We don't blame you for associating the belt bag with those cool kids' '90s street-flavored OOTDs. It does, after all, have heavily utilitarian roots, much like beloved the cargo pants and bucket hats they love in equal measure.
Sarah Lahbati puts those mental images to rest for now, showing you how to take the trend to the office sans breaking any dress codes:
Not too casual now, is it? The key is to search for a small, structured leather version of the belt bag in a tasteful neutral hue, as opposed to the usual bright nylon. Once you've found one, wind it around the waist of a chic, boxy pinstriped blazer worn over crisp white trousers. Done and done. Go strut, hips first, to your daily nine-to-five.