While I'm a girl who can appreciate a practical, well-designed, and altogether gorgeous purse, I'd be lying if I said I loved carrying a handbag everywhere I go. Though a backpack is a stylish and sizable alternative, I'm a major supporter of the fanny pack, especially during the summer, when you only need the bare necessities.
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure how I got to the point of needing something to haul my things everywhere I go — I blame the lack of roomy pockets in women's pants. During the summer, my necessities hardly require the daily tote I carry. I've got my keys, wallet, lip balm, and maybe my sunglasses. All of these items can fit into a handy fanny pack!
That's the beauty of a fanny pack. You can keep all your necessities with you at just an arm's reach. Not only will you have easy access to your things, but you'll also know exactly where you have everything. And yes, you can wear them and still look amazing.
Now to be fair, fanny packs have oftentimes gotten a bad rep for being the quintessential tourist carry-all or — dare I say it — the vacation dad purse. But in defense of the fanny pack, here are some trendy ones you'll be excited to wear this summer. Like the scrunchie, I'm bringing back the fanny pack.