I have been criticized for trying to get attention from my appearance: “Why look good every day?” or “Why walk like on the runway?”, “Why try so hard?” People are asking me those questions since I discover the world of fashion (basically since 21 years ago) …
The answer is very simple: Fashion is that thing that saved me from being sad.
I’ve always cared about my clothes. When I leave my apartment, I like to look pretty for myself and people around, I want to make you feel something with what I wear. My ootd are always reflecting my mood in a way.
As well Fashion makes me braver. If I have a difficult day ahead or need to do an important speech or it’s a first parent meeting in my girl kindergarten (yes, that makes me even more nervous than applying for a job) or simply it’s one of this days when my stress levels have been through the roof, I open my wardrobe and think which outfit will make me feel happy and enjoy the day ahead. And when I find one I feel like “Ok! I can do that, or I can at least try”.
No matter what happens with my life or career and wherever I go that heart of glamorous girl in Shanghai will never be gone. This is who I am, and it’s never been an act and it’s never been marketing. This is me all the way to my core and fashion is a big part of my life.
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!