Belts are one of our favorite accessories, and they can easily transform an outfit from flat to fantastic. The best part? There are just so many ways to wear them! From an artful knot, to a bold bow, to an over-the-coat approach like we saw on the runways at Mulberry and Burberry . . . it's truly a cinch! Watch our video to see the many ways you can belt it like the best of them this season.
I love me some tweed, but for this skirt, a cheeky accessory comes with. When I first spied the Forever 21 Belted Glove Skirt ($32), my reaction was a laugh. I debated pulling the belt off all together, but that misses the point, right? My gut tells me I don't want people smirking at my look. What's your take? Is it wearable or just for giggles?
Since I recently suggested you repurpose your belt buckles as frames, when I came across a belt buckle for sale used in the same way, I couldn't help but share! The Domestikate Custom Belt Buckle ($26) was originally used to hold polished rock and gemstone pieces, and it has a D-ring on its back side, so it can actually be used as a buckle or just as a decorative frame. I love its 1970s Western theme, and think it just begs for a black-and-white cowboy image inside. The seller will print your photo to size and set it in the frame with a plastic protection sheet in front. Pretty neat, huh?
A neutral belt is a key accessory. A neutral belt with a piercing, gold Fabtastic clasp is a treasure. I admit I was hesitant in sharing this Arrowhead buckle snakeskin belt, size S/M ($45) with you. Alas, I have belts a plenty. Make a poignant statement like this around your womanly waist.
In the last couple years, we've seen belts cinching their way up our waists. But did you ever think you'd find them covering your floor? That is, aside from in your floordrobe? The Branch Home Vintage Belt Floor Mat ($688) has rescued vintage leather belts destined for landfills by mounting them together to become a cushy mat for the floor of your home. The combination of rich, aged tones and textures of each belt comes together to resemble quite aptly the patina acquired by your hardwood floors — albeit you've probably never wrapped your floors around your waist. This sort of inventive design, which reconstitutes recycled parts for a new purpose is becoming more and more common these days. Have you seen designs with similar origins?
Belly dancers are known to wear over-the-top accessories, like this Gold Medallion Gypsy Belt ($14), in an effort to seduce audiences. Since I don't shake my bootie for a living, I'll pass on this look. How about you?
How many gadgets do you carry on average? Would you ever consider carrying them in a special Hipster belt like this one? After all the gadget holsters I've seen in the past year, I can honestly say that this one is the least freakish. Featured on Chip Chick, this red nylon gadget belt can be used to hold your mp3 player, cell phone or camera in three storage pockets. Pockets can be moved and removed if you only need one or two. The Hipster is priced at $30 and comes in black or white as well if you aren't feeling the red. What are your thoughts? Stylin' or way too geeky?
When did belts get so complex? Simple single buckle belts aren't copacetic for designers anymore. These multiple buckle belts are dynamic and make a statement all right. The statement being "Look at my womanly waist!" Not such a bad calling card if you ask me.
Royal_Red proves that it's a cinch to take a plain white tee and make it fashionable. Her black suede belt is the perfect size; not too thick, so it doesn't overwhelm the look. Those short shorts are darling, as are the Tory Burch flats and the bikini top underneath her shirt.
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