Belts have really become a trend unto themselves in recent years. Over the years, we’ve seen the woven belt, the tie silk fabric belt, the studded belt, and the list goes on. This season the latest belt trend really hits both ends of the spectrum. You can of course still get away with wearing your same old standby belt, but if you are in the market for belts and wondering what is the best way to use them and what belts you should consider here are a few helpful hints.
First consider the range of stylish belts from skinny narrow belts to the wide belts to shimmery metallic belts all the way to elastic belts. Certainly can’t tell you that you only need just one because each of these belts really fit in with a variety of different looks. Here are some great rules of thumb. Skinny belts work great with dress pants or slacks and are great accents with your favorite suit. Wide belts are great with longer length tops or looser dresses that you want to have a bit of a cinched up style.
You need a variety of different styles of belts so that you have great accent belts to contrast with your different outfits. As examples of some great looks consider a few of these looks at Vintage Fringe for some great belted look ideas. The Daree top by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer is the perfect top for belting. With a wide belt that you wear just below an natural empire waist level, this top looks great with that belted accent. Consider a belt with elastic or a fancy buckle to complete the look.
Another great look that is made complete with a fabulous belt is the Modal Jersey Scoop Neck Dress by Splendid. This dress features a classic look and style, but when you layer in a belt around the waist it gives the dress a completely different look. Our model is wearing a thin leather belt that is just looped at the center, but it really does accent the dress and transform the look and style.
Many tops and dresses come with ties and belts sewn in allowing you to create your own belted look without requiring another belt. This type of tie belt helps create the accented look that you love with belts, but with less hassle. Examples of the built in tie tops include the Potina Ruffle top by Velvet by Graham and Spencer. This top features a long sewn in belt so that you can wrap it around your high waist level to create your own distinctive look. Another great example of a belted look with a tie is the Retro Boatneck Dress by Sweet Pea. This dress allows you to customize your look with a tie in front or in back depending on your preference.
The list goes on with so many great tops and dresses that are transformed with belted accents. Finding Great belted looks can really be easy to create for different outfits with a variety of belts and tops that you can shift each time you wear them.