Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Belts...the Polish to Any Outfit!

Blouse: Spense; Pencil Skirt: H&M; Patent
Leather Belt: Dress Barn; Tights: HUE;
Shoes: Aldo
Be effortless while looking totally stylish with the right belt!
Regardless of the size of a belt, whether it’s basic or funky, a belt is the sure way to make your outfit come together!  They are one of the few accessories that can take your outfit to another level, allowing you to go from average to rightfully fabulous in a matter of seconds!!! 
Do you know how to choose the right belt for your body type and style?  Belts can create a feminine shape for you and can be placed on your torso, below your bustline, at your natural waist, or even can be slung low around your hips. 
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A wide belt can help to cinch your natural waist while still creating a feminine or slimming appeal, thus heightening curves.  Ensure that you look for a sturdy or stretchy material like leathers, satins, or elastic bands since these textiles will help in keeping you comfortable throughout your day while you are sitting or bending.  If you want to be daring, try unconventional materials.  Mix it up by swapping buckles for bows, hooks or even snaps.  Also, swap the usual leather material for elastics, cummerbunds, obi sashes, or even ribbons.
Skinny belts compliment very feminine dresses or separates, including shorts.  Since these belts are so slim, you should brighten up your outfit with a little color or shine without overtaking your total look.
Belts worn at the waist with a high waisted skirt, simple dress or pant.  You can even merge together a shirt or blouse with a skirt, pant or jeans by adding a wide belt to polish your look.  Increase your curve appeal by adding a belt to a sheath dress with a patent leather or decorative belt.  Also, wear a belt with a tailored jacket or blazer and structured shirt with the belt at your waist.
Belts that hit right at the hips create a more relaxed and casual style.  Hip hugging belts are great for tunics, casual dresses, low-rise jeans, shorts and bohemian skirts.
I bought the belt below from a Thrift Store in Jacksonville, FL three years ago for $1.99.  It's a Lee Sands rare genuine peacock feather adjustable belt with a beautiful broached buckle.  Very decorative!  After doing some research, this belt typically retails at $99 USD, so I got a steal of a deal for this vintage piece!  I am wearing the belt with a blouse and high waisted pant.

Go out and get "Belt-licious"!  :)

Fashionably yours - Shellena


  1. i agree! i never wore belts before and not i'm constantly hunting them down :)

  2. Great post! I just found a white skinny belt at charming charlie for $3, genuine leather marked down from $20!

  3. oohh, thank you!
    like the post! :o :)


  4. like this post :)!
    the yellow belt is my favorite.


  5. oh! how cute!
    oh! and there's a GIVE_AWAY on my blog!

    xoxo from rome

  6. Belts aren't and never have been my thing, but I do admire them on others. I esp love skinny belts, xx


  7. Great post!I love it!
    I just found your blog,it's very cute.I added to your followers
    I hope you follow me too:)


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