The newest trend in bags is fanny-tastic.

Ok, that was a terrible joke. But, I wasn’t lying about the trend. The 2018 bag trend that we can’t stop talking about: belt bags AKA fanny packs. Whatever you call it, there’s no denying that these hands-free bags are making a huge comeback on runways and streetways alike.

Belt bags are basically just micro bags attached to a belt, designed to be worn around your waist or over a blazer or coat. To sum it up succinctly, they’re the more polished, glamorous version of the controversial fanny pack.

No longer a tacky accessory reserved for 80’s and 90’s mom and pop tourists, the new era of belt bags marries luxury with utility. But, don’t worry, those of you whose personal style more resembles the colorful, athletic styles of past decades. Designers like adidas and even Balenciaga have created belt bags in the more traditional fanny pack sense to go with your athleisure looks.

Styling isn’t just contained to the classic belted bag, either. Fashion models like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have been seen rocking these micro bags slung across their waists or even their chests like a crossbody. Even designers like Gucci and Chanel have decked out their runway shows with their take on the iconic bag.

The best part? Adding a belt bag to your look not only allows you to be hands-free, but adds an extra ounce of style to any outfit. Whether you need to dress up a t-shirt and jeans or add a quirky touch to a dress, throwing on an embellished or logoed belt bag throws a trendy tint onto any outfit.

Channel your inner 80s-90s superstar and rock the versatile belt bag in any number of styles to instantly up your fashion street cred.

Contact your Staples Representative today to discuss how trends can transform your brand.