This past New York Fashion Week, I had a great time photographing some of the street style that was happening in and around the fashion shows. What I enjoyed most about this experience is finding new trends and seeing current ones come to life. Also, it's great when people's personal style can come to life - when they style pieces in new ways.
Cue the fanny pack. Scratch that. I mean the "Belt Bag".
The belt bag was all over fashion week. There were multiple instances of designer belt bags, with Gucci seeming to lead the way. Some women wore these traditionally, while there was another that wore it as a crossbody. Which way would you choose to wear it?
My fascination with the resurgence of this trend didn't stop there.
During a recent walkthrough of Saks Fifth Avenue, I was strolling through the multi-level store when I stumbled upon a mannequin. She was donning the now infamous belt bag! It was styled, once again, differently than I had seen before - with activewear. On the streets during NYFW, I was seeing the belt bag dressed up to slightly more casual. Now, I saw it styled in a whole new way - with activewear.
The point of this belt bag post?
First of all, it's true - fashion does recycle its trends. Although, one could argue the fanny pack wasn't necessarily a trend.
Secondly, this is another trend that can be geared to your own personal style and worn to fit your needs.
Lastly, proof that fashion should be fun. A fanny pack coming back in style, just rebranded as a belt bag? Love it.
P.S. Why not pair your belt bag with an Adea Modal Tee and a blazer. Make it your own.
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With all of the new fashion coming at us, especially with spring collections hitting the stores, it's easy to get caught up in the latest trends or styling fads. Of course I enjoy breaking them down for you, such as in Fashion Week Street Style Trends or The Belt Bag, but for this post, I decided to go to basics. That is, back to basics with Adea.
We use Italian lingerie sizing for our bodywear and items tend to run small.
Because of the body-hugging nature of the fabric and our body conscious fit most women prefer to wear our layering tops as under-layers. If you are inclined to wear them on their own we suggest you size up. Please email us or give us a call if you have questions about your sizing. We're happy to help you get it right.
Relaxed fit. Wear alone or over any of our layering tees or camisoles.
Please email us or give us a call if you have questions about your sizing. We're happy to help you get it right.
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