the updated belt bag

The belt bag. A more current, trendier name for the fanny pack. 80’s and 90’s kids, if you had told me these would come BACK in style during my 30’s, I would’ve laughed in your face… guess I should’ve hung onto some of those neon wonders from way back when. Having said that, I think they’ve come A LONG way in terms of fashion + function and as much as I tried to avoid this trend, I am HERE for it because of the practicality, especially for us gals on the go who needs our hands free!

The Updated Belt Bag

Belt Bag by popular Nashville fashion blog, Hello Happiness: image of Natasha Stoneking wearing a puff sweatershirt dress and heart crossbody bag.
Puff Sweatshirt Dress | Heart Crossbody | Arm Candy [use NATASHA20 for 20% off]

The versatility because you can wear them as a crossbody or a belt bag makes this practical for travel and everything else in between. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s taken me a bit to get on board with this current craze, but designers have stepped it up in terms of form + function and I’m now obsessed so for you friends still on the fence, let’s dive in more to the details to see if I can sway and bring you over the belt bag side…

A few things to think about:

Belt Bag by popular Nashville fashion blog, Hello Happiness: image of Natasha Stoneking wearing a Ocean Drive White Terry Sweatshirt, cuttoff shorts, and heart belt bag.
Ocean Drive White Terry Sweatshirt + Cutoff Shorts [HAPPINESS10 for 10% off] | Heart Belt Bag | Reversible Skinny Belt

Make Sure You Buy the Correct Size

I have tried on a ton of belt bags over the past year and it’s been really hard finding one that doesn’t overwhelm my 5’4″ frame. Just be sure you’re buying the right size and if you can, try it on! My beloved heart belt bag came from the kids section and I’m not too sad about it. Helped me save some money and it is FANTASTIC.

Think About the Possibilities

Going hands free has never been so simple… more arm power for toting the groceries, walking the dogs, taking the kids to the park. Just think of this as another option for the everyday bag that’s on trend and convenient!

It’s a Total Two-in-One

Not only is it a belt, but it’s a bag… therefore, cost per use goes down with every use so style it up with every ensemble you can imagine. I know I lusted over the fun design of this heart shaped option, but I’ll probably play it a little safer with my next one so I can make it a little less bold [shocking, right?!?!]. I have a feeling this will be coming with me on all the upcoming travel + trips!

Belt Bag by popular Nashville fashion blog, Hello Happiness: image of Natasha Stoneking wearing a white long sleeve eyelet shirt jeans, Gucci double G belt and heart belt bag.

Ready for the proper assembly of goodies you need to know about if you’re on the hunt for the best belt bag??
Let’s see the lineup:

Belt Bag by popular Nashville fashion blog, Hello Happiness: collage image of belt bags.

1 Mare Belt Bag | 2 Sienna Pack [obsessed with this for spring] | 3 Blythe Sling Bag | 4 Hip Shot DTM Bag [add ID] | 5 Everywhere Bag [a steal fo $38] | 6 Clare V Grande Bag | 7 Magique Belt Bag | 8 Aria Belt Bag | 9 White Leather Belt Bag | 10 Ace Fanny Pack

Do you own a belt bag? Let me know in a comment below!

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