August 19th, 2022
It Items

The Belt Bag

Every so often I revisit the belt bag, but never find one that I’d wear — until now. These by The Row and Jil Sander are good-looking, and the Jil Sander looks great as a shoulder bag, too. While working on this post up popped this Gabriela Hearst knit dress (comes in black as well), and Habitually Chic just posted a roundup of the best fall sneakers — all told, a great la rentrée aka transition-to-fall outfit.

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MIU MIU

Laser-engraved logo belt

ALAÏA

Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress

SAINT LAURENT

Cropped leather jacket

SOPHIE BUHAI

Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings

NILI LOTAN

Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket

SAINT LAURENT

Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag

DRIES VAN NOTEN

Belted wool blazer

SAINT LAURENT

Blade velvet slingback pumps

THE ROW

Silvia silk-twill scarf

SAINT LAURENT

Logo-embellished leather loafers

VALENTINO

Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt

LOEWE

Braided leather bangle

JOSEPH

Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress

LOEWE

Gate knotted leather slippers

ZIMMERMANN

Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

  • Hi! I love the tan sneaker, can you say who makes it? Thanks!

    LovisaAugust 19th, 2022  10:11 AM

     
  • Maison Margiela (I just bought them) and they are in the Habitually Chic post.

    PrestonAugust 19th, 2022  10:19 AM

     
  • It’s hard to believe we’re already looking at the reentry. I just bought a pair of leather sneakers for fall—and have been seeing belt bags all over the city. The structure and proportions on The Row’s bag are nice.

    RMAugust 19th, 2022  2:30 PM

     
  • That dress is divine.

    AprilAugust 19th, 2022  9:06 PM

     
  • Curiously, belt bags appeal to me as an idea, but when I acquire one or the other (and there have been several throughout the years), I always find an excuse to not wear them. It is either the wrong outfit, the wrong occasion, or I just need a bigger bag!

    IrinaAugust 19th, 2022  11:21 PM

     
  • Yes to the knit dress! Hands-down no to the belt bags.

    PaulaAugust 20th, 2022  1:34 AM

     
  • I love that dress! This spring I bought it in oatmeal as part of my back to the office splurge.

    CBAugust 20th, 2022  7:18 AM

     
  • Love the belt bag! And those sneakers are fabulous!

    ElishaAugust 20th, 2022  7:58 AM

     
  • I love the idea of The Row’s belt bag. In practice, the bag flops forward (the Matches Fashion video does a good job of showing this) and I found the ties tough to navigate. I wish it had a proper buckle fastening, which I think would solve both those issues, leaving only whether or not I can actually pull off a belt bag or if it’s something I’m better off admiring on others. 🙂

    AbbyAugust 20th, 2022  10:40 AM

     
  • I am sympathetic to the belt-bag comments here: I am not sure that I can make it work for me. Preston just owned her bonnet last winter, though, and that was more challenging than what is essentially a clutch on a strap. I’m interested to see how she works through the belt-bag options!

    RMAugust 21st, 2022  2:19 PM

     

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