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How to Wear a Fanny Pack: 6 Ways to Style the Crossbody Bag

Learn how to wear a fanny pack like a pro, whether you're running errands, grabbing dinner, or heading to a workout.

Written by
Calin Van Paris

Fanny packs used to be something of a style faux pas—now, they're a closet essential. But if you're trying to determine how to wear a fanny pack, you're in good company. Simply strapping this new guard of crossbody bag around your waist as a mode of convenience won't do. Once you find your perfect purse, you have to find the perfect look.

Fortunately, shopping for a sustainable fanny pack is easy an easy feat. Once you select your new hands-free accessory, check out these easy ways to build an ensemble around it. Seriously... Who knew that fanny packs would evolve into a styling centerpiece?

How to Wear a Fanny Pack: 6 Ways to Style the Multi-Purpose Bag

Offer your favorite roomy tee some form with an oversize fanny pack. Choose a contrasting color or an out-of-the-box texture to offset your go-to basics without sacrificing in comfort (or style).

Forget the statement necklace—a small, printed fanny pack layered atop a dress and a light jacket provides any autumnal outfit with a little extra oomph. All while holding your lipgloss!

A balanced silhouette, mixed patterns, chunky sandals—all that's missing is a streetwear-ready fanny pack swinging nonchalantly from one shoulder.

Whether you're headed to the gym or a coffee run, your coordinated athleisure looks even better—and put-together—with a front-slung fanny pack.

Belts, begone! Business casual gets a modern (and undeniably cool) upgrade when a belt-and-tuck is replaced by a fanny pack.

No matter your style, a monochrome approach works every time. Finish your single-hued outfit with a fanny pack in a coordinating color for a wash of easy chic.