Thank you, Sheila Marquez.

When I wrote about the fanny pack being a desirable item again, there was plenty of skepticism; and rightly so, for ‘fanny pack’, ‘bum bag’ or whatever your national label of choice happens to be, it’s bound to be a dirty word. No thanks to the 80s and 90s. So what we termed it instead was a modern, luxury take: the belt purse. And as well as the critics there have also been, in a few short months, nearly 900 Facebook likes to my post and counting, giving credence to the belt purse as a covetable accessory in 2011.

Now the other factor in all of this, of course, is the quality of the accessory itself, and how it’s worn. Get it wrong and the 90s will call to ask for its horrendous mistakes back (please). Get it right and you’ll stand out as doing something unique, chic and yet oddly classic. Enter Sheila Marquez, getting it right.

fanny pack street style

Snapped by Hanneli in this casual-cool ensemble, the bright red pop of belt purse goodness adds an extra something.

What do you think of the fanny pack / belt purse? Follow that link for more examples and feel free to comment.

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