Friday, March 20, 2015

Style: Belts are a girl's best friend!

As I’ve mentioned previously, I am in a style slump.
For practically the entire winter, I rocked a pair of black leggings, a blouse, and black boots.
…and, yes, I even have been wearing that to work on the daily…
Don’t judge me too hard for that because I am making an effort to change.
I’ve spent the past few months making individual purchases to update my wardrobe.
My updates included dress trousers, velvet pumps, chunky sweaters, and even a vest!
I could style a manikin to perfection, but I’d probably hate how it looked on me.  Horrible much?

In an attempt to get my sexy style back, I called my cousin for help.
She’s reliable in the sense that she is completely honest with how something looks on you.
Her advice doesn’t end there.  She almost always has tips to modify different looks for your body type.
My body type is petite which means I drown in clothes.  Luckily my cousin has a clever solution!

To develop a shape or help sharpen an outfit, just belt it!
Jax wear a belt?  Aren’t those for men to keep their pants around their waist?
This has been the best fashion advice I’ve gotten in a while.
I’ve managed to take a few stylish garments out of retirement using this belt trend.

Loose sweaters that make you lose your shape?  A belt will give you your shape back.
Slight muffin top on a bloated day?  A chunky belt will help hide this.
Baggy shirts that over power you?  A belt will find you.
Dress trousers and a blouse still look too casual?  A slim belt will make you look sharp.
Who knew such a small thing could make such a huge different in the fashion department?


What are your belt tricks for the fashion challenged?

10 comments:

  1. not to mention that big girls can get a nice shape if they position their belts right :) Just under the boobs

    ReplyDelete
  2. I sure did wear me some belts back in the 80's. Maybe I should break them out again. Dang, talk about a style slump. I've been wearin' my Uggs and leggings so much that another Mom asked me what I was gonna wear when summer came. Hahaha

    ReplyDelete
  3. i love a belt! i swear by them! they really are a quick outfit changer.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I wear them around loose dresses and sweaters. Or to hold my pants up. Also, match the belt to your shoes!!! It look a million times better to have both one color instead of mix-matched.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So you could style a mannikin and not a mannequin? Are you stealing mannikins from medical schools now? lol had to

    I don't own a single belt. Too annoying. I'd rather just yank down my pants, pee and yank them back up.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I basically feel like I'm in a style slump as well! I've cut down on shopping a lot - which is good- but I feel so blah.

    Great advice though, a belt really does make a difference!!! It also magically makes a lot of huge pieces look amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I don't need a belt but I do like wearing one.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have a phobia about belts - they remind me of snakes!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I mainly wear belts because all my jeans are two big for me :P

    ReplyDelete

Spread a smile with a comment!

Search This Blog

My photo
I'm a dedicated mother, wife, employee, student, blogger, and a true Long Islander in every way!

Instagram

Labels

List That totally makes me smile Eep I really really REALLY don't know how I feel about that MushyFace That lightbulb totally means I got an idea Friday ramblings Life It's a holiday I'm like so scared For the love of all things holy MyMan I'm honored to extend the Jax seal of approval Yummy Yummy Yummy Party Rocking For shame Wedding Working women say cha ching Deep breathe Happy Birthday That's just so scandalous Recipe Bleh Gag Barf Brother Dating Sicilian Pride Says Bada Binggg Madre I'm totally not a fan Prince Charming It's a link up Pat Hatt That man is really yummy TheViking Let's discuss! Hubby Let's play a Jax game Memories Nanny Question of the Month All in good fun! Ask Jax Peaches A Life Examined Cousin Manly Men Go Errrrrr Review So stylish guilty pleasures A moment of silence Biff Book Club Luciana My sincerest apologies beauty beauty Buddy Home sweet home Money Sigh of relief Sis Thank YOU! Easter Fifty Shades of Grey GodSon Happy Birthday Muffin The Avengers married life Carlos Contest Don't trust me with your fish Healthy habits Hipsters I Won I Won I Won Just a woman and her goal Mancation what? Once Upon a Time Tab Aaron Hernandez Candyfloss and Persie Chris Hemsworth Chris Zylka Gerard Butler Glamour Ian Somerhalder Michael Dagostino My Five Men NE Patriots Papa Pets Supernatural TV That decor is fabulous That's just gross The Love Bug The Secret Circle Thor the Puppy of Thunder 7% Solution Baby Childhood Fears DIY FashionitaRG I really really REALLY want a new critter Inspiration Jared Padalecki Lady In Red Lemme Take A Selfie NFL Oui Oui Revenge Robert Downey Jr. Rock that green thumb! RussianHatMan Rusty Sporkgasm Target Totally dreaming Travels Youngman Brown Aaron Carter Annes Attic Antonio BJ's Sweet Nothings Beaming with pride Betsy Boyfriend Check List Chopstick Diet Crazy World Disney Dress to impress Eileen Daspin Elsie GodMother Guest Post Hollywood Spy I cry Instagram It's a Cuban thing Jamie Dornan Jensen Ackles L LLS Linda Miraculous Ladies Miss Universe New Girl Pat Hatt Time Phoebe Tonkin R&W will be back soon Scandal Shelley Hennig Spill the juice! The Manhattan Diet The Seinfeld Syndrome Throw back! Vampire Diaries Wentworth Miller Zooey Deschanel goo
 
Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2012 • All Rights Reserved