As a rectangle type figure, I am a big fan of belts to help define my shape. Over the years I have collected a few statement belts that I wear time to time to finish off an outfit with a little bit of flare and uniqueness. I love statement pieces. I’m attracted to unique, artistic, one-of-a-kind feeling they give to you. And if there’s one accessory that just screams #GirlBoss, it’s a wide, head-turning statement belt around the waist. Because a bold belt means business. It sends a message of don’t-mess-with-me confidence and can elevate a look from simple to impactful in just one step. And while a standard black or brown version should do the trick, if you want to take the styling one step further, I suggest opting for something unique.
For my look today, I wanted to go for a super simple outfit though I do think this would look good with a dress too. I dressed up a skin-hugging bodysuit and black jeans with a belt to take it from casual to put together. It feels sexy yet modern and adding this sleek black silk belt in between only adds a dose of bad-ass sophistication. It makes the two pieces come together as one, and creates a flattering, structured effect. And as I had very limited time this morning to decide on the bag to go together with my #ootd, I simply layered small belt bag under my belt. First saw belts being layered last year in one of the shows and I instantly wanted to try it myself. Actually, I really like the way it came out.
Statement belts make a statement on their own, and best believe that when you put them on, everyone will be watching. And even if you are short waisted like me, do not let fashion rules determine what you can and cannot wear. Wear those belts! Tuck those shirts in! Find a way to make the body that does so much for you feel like something special and fabulous and not something you need to hide, change or try to mask.
What do you think of the statement belts making a comeback? have you found yourself warming up to the idea of sporting one? I want to know what you think!