The other day I read a funny article saying that Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar were touting the fanny pack as 2018’s latest fashion trend.
What is it that makes something trendy one year and tacky the next year?
For the record, I’ve been wearing fanny packs for decades. Decades! Even when they were considered uncool.
I didn’t care. I’d forgotten my purse one time too many. After that, I always wore a fanny pack. This way I never had to look for my purse or feel apprehensive when I draped it over a chair on in someone’s home. It was always on me.
I did have friends who made fun of my choice and chided me for being tacky, but I ignored them. Uncool or not, I am a pragmatist at heart. Since the day I started wearing fanny packs I never once forgot my purse, I never had a sore shoulder from lugging a heavy purse, or had anyone try to snatch my bag.
A butt pack had the advantage of being relatively small, which meant I had to be conscientious about what I carried. The one I use has multiple compartments. It’s the epitome of efficiency. Plus the fact it allows me hands-free mobility. That was a huge point in its favor and why I wear them to this day.
I’ve had all kind of waist purses, from leather to nylon, but I’m fond of the tough canvas bags. Like everything else, I’m rough on my wearables.
This year I’m in fashion. Next year, they’ll call me uncool again. Trends! Go figure.
Would you ever wear a fanny pack? Do you like to follow trends?