Belts are one such accessory that are so underestimated for their power to transform any outfit in a matter of seconds. But not many of us out there understand the pivotal role belts actually play in giving structure to our outfits. In the early 2000s, belts were seen in so many sizes and designs from oversized belts to sleek ones, from buckle belts to knot ones. They vanished for a lot of time in between but are back and are better than ever. All the celebrities are flaunting belts in different styles and so we’re also ready for the belt comeback.
The sole purpose of wearing a belt is that they add a chic finishing touch to the look rather than an unwanted bulky addition. They are just so right for all your curves can create a big difference between a decent outfit and a great one. Believe it when we say it- you’re bound to find a belt bestie after reading further! Here are some tips for making sure your belting game is on point.
THINK OF IT AS A PIECE OF JEWELRY
We wear any jewelry piece to add attractiveness to our outfit and to think of belt as jewelry is more than correct because it adds an edge to the outfit. For belts with big, antique, gold or brass buckle you always need to complement a necklace with studs or eye-catching chunky work. This is not because you need to perfectly match both the things but because you don’t want them to feel like they don’t go together. A good belt can make an outfit but the wrong one can leave an otherwise stylish person looking like a complete mess. You need to think of it as an art for styling it perfectly.
MAKE SURE IT COMPLIMENTS YOUR STYLE
Sure belts are versatile and everything but that doesn’t mean you can just pick and wear it on anything you want without understanding the style you’re carrying. Imagine wearing a sleek belt on a tee; sloppy it would look, won’t it? You need to be very specific in finding the right belt because it’s tougher than finding the right pair of shoes. The foremost thing you need to do is to take a look at your personal style and then figuring out which belt goes best with one particular outfit. Don’t try to mash two styles together and think you’re going to dress uniquely because the unique factor will happen but in a really messy way.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT WIDTH
The size and width of the belt highly depends on the height of the person. Women with longer torsos can go best with thick waist belts because it will help them shorten the upper body and give a more proportionate look. Short women, on the other hand, look much better in thin and sleek looking belts because they won’t cover up most of their bodies and give an illusion of length to short bodies. If you want to emphasize the waist, simply tuck in a certain top into a pant or skirt and then belt it.
MATCHING BELTS TO YOUR SHOES
There is no hard and fast rule that you have to match your belt with the footwear but if you do, it will give a more polished look and pulled together perfectly. Belts are a way to provide refinement to the outfit and when you match belt with your shoes, it’s an old school look that everyone has done and dusted. It’s always charming and a safe play! Sure you can mismatch both the items but it would be a more casual and fun look than polished. You pick the rest!
KNOTTING THE END OF A LONG BELT
The hack for casual outfits- just make sure your belt is long enough and not very rigid to be easily knotted and thrown down because you don’t want to stick it out at an odd angle or dig into you awkwardly. Such belts have a serious fashion facelift and are so waist worthy. Wear them in a relaxed way at the waistline for a look than can add transition along with boots. If you feel a little lost trying to incorporate the best belt for your outfit, this trick will work on everything. Show off your curves and sync in with the outfit. Either way it looks really cute and fashionable.
With these tips, belts will become your best friends for a chic finishing touch to your dressy affair.