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FLANNELS Five: Of The Best Belt Bags

FLANNELS Five: Of The Best Belt Bags

A belt bag is one of SS19’s cult buys with big-name fashion houses from Gucci to Valentino giving it an elevated upgrade for SS19. The low-key accessory has had a notable presence on the fashion circuit for a while, but the new season’s refined take on the streetwear staple has seen them transform into something elegant and chic. Wear with prairie dresses, sharp tailoring and silk midi skirts for a hands-free look that will take you from dawn to dusk.

Black elather and sliver studded Valentino belt bag with pocket

VALENTINO ROCKSTUD

Dress up your favourite jeans with Valentino’s punk-chic Rockstud belt bag. Black leather and silver hardware make this versatile piece perfect for day or night. A rock ‘n’ roll way to carry your essentials without the hassle of a redundant strap – ‘coz handles are so last season.

A tan leather Burberry belt bag with a metal TB logo clasp and buckle fastening

BURBERRY TB BAG

Straight out of Riccardo Tisci’s hotly-anticipated first collection for the great British institution that is Burberry, this TB logo belt bag ticks all of the new season’s boxes. Tan leather? Check. Refined silhouette? Check. An investment piece from one of the most talked-about debut collections of the year? Check. And not a Burberry check in sight.

MCM tan leather monogrammed oval shaped belt bag Essential original Visetos

MCM ORIGINAL BELT BAG

More akin to a retro waist-cincher than the other styles in this edit, MCM’s Original Viestos belt bag has all of the hallmarks of a late ‘90s throwback. Wear with vintage tie-dye, pastel-coloured sportswear and platform sandals for a super-sweet take on the season’s trend for California-inspired dressing.

Saint Laurent Kate belt bag in black leather with YSL logo clasp

SAINT LAURENT KATE

A souped-up version of the standard evening clutch, add a point of difference to your eveningwear ensemble by pairing this elegant boxy belt bag by Saint Laurent with floor-skimming dresses and sequin-embellished pieces. Alternatively, use it to elevate your everyday denim with a pair of black leather boots and big earrings.

Gucci Ophidia belt bag in GG canvas with red and green Gucci web stripe

GUCCI OPHIDIA

As much a favourite of the fashion cognoscenti as it is the street style set, Gucci’s Ophidia belt bag combines haute Italian styling with modern fashion appeal. Wear with an oversized sweatshirt and thigh-high boots or tone it down in tonal shades of beige.