How to Nail the Art of Sporting the Bumbag?

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Whether they’re on the Gucci catwalk or papped around the waist of a Kardashian/Jenner, bumbags have been slowly creeping back into fashion consciousness over the past year. Designers such as Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu have reclaimed this bag as a new staple that can be styled as streetwear, classic, or feminine, depending on your mood.


The selection of styles—from designer to highstreet—is dizzying, so what’s a girl to choose? Canvas, nylon, and logoed leather throwbacks all lend a nostalgic streetwear feel to the trend—great for a nod to the ’90s, or giving a twist to otherwise classic looks. Streamlined plain leather versions lend edge to more feminine outfits. Just avoid bags that don’t sit with your silhouette.


According to street-style stars, there’s almost no outfit that’s off-limits when it comes to bumbag pairings. Everything from silk slips to classic tailoring feels cooler with the bag of the season layered on top. Saved By The Bell isn’t the reference you’re going for, though, so avoid yours with a full shell suit.


Thread a refined leather style through the belt loops of your jeans for some preppy polish, or throw an oversized nylon number over one shoulder to exude sporty nonchalance. If you’re wearing a playsuit, dress or blazer, try cinching a bumbag neatly around your waist to enhance your curves.


This article was published in the August 2018 issue of Cosmopolitan India.