Fanny packs are back. More than just a festival season must-have, fanny packs are the perfect everyday accessory that adds some flavor to your fit. Dads everywhere rejoice.
Story by Kennedy Williams
Fanny packs are the latest cringe-worthy item that have become cool again. From clunky, dad-inspired tennis shoes to the velour tracksuits that every girl in middle school had to have, what used to be wrong is now right. Fanny packs are now back in your sartorial repertoires.
The fanny pack of 2017 is not your mom or dad’s beloved accessory of the ‘80s and ‘90s, although everyone secretly has a little love for those neon pouches of yesterday. While the mere sight of fanny packs conjure memories of dreadfully long family road trips and “Saved By the Bell” reruns, rest assured that today’s fanny pack is a distant relative to those that came before it. Now it is more streamlined on a high-end wave.
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Brands such as Valentino have deemed them “waist satchels.” Whether you refer to them as waist satchels, hip bags or fanny packs, the accessories are being welcomed everywhere from the runways to the streets.
Other brands like Coach and Louis Vuitton are adding a cooler, more composed twist on the classic. Minimalist fanny packs are the it-item; the fewer zippers the better.
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Gucci created fanny pack perfection with their take on the classic. Allowing the once casual accessory to become more sleek. Try pairing yours with a more formal outfit.
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As the perfect in-between for backpacks and wallets, the fanny pack is a practical accessory that works in almost any setting. Gone are the days when fanny packs were only worn around the waste. They are now worn across the back or over the chest as haphazard “sling packs.” Grime hero Skepta has an appreciation for them. So does the ever-trendy A$AP Rocky.
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Wearing a fanny pack unquestionably makes a statement. They have adopted a power that raises the cool factor of every outfit. However, they are also extremely practical, especially for those whose clothes never seem to have enough pockets.