How to Style a Fanny Pack

Dana Kind of Day
by Dana Kind of Day

Let’s talk fanny packs. The accessory that is also a bag, or should I say the bag that is also an accessory? Trendy, quirky, different, and great for storing stuff in, but a bit tricky to style. No worries though, because I’m here to give you six outfit ideas of how you can wear one.

Style a fanny pack

Outfit 1

The first outfit I decided to go with is casual and comfy yet also pretty. I love the oversized sweatshirt, and the over-the-shoulder fanny pack jazzes it up a bit and makes it look more interesting. As you can see from my outfit, a fanny pack doesn’t just need to be worn around the waist - you can also wear it the same way you’d wear a handbag. Wearing it over-the-shoulder is bound to add a touch of glam to your look.

How to style a fanny pack

Outfit 2

The next outfit is a little more casual but still dressed up; the loafers keep it looking smart. It’s a great look for meeting up with girlfriends or running errands.

Styling a fanny pack

Outfit 3

This third look is a bit more dressy, and I feel that you could wear this to work. I love how joggers and blazers go together and because these joggers are leather, they elevate the look a bit more. The fanny pack here is worn like a belt, and it adds a little more definition to your waist.

Easy fanny pack style

Outfit 4

This outfit is great for vacation. You can carry your things around in the fanny pack and have your hands free to snap photographs. I can’t wait to go somewhere!

Basic fanny pack style

Outfit 5

This is a more easy summer/spring look, which is great for going on a stroll with girlfriends or your partner. The fanny pack here contrasts nicely with the lighter colors of the outfit.

Fanny pack outfit ideas

Outfit 6

This is a perfect travel outfit. It’s really comfy but still relaxed and stylish. Pop your keys, phone, and purse into the fanny pack, and you can be out of the house in no time.

There you have it, six different outfit ideas to inspire you. So is the fanny pack an accessory, or is it a bag? The answer is both. It will jazz up any outfit, and you can store your essentials in it at the same time. You get the best of both worlds. So dig out that fanny pack from the back of your wardrobe and throw it on!

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  • K Annie Park K Annie Park on Mar 18, 2021

    that's where mine is--at the back of the closet. glad i didn't donate it after the last time they were trendy. thanks so much for the ideas.

  • Debra Debra on Apr 25, 2023

    I am pretty sure that I have 2 fanny packs in a big container in my bedroom closet with my purses. Because I forgot that I bought the first one and ordered the second one. 🙃