Help! I Want A Belt Bag (aka Fanny Pack)
I recall the moment when it happened...the moment when I realized I would soon join the belt bag/ fanny pack crowd. I was at a thrift store going through the belts and there was a shiny surprise hidden within the worn leather belts. I pulled it out and it was a beautiful silver holographic belt and attached to it was a mini bag. I thought to myself, "Should I buy this? Am I ready for this? Will I wear this?" Sadly, I did not buy the bag and I still think about it. I never thought there would be a point in my life in which I deeply regretted not buying a belt with a bag on it (first world problems).
I thought to myself how awesome it would be not to have a strap weighing down my shoulders. I even made up scenarios in which I was at a music fest during the summer with my awesome belt bag. How is it that I am now suddenly obsessed with something that I always believed was a fashion faux pas? I know how! It's because of all those street style stars that make it look so dang good!!
I wonder, will I be able to pull it off as well as these style stars? When I eventually get my "bumbag", will I regret it? I think the answer to both questions is a big ol' maybe.
It's times like this that I remember my love for fashion and its fads. Although I do not participate in many trends I love looking back on trends from when I was younger and thinking to myself, "when will this come back?" For example, scrunchies! Yes, I never thought it would happen but those are sneaking back onto the ponytails of many people. Last time I was at free people they have a large selection of scrunchies AND banana clips!
Lastly, I may be looking too far into this but I think it's a sign of growth and confidence when we find ourselves trying things we previously wouldn't. There are many trends I wanted to try in the past but didn't because I felt I wasn't confident enough to pull it off or I was worried I would stand out too much. I'm slowly getting over that because I'm realizing life is too short to constantly worry about if your new fanny pack will be accepted by the everyone. If you want to wear a dang fanny pack, WEAR IT!!!