If you’ve been keeping an eye on the latest trends, you’ve probably noticed that belt bags have taken over. These bags are typically worn as a crossbody bag, and they’re a convenient accessory that has quickly become a must-have item. Not only are belt bags incredibly popular at the moment, but they’re so practical for everyday life. With a variety of colors and styles, belt bags allow you to carry your personal items in a fashionable and functional way. Today, I’m sharing a round-up of different ways to wear a belt bag. Let’s jump in!

How To Wear a Belt Bag


Lululemon Belt Bag Review

If there was one trend that I was sure died in the 90’s, it was the fanny pack, now known as the belt bag. It’s true that everything truly comes back around when it comes to fashion trends. When I..

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Statement Piece

When it comes to styling a belt bag, it can be treated as the statement piece of your outfit. If you go for a minimalistic or neutral-colored belt bag, it can seamlessly blend with various looks. But if you go for a more bold and vibrant design, make it the focal point of your look. Curious about the details of the belt bag itself? See my full review on the Lululemon fanny pack.

Athleisure Companion

Pairing a belt bag with athleisure and other street-style pieces is a match made in comfort and convenience heaven. The combination of the functionality of a hands-free bag and the style it provides by being on trend makes the belt bag an essential accessory for your active and casual outfits.

Leggings and Biker Shorts

Leggings and biker shorts go hand in hand with belt bags. In most cases, the pockets on both biker shorts and leggings aren’t big enough to hold your essentials like your phone, keys, and wallet. And some biker shorts and leggings don’t have a pocket at all. But, adding a leather belt bag to your outfit with biker shorts or leggings allows you to hold all of your necessary go-to items in a stylish and convenient way.

Tennis Skirts and Dresses

For a sporty and feminine look, consider pairing your belt bag with a tennis skirt or dress. The flared silhouette of tennis skirts creates a playful and flattering look when combined with a belt bag. Complete the outfit with a fitted top or a cropped tee and your favorite pair of sneakers for a stylish and functional outfit.


Sneakers are the ultimate shoe choice for an outfit with a belt bag. Whether you’re styling it with athleisure, leggings, tennis skirts, or dresses, sneakers add a sporty and casual vibe to your overall look. Choose classic white sneakers for a clean and versatile option, or experiment with bold and colorful sneakers to make a statement. The combination of sneakers and a belt bag creates a cohesive and trendy outfit, perfect for everyday wear or casual outings.

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Belt Bag Outfit Ideas

Belt Bag with a Tennis Skirt Set

Create a sporty and stylish look by pairing a tennis skirt set with a belt bag. This matching set with the scalloped details is one of my absolute favorites, and it’s affordable too. For more coverage, I added this white top and did a little front tuck. Complete the outfit with a pair of white sneakers or athletic shoes depending on what you have planned. For hiking to this stunning waterfall, I certainly needed durability!

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Belt Bag with a Vest and Joggers

For an outfit that’s on trend, layer a vest over a simple top and pair it with joggers. Select a lightweight and structured vest that allows for the belt bag to fit on top, or right underneath the vest. Don’t forget to finish off the outfit with a pair of sneakers, and not only socks like I have on here! This combination of a vest, joggers, and a belt bag strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style, ideal for a casual day of running errands or meeting a friend for coffee.

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Belt Bag with a Pullover and Leggings

Achieve the ultimate cozy and stylish look by pairing a pullover with leggings and a belt bag. Choose a cozy and slightly oversized pullover in a neutral color and combine it with high-waisted leggings for a flattering silhouette. Position the belt bag over one shoulder for style and convenience. Complete the look with a pair of sneakers to head out the door.

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Belt Bag with a Bodysuit and Joggers

Create a sleek and streamlined look by pairing a fitted bodysuit with joggers, complemented by a belt bag. Choose a form-fitting bodysuit in a solid color and combine it with comfortable joggers for a stylish athleisure vibe. For this look, I went for a full monochrome color scheme, even with the belt bag, and I really like how it turned out. This combination effortlessly blends comfort, style, and functionality, making it perfect for various occasions, from casual outings to relaxed gatherings.

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Belt bag with a sleeveless dress

To create a chic and casual look with a belt bag, consider pairing it with this sleeveless dress from Nordstrom. This combination balances elegance and comfort effortlessly. Add a pair of sneakers for a laid-back vibe, perfect for weekend outings or a day in the city. Top off the ensemble with a straw hat, not only to protect you from the sun but also to add an extra layer of style.

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Belt bag with athletic dress and sweater

For a chic, athletic look, pair a belt bag with an athletic dress to blend fashion with functionality, offering a hands-free solution while maintaining a sleek silhouette. Alternatively, for a more casual, everyday style, wear your belt bag over a cozy sweater paired with your favorite sneakers. This combination not only adds a sporty edge to your outfit but also keeps your essentials easily accessible, proving that comfort and fashion can indeed go hand in hand.

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And if you’re looking to style a designer bag in a similar fashion to the belt bag, see my post on my everyday designer bag.

Styling belt bags is not only about convenience and functionality but belt bags also offer the opportunity to elevate your outfit. Whether you’re going for a sporty athleisure look or a casual and cozy vibe, a belt bag proves to be a versatile and effortless accessory.

What’s your favorite way to style a belt bag? Let me know in the comments below!



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