Looking for a way to spice up your wardrobe without spending a ton of money on new fall clothes? Try a bold belt. Whether you choose a bright color, interesting design, or eye-catching embellishments (skull studs, anyone?), a statement belt can take any outfit from “meh” to memorable. Click through to check out 10 awesome options, all for less than 30 bucks!
This is a “Playtime Belt Buckle” that’s currently for sale on Etsy. It is composed of a totally functional Etch A Sketch, and I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve never been so keenly aware of the erotic qualities of those little nobs before. Damn. [The Daily What]
The right belt can take an outfit from ordinary to unforgettable. We scoured Etsy shops and found 10 bold belts, from sexy corset styles to sequined ’80s relics to a confusing-but-awesome leather belt painted with bright pink pigs. Click through to check ‘em out!
Having recently discovered the joys of cute belts, I’ve been belting everything in sight and steadily building my belt collection. I love this supple leather skinny belt for its classic style and totally of-the-moment fuschia color. It would look awesome with everything from frayed denim cutoffs to a little black dress — so pretty and versatile!
While wearing an Invisibelt won’t give you the ability to disappear into thin air, it will make your clothes more flattering, which is more or less a super-power. Perfect for those times when you need to wear a belt but aren’t tucking in your shirt, this lightweight plastic strap keeps your pants from falling down without creating that dreaded above-the-buckle bulge. It’s pretty much the most practical accessory we own.
It took me three hours, but I finally tamed the mess of shoes, belts and bags that had been holding my room hostage for weeks. I live in New York, so my apartment is tiny, but definitely not small enough that accessories should make it impossible for me to actually walk around in my bedroom. I’d been practicing the flying leap from doorway to bed method. Or sometimes just sleeping with my roommate to avoid the issue entirely. Needless to say, the whole thing was getting pathetic. So, with the help of an over-the-door shoe rack, two pretty shoe boxes and a bunch of garbage bags, I fixed the situation. Here’s how to turn a sea of shoes and more belts than anyone needs into something less likely to make your room a major cause of rage.
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In the wake of last week’s belts slide show, we had a lot of readers asking exactly how to add a belt to an outfit without messing it up. The biggest issue seemed to be the “scrooching around” that can be rather difficult to avoid when pairing a belt with certain items. Because we’ve been there and we love you, dear readers, we’ve got a few tips and tricks …
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While I like a nice bangle bracelet or a long charm-laden necklace as much as the next girl, my go-to accessory is the belt, because adding one — or switching them up — can change an entire outfit. The only problem is that belts that work with lower-slung pants are way too long to wear with dresses or over cardigans. J.Crew often styles its catalog models with the end of their belts tucked in, and while we like the casual coolness of this, Kristen Bell took this technique one step further by turning a too-long belt into a decorative knot in the front. To tuck yours the way Kristen did, take the end of your belt and slip it under, then over the belt, pulling it through the loop you created. Voilà! Keep reading »
If we dreamed in color as richly saturated as these gorgeous custom hand-dyed leather belts from Maxine Dear, we’re sure we’d never want to wake up. Paired with their awesome belt buckles, made from re-purposed children’s books, and worn with a pair of dark jeans, we’re sure we’d never want to get undressed, either… much to our boyfriend’s chagrin. [$26 for buckle - $58 for belt, Etsy] Keep reading »
The Looby Lou Obi belt can dress up even the plainest white t-shirt and jeans combo, giving a casual day-at-the-park outfit a pretty twist for a night out. Inspired by the Japanese obi and adapted for the modern woman, the versatile belt can be worn a number of different ways, and best of all, it’s great for camouflaging a bloated belly…not that any of us ever need that. [$29.50, Etsy]
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