How not to rock a fanny pack: like Dwayne Johnson in 1996 complete with turtleneck, silver chain, and mom jeans. How to rock a fanny pack: start by never calling it a fanny pack again (that name opens the door for too many “fashion don’t” connotations that we just can’t shake). Once you’ve adopted a moniker like waist wallet, your next move is seeking out a style that reads more turnt than it does tourist. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hard work of tracking down the chicest, most 2016 belt bags on eBay right now.
Gucci, Chanel, and Alexander Wang have all hopped onboard with the resurgent accessory that offers all the ergonomic benefits of a microbag, but sets your hands free. Clare Vivier, C. Wonder, Michael Kors, Rebecca Minkoff, and Elizabeth & James make some darn impressive and affordable options. So the next time you’re outfit planning for a dance floor, outdoor concert, or sporting event, reach for the accessory that stands for freedom and all that is holy about Carrie Bradshaw in a long sleeve crop top and striped pencil skirt. Because SJP’s Gucci-clad hips didn’t lie, and we’re not lying when we say we can’t wait to get our hands on this hands-off “why have we been resisting for so long?” accessory.