Forever 21 Houndstooth Baker Boy Hat Chanel Strass Brooch Jcrew Red Wool Daphne Coat Jcrew Black Tippi Crewneck Sweater Express White Button Up Shirt Out From Under Urban Outfitters Joggers Zara Paten Leather Ankle Boots Urban Outfitters Convertible Cross Body Bag Sf San Francisco Bay Area Style Fashion Blog Blogger

Fanny Pack Finesse

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Fanny Pack Finesse

Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve posted on here (work has been cray and this moody weather is interrupting my shooting schedule) but I’m back. And even though a LOT has happened in the world of fashion and blogging *cough, cough, Revolve and H&M**, I think I’ve talked about that enough on Instagram already. So let’s get back to the real reason why y’all are here: this outfit. More specifically, my awesome fanny pack!

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Fanny packs or belt bags – whatever you want to call them – are back in a MAJOR way. Pretty much every designer handbag line has created one so you know it must be a big deal. However, your girl isn’t quite ready to drop serious coin on something this trendy. So here’s what I did instead: I converted this crossbody bag by poking extra holes in the strap and cutting off the extra slack that I created. Voila! My own fanny pack. Now some may argue that this bag is way too chic to be a fanny pack. But this is MY fanny pack so you shouldn’t expect anything less😉

When I first decided to style this fanny pack, I immediately thought joggers. At first, I was going to wear my denim joggers from the summer. Meh. Then I thought about camo joggers but I couldn’t find any that I loved. Then I thought about just doing black jeans. I mean, I guess that would work. When all hope was lost, I found these heather black joggers at Urban Outfitters. Yesssss! Full disclosure: I love Urban but I almost NEVER go in there. Well played, Urban. Well played.

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Since I didn’t want to do a “basic” jogger look even with the addition of the fanny pack (you know, with a blazer and a tank top), I forced myself to be a bit more creative. Even though I’m not a huge fan of more preppy/traditional looks, my experience working at J.Crew gave me a new found perspective on it. Who says you can’t wear a button up and a crewneck sweater with joggers to dress them up a bit?! Personal style is all about experimenting with different aesthetics. I just happened to do it in one outfit. I layered a classic button up white shirt with my black Tippi sweater for the top portion of this outfit.

Since this look is black and white, a pop of color was very necessary. So I reached for my beloved red wool coat. You’ve seen me wear this coat day in and day out this fall and winter because I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. It’s the coat I never knew I needed. And if you would have told me that I would buy a red coat last summer, I would have laughed at you! But it’s incredibly versatile! Since I wear so many neutral pieces, it’s the perfect pop of color for any outfit. And I always get compliments on it when I wear it.

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Fanny Pack Accessories

Finally, we have the accessories: the exclamation point on any outfit. These patent leather lace up booties were a recent purchase that I am obsessed with. I’ve worn them with my boyfriend jeans and my teddy bomber jacket to glam up my jeans and a T-shirt look. And for about $50 these were a steal. I’ll definitely have these for years to come! To complete my look (and to cover my grown out roots), I added this houndstooth cabby hat. My hat obsession is real! I’m up to about 5 newsboy/baker boy hats now…and counting! And for an added touch of glam, I pinned my beloved Chanel brooch to the front center of my hat.

I hope this outfit makes you look at fanny packs in a different light. Do you think you’ll give the fanny pack/belt bag trend a try? I’d love to see photos if you do! Tag me in it on IG so I don’t miss it😊

xoxo, CCB

Photography: Sissy CCB

Outfit Details: Forever 21 cabby hat, Chanel brooch, J.Crew coat (currently sold out) and sweater, Express button up shirt, Out From Under joggers, Zara ankle boots, Urban Outfitters convertible crossbody bag

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