sporty accessory, the fanny pack is commonly mistaken as simply functional and drab. However, after a revamp over the years, it now persists in a variety of different colours, shapes and sizes. Read on to find out the different options for fanny packs that give you fashion with functionality, at its best.

How To Style Fanny Packs?

Disha Patani Wearing The Jute Mini Disco Fanny Pack

There are more ways than one to wear a fanny pack and not look like you’re stuck in the 80’s. Styling  this versatile accessory can be a chance to creatively explore your style and aesthetic, simply due to the sheer amount of possibilities available. The best way to get started is to understand the purpose your fanny pack will serve and how often you will sport it. Those looking for a more durable everyday staple may opt for a classic sleek piece, while shoppers searching for something with a bit more range in terms of versatility can opt for metallic finishes and interesting shapes. The possibilities are truly endless. 

Fanny packs are primarily functional and laid-back. However, they don't need to be cornered solely for casual settings. Some easy ways to style this IT bag is to pair it with an oversized fit to really make the bag stand out. The best part? The opposite works great too. An oversized statement belt bag pairs great with a sleek satin skirt on a night out.Read on to find out the fresh new designs and ways to style them.

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The Best Styles Of Fanny Packs

O.H V Noir Quilted Bag

O.H V Noir Quilted Bag

If you prefer to keep your belongings off your shoulders then this waist bag is for you. Designed for people on the go, The O.H V Noir Quilted Bag is a tried and true classic design which really celebrates the timeless style of a beloved silhouette, but with an elevated, embellished, contemporary twist. Opt for one in a classic colour like this black, to ensure it goes with just about anything in your closet.

OH V Furbie Bag

The OH V Furbie in Jute

Get the best of both worlds by combining two of the hottest bag trends this season by marrying a Micro Bag with the versatile fanny pack, and the result is sure to turn heads. These bags are quite the rage now and reasonably so. It’s dainty enough to fit through your belt hoops and even makes for a great crossbody. Have fun with your accessories and opt for the style in a bright fuschia pink like this one to bring a pop of colour to your ensemble. Available also in a number of different colours, these striking hues pair well with a coordinated colour story, a monochromatic look and even just neutrals.

The Jute Mini Disco Fanny Pack

The Jute Mini Disco Fanny Pack

Keep your essentials easily accessible in this Jute Mini Disco Fanny Pack. It's roomy enough to fit not only the essentials but also bulky items like your cellphone, sunglasses, and then some. What sets it apart from the rest, is its use of hand-stitched interwoven jute with hand-applied jewels. Apart from this, its detachable belt gives you the liberty to style it as a cross-body, or around the waist, or even as an evening clutch. Loop it through your high-waisted trousers for a cinched and streamlined look.

Dopamine Messenger Bag

Dopamine Messenger Bag in Ocean Blue

Putting a spin on the traditional compartmental silhouette, this Dopamine Messenger Bag comes in a range of bright uplifting colours for a polished off-duty look. The addition of a striking bag like this can easily elevate any outfit, making it a must-have in your wardrobe. It’s also as chic as it is functional, and can be styled in numerous ways as a belt bag or a crossbody to add a pop of colour to your ensemble. It's a vision when paired with just denims and a graphic tee, but at the same time, looks striking even against a collared blouse and power blazer combo.

Metallic Sling Minaudiere

Metallic Sling Minaudiere In Cosmic Chrome

The OH Metallic Sling Minaudiere In Cosmic Chrome is the perfect example of a statement accessory that will serve as a quirky addition to your wardrobe. When it comes to styling this piece, keep the rest of your outfit subdued, a few accessories and let the splashy style speak for itself.

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Final Thought

The fanny pack has clearly come a long way and has grown and evolved into a trendy staple that doesn’t look to be going out of style anytime soon. Check out our eclectic selection of fanny packs at Outhouse to sport the trendiest accessory of 2024 that transcends seasons and trends with ease.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you store in a fanny pack?

It’s a common misconception that a fanny pack can’t store a lot of your items. However, the popular hands-free accessory is given that name for a reason. Your fanny pack should not be underestimated as its compartmental silhouette and roomy interiors give you the liberty to store a multitude of essentials like your cell phone, some makeup, your wallet and even some snacks. 

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What is the cool way to wear a fanny pack?

Looking to add a trendy and functional accessory to your outfit? Look no further than the versatile fanny pack! Here are some cool ways to wear a fanny pack:

  • Crossbody Style
  • High Waist
  • Layered Look
  • Belted Chic
  • Offbeat Accessories

Are Fanny Packs in Style 2024?

Fanny packs remain in style in 2024 as a practical and fashionable accessory choice for individuals of all ages. With their versatility, convenience, and ability to add a trendy touch to any outfit, fanny packs continue to be a popular accessory for fashion-forward individuals seeking both style and functionality.

What is the Difference Between a Fanny Pack and a Waist Pack?

While the terms "fanny pack" and "waist pack" are often used interchangeably, there is a subtle difference between the two. A fanny pack typically features a single compartment and a strap that fastens around the waist, while a waist pack may have multiple compartments and adjustable straps that can be worn around the waist or across the body.