When it comes to festivals and other summer events, I hate carrying purses, pockets are never deep enough, and I'm not in school anymore so carrying a backpack feels weird. IMO, Fanny packs are the perfect music festival accessory. You're not going to set it down when you're dancing and lose your stuff, and you don't have to worry about people stealing out of your backpack when it's behind you. When you're spending a long period of time outside, you're going to get some sun. I don't know about you, but I'm not the biggest fan of backpack tan lines.
My first fanny pack had a bejeweled Winnie the Poo on it, and the thought of a fanny pack probably evokes the bad taste of neon and your childhood. But fanny packs don't have to be the lifeless hip dangling bags of your '90s nightmares. They've graced runway shows, celebrities have been seen wearing them, and major stores like Forever21 are carrying them again.
If you need the perfect place to carry your essentials to a music festival this year, look no further than these stylish fanny packs. And no, that's not an oxymoron. Here are your new go-to festival fanny packs.
1Buckled Faux Leather Fanny Pack
This is a great foray into the world of fanny packs, because the buckle detail makes it seem like a belt.
2Z and L Europe Fanny Pack
If you want a more boho-style bag, this bag is full of fun details like a horn shaped closure.
3Mi-Pac Fanny Pack Iridescent Fanny Pack
If you want to lean away from boho and go for something you could take to a rave, this iridescent fanny pack is ideal.
4Skinnydip Blush Faux Fur Fanny Pack
You don't have to wear your fanny pack on your waist either.
5Reclaimed Vintage Embroidered Fanny Pack
This is the fanny pack of my dreams.
6Quilted Faux Leather Fanny Pack
You could even wear this one to a fancier event.
7Vans Denim Belt Bag
This one by Vans is a classic throwback.
8Kat Suede Sling Belt Bag
This is perfect if you don't want to call it a fanny pack.
9Herschel Supply Co. Tour Belt Bag
This simple one from Herschel is sure to last you through a few seasons.
10Rainbow Canvas Belt Bag
This cute little rainbow pack is on sale.
Watermelon Bumbag, $31.87, Etsy
Use this cute watermelon shaped fanny pack to store your festival snacks.
12adidas Originals Cross Body
Men can rock fanny packs too.
13Shiny Belt Bag
This shiny belt bag is the perfect shiny addition to your festival wardrobe.
14Black Leather Belt Bag
This bag is so simple and sturdy it will work with any festival outfit and hold your things.