Fall has arrived, and the season calls for experimenting with fresh new pieces. Just look to some of the biggest trendsetters of the moment for inspiration: Bella Hadid has been pushing combat boots, Margot Robbie rocking flared jeans, and Rihanna even reviving the matching tank and cardigan set. But those propositions aside, there’s yet to be a standout bag trend embraced by celebrities for fall—until now! Yesterday, Hailey Bieber stepped out in Los Angeles with a very unexpected bag idea: meet the designer fanny pack.
Popular in the ’90s, the fanny pack is thought of as a pragmatic—if even slightly dad-ish—accessory. But over the past few seasons, designer labels have been reinventing the piece, adding luxurious finishes onto the hands-free style, such as supple leathers and graphic hardware. Bieber is clearly on board with the look: she hit the streets sporting Louis Vuitton’s New Wave Bumbag, which features quilted leather and the label’s signature gold LV clasp. She further elevated it with a little runway-worthy styling, wearing the piece cross-body instead of around the waist. Bieber’s outfit also put all the focus on her bag: she wore a discreet silky two-piece set by Nanushka and clean white low-top sneakers. Still, there were finishing flourishes that made the whole moment feel majorly fashun: her signature Jennifer Fisher hoops and snake-rimmed sunglasses, by Gentle Monster x Alexander Wang, being a prime example.
So, is it officially time to trade your trusty tote or chic top-handle bag for a fabulous fanny pack? There are plenty of options on the market to test out, so why not—just be sure to dress it up, à la Bieber. Nobody wants to look like they’re wearing a ’90s reject, after all.
Originally Appeared on Vogue