7 Reasons To Rock The Fanny Pack This Summer

by Katharine McEntee

If you think fanny packs aren’t fashionable, think again; Sarah Jessica Parker and Rachel Zoe are just a few of the trendsetters who happily rock the fanny pack from time to time. While I think those two style stars are reason enough to get with the trend, I’ve come up with seven more awesome reasons to wear a fanny pack this summer.

Fanny packs have been making a comeback for a while now, and for good reason — they are versatile, hands free, and due to a few recent updates, they aren’t bad on the eyes either. Just think about it: How great would it be to never have to worry about losing your purse, or having your phone fall out of your pocket? While I know there is a lot of hate out there about this super functional carryall, I definitely think the positives outweigh the negatives.

With the '90s trend resurfacing and the normcore trend still going strong, it was only a matter of time till the fanny pack came back, too. So before you completely knock the style, give it a try or at least hear me out, and scroll down to see the seven reasons why you should rock the fanny pack this summer.

1. It's A Style Statement

Fanny packs are no longer just for tourists and dads. They come in so many shapes, colors, and sizes that they are now a fashion statement. Sling one over a floral midi or belt one around your jacket to add some extra style to an otherwise normal outfit.

2. They Are Completely Hands-Free

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Whether you are dancing around at a festival or waving your hands in the air at Disney Land, no one wants to worry about a purse when they are having fun. This hands-free pouch will keep all your belongings safe so you can have a carefree time this summer.

3. If Chanel Makes Them, They Must Be Fashionable

Chanel and Celine, two of the most prestigious handbag designers out there, make different versions of the fanny pack. So to all the fanny pack haters who think the super functional belt bag isn't fashionable, think again!

4. You Wont Lose Anything

No need to rummage through your giant tote or backpack! Fanny packs sit around your waist so that you can easily see into the pouch and find your goodies at a moment's notice.

5. Trendsetters Are Sporting Them

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While doing something just because other people are isn't usually the best reason, this time it is! Jared Leto, Rachel Zoe, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Richie, and Mathew McConaughey are just a few of the celebrities who have taken a liking to the fashionable belt bag. Who wouldn't want to be part of this cool crew?

6. They Are Comfortable And Lightweight

Don't hurt your back by slinging your purse over one shoulder or carrying a heavy backpack. Instead, opt for a lightweight and comfortable belt bag. If you have a lot of activities planned or are running errands all day, a fanny pack will take the weight off your shoulders.

7. They Are Less Likely To Get Stolen

OK, so I don't know if this is actually true, but you'd think someone wouldn't be as likely to grab a bag that's attached to your body. Also, since it is attached to your body, you can keep a close watch on your personal items, unlike cross-body bags that hang to your side and are victim to accidentally spilling out or being grabbed.

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