Selecting the Right Belt Shouldn’t Be A Task!
Belts highlight a woman’s torso. What you place around the bust, waist and hips can really affect the silhouette of your body - it can trim or add pounds to your figure. Making you look lean or stumpy!
What Belts to Invest In?
Whether you want to create a fashion statement or add that little extra to a plain outfit, a belt alone will help you with that. Sometimes, you don't need anything else (jewellery, scarves, etc.) because a belt adds that well-put finishing touch to your outfit! Here are a couple of tips on what women’s belts you should secure and invest in to save time and money:
- A wide belt: is perfect for creating a dramatic but fashion-forward look by trimming your waist for that Monroe-esque silhouette.
- Skinny belts: are ideal for adding a sophisticated, smart and elegant feel to a suit or a pair of slacks. But they're the most useful when worn you need to adjust the silhouette of a casual outfit by simply wrapping it around your waist to achieve a slim and well-dressed look.
Simplicity = Versatility
Belts in simple lines and styles win the day because they're versatile and won't completely take the attention away from an outfit. So secure simple belts in solid colours and with minimal embellishments before you start buying the latest styles.
And if you want to get the most out of your money you need to secure them in: Solid colours (solid blue, solid red, etc.) and Neutrals (such as black, brown, beige, white, etc.)
Securing belts in neutrals is a great way for you to be able to wear them with the rest of your wardrobe without worrying if they match!
So start off by securing the wardrobe belt essentials (in this case, skinny and wide belts in simple styles and colours) and then build on them based on your major daily activities (work, casual evenings, travelling, parties, etc.) and personal style. And if you're like me who have a fetish for fashion belts and use them as one of your signature pieces, invest more money in them. Get a plain leather belt first and then add belts with different textures, colours, belt buckles, details and prints!