The Art of Style
The Belt factor
Adding a belt to your outfit is a great way to give your look a finishing touch.
Belts can change the character of your outfit by making it more personal and by connecting all parts of what you are wearing into a coherent ensemble.
A part from their ornamental function, belts are a great way to add a sophisticated note while flattering your silhouette by drawing the eye to the smallest part of your waist.
The Good News is that trends wise, Belts are making a huge come back and taking centre stage of outfits across the board.
4 major belt trends are making a buzz right now.
Time to buckle up and cinch your waist with any of these trends.
STATEMENT BELTS such as corset belts, cord belts, belts with utility pockets-
Add them to your outfit to cinch your waist and add a trendy detail to your look.
Corset belts look great over a white shirt and a pair of jeans
Cord belts add character to a summery slip dress or over cargo pants
Belts with utility pockets look best with tailored jackets or skirts.
Styling tip for Statement Belts: Do not add any other accessory to your outfit. Keep the rest of your outfit simple
credit: Isabel Marant
CHAIN BELTS such as the Chanel style belts are making a big come back
You can wrap them around any outfit - even your swimsuit - for a sophisticated and glamorous effect
Styling tip: Chain belts are not used to cinch your waist. They are just an accessory to uplift your outfit.
They look best on skirts and pants or jeans.
BELT BAGS: In addition to the street style flair they provide to your outfit they are great to move freely without the hassle of a handbag
They can bring a polished tone to an over-sized silhouette or make a ruffled dress look sporty instantly
Styling tip: Belt bags look super cool when worn as cross body bag
Waist Belts: These are the classic belts that usually everyone of us owns. The novelty is in the way it is styled to add definition and sartorial personality to your outfit.
Styling tip:The modern way to wear them is over a jacket or oversized
sweater to define the waist and create a more feminine silhouette
Credit: Christian Dior
Credit: Alexander McQueen