For those of us who don’t regularly wear them, belts can seem like an intimidating outfit addition. Is it supposed to be functional, or just an accessory? How do you know what width or color to wear? While there are no hard rules on how you should define your sense of style, there are some choice tips on how to style a belt to give your outfit that extra boost.
Use Belts To Give Yourself A Shape With Oversized Clothing
Be it a billowy dress, an oversized cardigan, or wide-legged trousers, belts are a great way to redefine your shape while still wearing something breezy. When styling a belt with loose-fitting clothing, the belt should sit at the narrowest point of your frame. Thinner belts usually work best in these cases.
Style Up A Dress You Love But Are Tired Of
You know that one floral dress that used to get you through anything and now it just seems… meh? Enter a belt. If your dress is patterned, opt for a thin belt in a solid color. If your dress is one color, you can be a little bold and go for a patterned belt, if the occasion calls.
Use Hip Belts If You Want To Define Your Hips
If you feel you are lacking in the curves department or want to show off your figure a little more, opt for a belt that sits right on your hips. A low-slung belt can look great with jeans, trousers, or a flowy skirt. Belts worn directly on the hips will draw attention to that area of the body, so this is also a great option for those who have shorter torsos and want to elongate them.
Style Jumpsuits With A Belt To Break Up The Pattern
Jumpsuits are back, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Jumpsuits are playful pieces, but they can look a little drab if they are simply one color or pattern. Break up the monotony with a thin or medium-width belt. If your jumpsuit has one pattern, be bold and opt for a patterned belt or scarf in complementary colors.
Make A Belt The Statement Piece Of Your Outfit
Belts are such an easy and fun way to add a bit of flair to your style. If you are rocking jeans, a tee, and relaxed boots, add a belt with an attention-grabbing buckle or out-there color. Keeping your belt as your statement piece makes it easier to skip other accessories, like jewelry, for a totally laid-back, but still stylish look.