It’s a Curves Around the World post!
This week we have a look at belts.
Belts can make such a difference to a look – it can add a pop of colour, cinch in the waist if the outfit is slightly loose, or it can be a superb style statement! They really can make quite a difference to a look. That’s why I consider them a handy fashion accessory that will not go out of style, because it can be worn in so many different ways
Here are a few looks from the past year, where belts have made all the difference to the look :
I adore the vintage golden skirt that I got for a steal on eBay, but it does have a waist garter that looks a little shabby – vintage has it’s quirks! I tried wearing a top that would cover the garter but I wasn’t happy with the look. The pleats that were hidden beneath the top seemed to add more bulk to my middle, and I didn’t need adding on to that!
So, I changed it up by adding a bodysuit and a tan medium belt to cover the garter.
Made quite a difference didn’t it? 🙂
Now I’m no expert DIY person, okay scratch that I have absolutely NO talent with DIY. But, I do get my occasional creative ideas.
I use a black satin sash (originally gotten together with a tunic top) with a few peplum tops and dresses as a makeshift belt. Here is an example.
It breaks the monotony of warm colours with a bold dash of black.
I acquired a dark green cloth belt with a back clasp that is a nifty accessory.
This was a military fashion inspired look and it went rather well with the olive top.
Another way to break the monotony of warm colours.
Skinny belts are fun accessories to use with dresses or tops. Sometimes a skinny belt can make all the difference, other times adding two of contrasting colours adds some Zing!
Here are a few examples when the outfit was a tad loose at the waist and needed a belt to cinch it in.
Here was the look for this Sunday evening, another example of how a belt can be a handy accessory.
With a belt
Kimono jacket – Cotton On
Green tank top – Cotton On
stretch denim skirt – River Island
skinny belt – ASOS
mint green wedge heels – Rubi
earrings – Lovisa
Kimono jackets because they are lightweight and a nice alternative for the days you don’t feel like going sleeveless. Plus, the print and colours of the jacket added more vibrance – you know how I love colours! However the jacket did nothing for my waist so I decided to add a belt. You don’t Always have to add definition to the waist area, but it’s a nice add-on for some looks.
So that’s my take on the CATW theme this week!
Be sure to check out how my fellow Curves Around the World blogging buddies styled a belt for this week !
It’s a long weekend for us here in Singapore because it is Eid / Idul Fitri and here’s wishing my Muslim friends a blessed celebration! For the rest of you, have a great new week ahead 🙂
This week’s theme brings to mind this quote – Fashion has always been repetition of ideas .. but what makes it new is how You put it together
All my love,
xxxo Aarti Olivia