The festival-favourite bum bag has shaken off its party-girl status and re-emerged as the chicest accessory in your SS19 collection. Grown up, pared back and worn with nonchalance, the belt bag is here to stay. Layered with the coats of now or cinching summer’s dresses, here’s how to wear the belt bag trend for the new season – along with cross-body phone cases for your masterclass in hands-free styling. Read on…
Go to Waist
Look, no hands! Secured over trousers or dresses, the belt bag sets you free – and scores as many practicality points as it does fashion kudos. Keep things cool, minimal and versatile with a single block colour, whether that’s a statement pop of yellow or suits-all black. Don’t be afraid to team yours with city-smart blazers and trousers: the new iterations of the belt bag are made for tailoring.
Hold the Phone
You want your phone within reach at all times, but you’re fed up of holding your phone. The solution? Sling it over your shoulder with a phone purse. Whether snapping candid holiday moments or filming gigs on your stories, the case-on-a-cord is essential for the Instagram age. For something a little more discreet, choose pouches with room for cards and cash.
Ahead of the Curve
We’re embracing our curves this season: with crescent shapes leading the way among the style set. Real leather is the choice of luxe-lovers, while woven textures and tan hues tie in with the neutral tones of now. Use yours to cinch a winter coat while it’s still the go-to layer, and wear over day dresses as warmth sets in.