Belts are the easiest way to add an extra dose of flair to your look. You can use it to accentuate your waist with a dress, to cinch a cardigan, or to spice up a blouse-and-skirt combo. Today, we're looking to Alexander McQueen's runway for belted inspiration, and re-creating a metallic bow belt that will instantly jazz up any ensemble. Click on to see how it's done.
Although it can be comfy to just have your dress loose and free-flowing in the heat of Summer, to keep as cool as possible, the right belt can really transform that loose summer dress into a figure-accentuating number - a totally different outfit with just the addition of one accessory.
This week's Life and Style looks to Kate Bosworth for inspiration - the metallic belt she wore really adds a bit of edge to the washed out colors of her shirt dress. The other great thing about investing in a metallic belt like Kate's is it's one of those pieces that transitions easily from Summer to Fall!
To see some of my favorite metallic belts, read more