This Handbag Trend Makes Any Outfit Look More Current

Barely a day goes by without one of our favourite influencers stepping out with a bumbag slung across their shoulder, and according to Copenhagen Fashion Week, where we saw styles in abundance, this trend shows no sign of slowing any time soon. It's no surprise to see the style set championing the bumbag. The trend has been a huge hit for the past few seasons, and the hands-free accessory has graduated from microtrend to a bona fide must-have. So much so that it's even shaking off its original nomenclature to be referenced as a chicer-sounding "belt bag."

Sure, it's not the most timeless buy, and you may be unsure of how to wear it at first, but there's a good reason the fashion crowd are big into this bag. Find the right one and this add-on has the power to make your outfit infinitely cooler, not to mention your life easier: Imagine rushing for the bus when you're on Insta Stories drinking a skinny flat white and waving at someone at the same time—only possible with a belt bag. Wear it on the waist, across the body, or on one shoulder, or keep things simple and loop it into your favourite pair of jeans instead of your regular belt. Cost per wear, people—cost per wear.

If you're still on the fence, let us show you the versions topping our wish list right now. From statement-making styles to sleek minimal numbers, keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best bumbags to buckle up into now.

Choose a sleek black style with a zip front, and wear it just like this.

Best slung over a checked blazer or a printed midi dress with boots.

Tap into fashion's obsession with animal print and try Zara's leopard option.

If you're looking for a flash of colour this season, invest in one of Wandler's many cheery belt bags.

Give in to the '90s trend and slip on Prada's nylon belt bag.

It's not all about nylon; head to & Other Stories for leather iterations topped with chunky gold chains.

You don't need a designer budget to get your hands on a chic bumbag. ASOS has so many great iterations for under £50.

How best to approach the Zebra print trend? Start with this bumbag: Style it with a white shirt, gold hoops, cropped denim and mules.

Shake up your workwear wardrobe with this luxe option from Lutz Morris.

Looking to really downsize? Try Zara's micro–waist belt.

Exactly the type of bag we need rn.

Opening Image: @filippahagg