How to Choose Belts: Fashion Tips

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The belt is a fashionable accessory that sets the mood to the whole look. The right belt can not only make even to the simplest outfit memorable, but emphasize your figure. We decided to find out how to choose and wear a belt.

How to choose a belt

The belt, as the other accessories, is best to choose, basing on your complexion. So, slim model works with petite figures. If you have a slim waist, it can be emphasized by a belt of medium width. The same technique is suitable for those who want to shift attention from their wide hips. Plus-size girls should look for wide options that will help to emphasize their waist and visually hide figure flaws.

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Also, when choosing a belt, it is worth remembering that the accessories set the theme and style of the whole outfit. Here's a simple way: plain white t-shirt with jeans. If you combine this outfit with cowboy belt and boots, you’ll get a more interesting image, in the style of the Wild West. If you stop your choice on the military belt, complete your look with black leather ankle boots, for example, by Dr. Martens, then the outfit will turn out to be more daring.

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In any case, don’t forget that the belt is the finishing touch of the look, so it should match in style and color with the rest of the clothes, shoes and accessories.

Trendy belts 2020

Femininity is back in fashion, so in 2020, elegant concise belts that accentuate the figure will be relevant. Models in the form of corsets that subtly refer us to images of the early XX century may also look rather interesting. Another unusual option that you should pay attention to is the basque-straps. They well emphasize the waist and hips. It may seem that this unconventional accessory is better suited for creating a festive or weekend outfits, but in fact they can be fit and casual look.

This year, logomania will be extremely trendt, so belt with prints or buckle in the form of logos of well-known brands will become popular. But such models are best worn with a neutral look, as they add a bright accent.

Meanwhile, straps-nets went out of fashion, and it's not only about the basic monochrome models, but the options of multiple colors. Belts with studs and metal studs are anti-trend, too.

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How to choose a belt for an evening look

We should also mention the straps for evening outfits. Now, the actual models are encrusted with crystals or adorned with chain links. These accessories fit perfectly into cocktail or evening outfit. After that, you can also easily use them to complement everyday and even business looks. Put on a belt over the jacket, try to combine it with a satin skirt, or see how stylish this accessory looks in combination with a large knit sweater.

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How to wear a belt in an interesting way

Layering in 2020 is a trend. There is an interesting way to beat this story in your outfit: choose two thin straps in a similar color scheme and style and make one multi-tier in two or even three layers. Wide belts on the top of outerwear - jackets and puffers - still look relevant. They can be tied a scarf or left as an independent accessory.

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How to combine the belt with other accessories

Accessories are accents. The image seems more thoughtful and complete when the belt is made in the same style with a bag and shoes. Also, the belt can match the color with the metal hardware of the bag or with a touch of the accessories themselves, although this is not necessary.

When combining the belt with other details of the image, it is recommended to follow the rule of three accents. Others’ attention can focus only on three noticeable details of the image. If there are more, defocusing occurs, and the entire look is lost. For example, you have chosen a pantsuit with a loose jacket for business meeting. Use a leather belt to create a silhouette accent on the waist and complement the look with earrings or a necklace in the portrait area.


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