Never too old for a trend! belt bags & trainers

Belt bags or bum bags? Americans call them ‘fanny packs!’ Call them what you will but belt bags are a huge trend for Autumn. Do you ever feel like you are too old to follow trends? Well get over yourself you are never too old for anything these days !


Never too old to follow trends, belt bags & trainers


Belt Bags

I love this trend, it means your hands are free but you don’t have anything hanging around your shoulders, unlike cross-body bags. It also means your phone is easily accessible but remains safe at all times.  I bought this bag from And other Stories at the beginning of the year. Made from leather it’s very comfy, the belt is adjustable so I plan on wearing it around my waist over a coat during the colder winter months.


Never too old to follow trends, belt bags & trainers



I’m sure you have all noticed the chunky trainers around at the moment, my instagram feed is saturated with them. Some are calling them ‘Dad Trainers’ some are calling them ‘Ugly Trainers’ again whatever you choose to call them, they may not be for everyone, but there is a version for you, look at these…


Never too old to follow trends, belt bags & trainers


The pair I am wearing are not too chunky and definitely not ugly either. They are sporty and classics without being too out there! I dont need to mention how comfortable they are as they are by Vionic Shoes and surely that name is slowly becoming synonymous with style and comfort? Well it is on my blog!

I am wearing Codie Trainers in white but they also comes in Taupe and Black


Never too old for trends! belt bags & trainers


Sport Luxe Dress

I refuse to call it athleisure because that word reminds me of tracksuits, which in turn remind me of shell suits, say no more.

This sporty but loose ‘A’ line shaped dress is made from a thick jersey fabric with a beautiful drape to it. The zip keeps it casual, the collar is chic and the length on me is just perfect not maxi not midi but somewhere in between.

Sticking with my new goal of buying less & buying better. I bought dress is from Arket  The store is part of the H&M group…but with a difference:


Never too old for trends! bum bags & trainers


ARKET is a destination for simple and beautifully made essentials to live in and live with for a long time


Never too old for trends! bum bags & trainers



So what do you say will you be giving the ‘bum bag’ and trainers trend space in your wardrobe this autumn? let me know in the comments below…


Never too old for trends! bum bags & trainers



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  1. 12/09/2018 / 21:12

    Hi Ashley,

    I love your blog! So fun to read. Yours is the second post I’ve seen with what we call “fanny packs.” I am starting to like them and may even try one, but will call it your word, the “belt bag,” which is much better sounding! And the shoes are very cute!


    • 13/09/2018 / 21:09

      Hi Darlene, you have made my day thank you, yes it’s ‘belt’ bag for me too!
      looking forward to seeing yours?

  2. 12/09/2018 / 01:13

    I’m going to check out the Arket brand, not looked before. You already know how much I love the Vionics! You look amazing here Ashley xx

    • 12/09/2018 / 13:28

      Thanks Laurie, I showed you the shop in regent street the other day!
      Its my new ‘go to’

      Ashley x

  3. Jess Soothill
    11/09/2018 / 09:40

    Oh wow you ROCK this look! I love it. Simple but very very chic. Perfect styling 🙂

    • 11/09/2018 / 18:03

      Ahh too kind! Thanks so much Jess lovely to see you over here!
      bestest Monday wishes
      Ashley x