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8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a ’90s style icon

Text: Tina Tshangela

The belt bag, also known as a fanny pack or moon bag, is a trend that has flown through fashion from ’80s aerobics, to ’90s hip-hop streetwear, all the way to the latest spring-summer 2018 fashion shows. If you’re keen to try the trend but don’t know where to start, we’ve got eight great ideas for you to try!

8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a '90s style icon
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1 Rude girl attitude

Follow Drew Barrymore’s lead and combine evening wear with distressed pieces. We loved this ’90s look where she paired a tailored waistcoat with ripped shorts and a statement fanny pack. Mix similar items together to bring out your inner badass in a flash.

8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a '90s style icon
Photography: IMaxTree

2 Add a little Sporty Spice

Loved the sports-luxe looks from the Fenty Puma by Rihanna’s SS18 runway? The belt bag is the simplest way to try the trend. Pair yours with leggings or joggers in a similar shade for a more put-together outfit.

8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a '90s style icon
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3 Cross your heart

Lisa Lopes, former member of TLC, was seen on most of the group’s stage performances with a fanny pack, often worn across her chest. Wear yours in the same way and keep your prized possessions close to your heart. 

8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a '90s style icon
Photography: IMaxTree

4 Go all out safari

Rock a safari-inspired belt bag with a glamorous dress, like this look from Salvatore Ferragamo’s SS18 collection. A brown leather belt bag will elevate your favourite animal print dress in an instant, and bring out your wilder fashion side too.

8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a '90s style icon

5 Show it off

Get inspired by one of fashion’s legends: Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. In this iconic scene, she sports a midriff-baring crop top with a pencil skirt and a moon bag. No wonder Mr Big couldn’t resist.

8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a '90s style icon
Photography: IMaxTree

6 Graphic match

If you’re not big on prints, a patterned moon bag is a cool way to add interest to your ensemble. As seen on House of Holland’s SS18 catwalk, use your bag to highlight a colour in your outfit – it’s less contrived matchy-matchy and more instant couture glam!

8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a '90s style icon
Photography: Twitter/@sahloane

7 Cool mom

Take a leaf from Goldie Hawn’s fashion book for a relaxed street-style look. A simple fanny pack with a pair of mom jeans and a bodysuit checks all the right boxes: sexy, cool and ’90s-inspired. Talk about a hot mama!

8 Ways to wear your belt bag like a '90s style icon
Photography: IMaxTree

8 Like the legends

Gucci is the king of fanny packs, so why not reference the legends themselves? At their SS18 fashion show, they teamed tailored moon bags with ethereal, flowing dresses for an intriguing juxtaposition of fluidity and structure.

Feeling inspired? Then hurry and shop our favourite moon bags here!

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