by Rebekah Rhoden in New Fashion on Wednesday 1 May 2013

Waist bags (‘fanny packs’ to our American friends) aren’t just meant to be paired with mum jeans and tourist t-shirts anymore. Notable names in fashion such as Rachel Zoe, Lacoste, and DKNY are bringing back this iconic accessory in a stylish new way. Gone are the unfortunate days of bulky plastic clasps and chaotic patterns.

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This retro-inspired fashion trend has been seen on the runway at London Fashion Week, and TopShop is offering a wide variety of these packs. The waist bag is available in many different styles ranging from edgy to laid-back, and it looks great worn low around the waist with boots or even over a loose sweater. It’s a convenient and surprisingly trendy way to add some variety to your style.