#1: Pair with a standout skirt

A fanny pack can complement an eye-catching skirt very well, such as this multi-coloured, metallic midi skirt. Finish off the look with a more muted sweater (or the outfit might become too overwhelming) and add one or two interesting accessories, like a pair of oversized shades.

Alice + Olivia silk-blend skirt, US$762 (S$1,003), www.net-a-porter.com
Gucci leather belt bag, €980 (S$1,588), www.mytheresa.com
Prada metal and acetate sunglasses, $675, www.farfetch.com

#2: Go Parisian chic

Parisian women know what they are doing when it comes to fashion, so it makes sense for us to take some style cues from them. Pair a fanny pack with a structured blazer, a timeless black turtleneck sweater and the inevitable beret (all French classics) and look oh-so-chic.

Pu belt bag, $39.90, Zara
Linen-blend jacket, $74.95, H&M
Wool-blend beret, $26.90, Topshop

#3: Elevate your basics

A fanny pack, being such a strong statement piece, can also help to bring a simpler outfit up a notch. In this case, the belt bag ties together a basic white tee and denim mini skirt combo. Show of your legs with some thigh-high boots.

Marvais leather and suede belt bag, www.modaoperandi.com
Denim skirt, $69.90, Zara
Stuart Weitzman suede boots, $1,146, www.farfetch.com

#4: An evening look

Who says a fanny pack can’t make for the perfect accessory for a party outfit? In this case, a sporty belt bag is perfectly contrasted with a sparkly, sequinned dress. Worn with a pair of pointed-toe boots and trendy shades, this is a great going-out look.

Polyester dress, $179, Topshop
Isabel Marant fabric belt bag, €360 (S$583), www.mytheresa.com
Polyester boots, $99.90, Zara

#5: Layered over a coat

A fanny pack is a pretty accessory, yet also super practical. For example, it takes on double duty here by being a belt and cinching a trench coat nicely, and it is also a handy bag that lets you keep your hands free and easy. A win-win situation.

Gucci leather belt bag, €980 (S$1,588), www.mytheresa.com
Cotton-blend trench coat, $139, H&M
Polyamide-blend boots, $59.90, Mango

#6: With an LBD

Trying to think of a novel way to dress up your LBD? Look no further than a fanny pack. To keep the look sophisticated and elegant, go for a black belt bag; however, if you want to have some fun, a belt bag in a bright shade can really pop against the black dress.

Costarellos silk chiffon dress, US$1,555 (S$2,047), www.modaoperandi.com
Polyester boots, $139, Zara
Chloe leather belt bag, €790 (S$1,280), www.mytheresa.com

#7: Prints, please

Valentino leather belt bag, €990 (S$1,605), www.mytheresa.com

Go all out by mixing different colours and prints in a look, such as in this case with a floral-print coat and a multi-coloured skirt. A useful styling trick is to match the colour of the fanny pack with some parts of the outfit, so that everything gels well together.

Dolce & Gabbana viscose-blend coat, $4,262, www.farfetch.com
Saloni rayon-blend skirt, US$442 (S$582), www.net-a-porter.com