For fashionistas who view the once dreaded fanny pack as a horrific accessory left over from the days of 1980s excess, Spring 2017’s latest trend may surprise you. For the season ahead, the fanny pack returned to the catwalks, this time around as a modern and wearable accessory. If you’re looking for a hands-free alternative to the clutch or satchel, perhaps consider bringing the fanny pack into your spring wardrobe. Look no further than these tips for rocking this piece all season long.

Casual Chic

Merging the trends of athleisure and 1980s fashion, this look from the Rag Bone runway just may be a versatile look for the weekend. The slick black pleather fanny pack contrasts against the navy blue textured hoodie, while the loose track pants complete the outfit. Meanwhile, the thick straps and open toes of the sandals add a rebellious, edgy aesthetic and also match perfectly with the fanny pack.

Work Wear

If you’re wondering how to transform the fanny pack into a business essential, look no further than the Jil Sander catwalk. Try slipping on a light brown or cognac leather fanny pack for a sleek, stylish option. Style your pouch with a coordinating skirt or pair of culottes, and add ankle strap heels for a finishing touch. To take the neutral outfit to new heights, add a beige collared shirt and an oversized crepey blouse with a slight V-neckline.

Evening

For an evening take on the trend, think of the metallic envelope clutch, but revamped with a thin waist strap (as spotted at Kenzo). Accessorize this clutch with high-waisted army green culottes and a matching silky green blouse. Add dangling statement earrings and navy blue peep toe pumps with delicate ankle straps, and get ready for a night on the town.

Photos: Vogue Runway 

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