Have you noticed how many more women are carrying crossbody bags or belt bags lately? Due to the pandemic, many of us do not want to set our purse down in grocery carts, on dining tables or on a friend’s patio. The “it bag” is a small but stylish bag we can carry hands-free that will fit our essentials, including our mask, hand sanitizer and maybe a few Chlorox wipes.
Crossbody bags continue to be very popular with many shapes and sizes to choose from. Belt bags, also known as fanny packs, were considered unfashionable and dated for many years, but now almost every designer has included one in their Fall 2020 collection. Even my twenty-something daughter who used to laugh at mine has been carrying one! Belt bags can be worn so many different ways – around the waist slightly off to one side, sitting lower on one hip, draped over a shoulder with the bag either in front or in back. If you haven’t tried one yet, now is a great time! For convenience, consider storing several of your favorite bags in your mudroom or kitchen drawer so you can swap them out easily. Below are some fun new styles to add some cheer to your outfits.
This denim belt bag by Herschel Supply will match every outfit. The gold zipper adds a nice punch. Also in black.
Think Royln makes beautiful trendy quilted bags and this Chelsea convertible belt bag hits all the high notes. Wear it as a belt bag today, and as a crossbody tomorrow! I love the striped web straps and the exterior zip pocket will be perfect for your cell phone.
The Micro Sutton bag by MZ Wallace is designed for versatility with double handles and a removable crossbody strap. If you like a larger bag, this is a great option. New for Fall 2020 is this beautiful indigo tie dye pattern which is so on-trend and will look great with denim. Available in several other patterns as well as solid colors.
Light in weight but heavy on style, the Metro Belt Bag by MZ Wallace has enough room for your cell phone and other small necessities. It is foldable, rollable and packable – perfect for travel. Available in solids and prints.
This faux-leather wallet on string crossbody bag from A New Day by Target may only fit your cell phone and a couple of other items, but you will look very hip carrying it. Small bags like this one were seen all over the Fall 2020 runways. A great budget friendly bag at $18.99
Also from A New Day by Target, this fanny pack looks much more expensive than it is. With lots of 5 star reviews, it makes a great gift for your daughter or girlfriend too.
The Bennett Fanny Pack by State is an influencer favorite. For every bag purchased, the company helps American families in need. Their leather style is currently waitlisted, but this cotton canvas dip is on sale this week. Style this with all your black outfits. Also available in black mesh.
The Essential Crossbody bag from Mark and Graham is made from high quality leather and is a best seller. It can be personalized and comes in 6 colors. I especially love it in this camel color for fall.
Madewell’s Transport Camera Bag is cool, convenient and customizable with two strap styles to choose from. One is in leather, and the other is wide and webbed. Bonus – you can swap out the strap for a completely different look.
The Everywhere Belt Bag from Lululemon is a best seller and can be wiped down easily. It includes a second zippered pocket in the back to secure your valuables. Available in 13 colors right now! One of my favorite belt bags.