The fanny pack, spotted on many a travellers’ waists through the’80s and ’90s, is back! And it’s thanks in no small part to the design update luxury brands like Gucci and Alexander Wang, and cult streetwear brand Supreme, have given this formerly dorky-looking bag.

Call it what you want - ‘belt bag’, ‘waist bag’ or ‘hip bag’ – this new, improved fanny pack is being worn by everyone from Alia Bhatt, Disha Patni and Deepika Padukone, to her boyfriend Ranveer Singh and Bollywood’s newest fashion icon, Karan Johar.

Here’s how to wear the trend.

Step 1: Buy (literally) into the year’s hottest trend.

Westside’s Autumn/Winter collection includes a series of fanny packs that are worth trying on. Pick a bold colour, if you really want to make a statement.

Step 2: Strap it to your waist or – and this is in vogue – across your shoulders.

While Deepika Padukone has been snapped wearing it around her waist, international It Girls including Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have worn it over the shoulder, like a crossbody bag.

Step 3: Head out and have fun.

It’s the perfect accessory to use to add an irreverent, fun twist to your outfit. Wear it anywhere – to lunch with your friends, a movie, or even a night out.


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