Festival Season Is On The Horizon & Trust Us, You're Gonna Want A Fanny Pack

Festivals are all fun and games until you have to decide what you're going to pack, how you will do your makeup and hair, and what essentials you will take inside. The days leading up to the event get you excited and anxious about whether you're packing the right things and enough items. We know that the last thing you want to do is find a Target or gas station to buy something you forgot at home.

So, it comes down to laying everything out on your bedroom floor, from outfits to makeup to accessories to shoes. Your suitcase is covered, but where will you keep your mini essentials, like lipgloss, Band-Aids, portable chargers, and sunglasses? You can take a handbag to fit most of your items, but then you have to ensure it's on your shoulder at all times. Or, you can carry a backpack, but then you'll have to be cautious about people behind you sneaking into it. The best option you have is to take a fanny pack.

Fanny packs are perfect for the festival season. They come in different sizes with an adjustable strap to tie them around your waist or wear them as a crossbody. In addition, fanny packs are functional and stylish, making every outfit look better. Here are a few ways to spruce up your festival outfits with a fanny pack.

Match a fanny pack to your 'fit

If you're not a fan of fanny packs but love their functionality, opt for a simple, neutral style that will go with any outfit. Neutral colors are versatile and pair perfectly with bright colors often worn to festivals. For example, this look consists of pink pants and a white furry tube top that matches the shoes and fanny pack. The look is flirty and chic, and the fanny pack around the waist blends in effortlessly.

Bedazzled fanny pack

For the girlies who love to shine, a bedazzled fanny pack can elevate your Coachella 'fit. Instead of buying a mundane bag, look for one that will stand out from everyone else's. A sparkly fanny pack can look good with an all-black outfit, like this black leather skirt and jacket. The silver body chain and makeup jewels also complement the silver fanny pack. Accents can always add a touch of your personality to a neutral outfit.

Opt for a simple style

Festival season can be a wild time. You might lose a few things throughout the day, so you'll want to ensure you don't pack things you're afraid of losing, and that goes for your fanny pack as well. Fanny packs can sometimes get lost or stolen if you don't take care of them. So, buying a simple and cheaper style can be the way to go and still look stunning with your outfit. For example, wearing a fun printed dress with a plain snappable fanny pack and sneakers is stylish and economical.

Turn your crossbody into a fanny pack

If you don't want to buy a fanny pack because you don't like the styles or don't have time, you can turn your crossbody into a fanny pack. Some crossbody bags have a chain strap that you can wrap around your waist twice, and it'll stay in place, so you don't have to wear it loosely on your shoulder or across your front. As seen in the photo, you can wrap your black crossbody around your waist and display the bag perfectly on your hip, where it's easily accessible.

Glow-in-the-dark fanny pack

For those who enjoy a lot of colors, go for a glow-in-the-dark fanny pack that will light up with you everywhere you roam in the festival. You can match them to your outfit or make them your statement piece. For example, the all-blue outfit and hair match the blue fiber optic fanny pack, making the entire outfit feel electric. The clothing brand MDNT carries the fiber optic fanny pack, where you can control what color you want your bag to be or let the colors change independently with the sound-reactive setting on the app.