Sometimes the only gaze catching accessory you need is a one of a kind belt around your waist. Whether to really hold your pants up, structure your waist or simply as a statement piece, this year, belts are anything but a simple accessory supporting your bottoms. They come in a variety of styles, from wide wraps to corsets to dainty loose chains worn around the waist. With the temperatures plummeting any day now, a belt can be that perfect accessory to pull your look together and give more structure to your favorite oversized sweater or the trench coat. Following are a few looks to inspire you how to get waisted.
1.The Harness Wrap
As the weather cools and you reach for the cozy sweater this fall, dress up your outfit with a stylish belt accessory. Paired with tights and booties or knee high boots, the emphasis will be on your structured waist and the overall look will appear more put together. For an additional layer of warmth, add a large scarf and tuck under your belt. Don’t be afraid to play around with different textures and styles of belts.
2.The Gucci Belt
Gucci belt, a leather strap with a double letter G buckle on the front, a sleek fashion trendsetter among the most popular celebrities and style influencers. Timeless and classic, it can be styled with a simple white tee and ripped jeans in the summer and patterned wide pants with a black turtle-neck in the winter. This one time investment is worth every penny, as it’ll last you for many more seasons to come.
3.Extra Wide Belts
Straight from the runway, this look can be worn street style any day of the week. Simple cut, accentuating the waist, Hermes wide belts can be styled with a skirt, pants, over the coat or with a dress. These belts can also be paired with prints and patterns, as long as you stick to the same colour palette, you will do no wrong. Match with a purse and shoes, and you’re ready to turn some heads.
4.Victorian Inspired Corsets – Kim Gets Waisted
Last year, Kim Kardashian was all about corsets, and featured in Vogue Australia in the article Kim Gets Waisted photographed by Lachlan Bailey, she steals the spotlight once again wearing corsets around the waist. Still trending this year, corsets can be styled over a simple tee, as seen above, with high heels or knee high boots for colder fall days.
5.Double Buckle Belt
Double buckle belts initially made an appearance when Kendal Jenner showed up at Coachella, paired with a white crop top and black skirt. As well, pop-singer Selena Gomez adds character with the belt to her ootd, which could also be worn with ripped jeans and booties. Complete the look with a patterned kimono and some sunnies and hat, and you are done. This versatile accessory can be styled in different ways.
Whatever your style, and need for wearing a belt, accessorizing any outfit with a belt completes the outfit and adds definite character to your look. Don’t be afraid to be creative and play around with different styles, and combine with patterns and prints.
Written by Milana Bucan