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

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  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

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

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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

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

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