You’re about to head out the door and take a glance at your outfit for the night, but you sense something’s missing from your amazing new dress. This is just like the writer’s block you had when you were trying to write that essay last night, but so much worse. You’re experiencing a fashion crisis. The quickest solution? Check out this Fashionista for your answer.
Now, there’s no question this Fashionista instantly caught my eye. For one, she was rocking a great black and white combo. In addition, she added edge to her feminine look with her classic black leather jacket. But the best components of this Fashionista’s outfit were the finishing touches she added. She paired her getup with some black Lucky Brand ankle boots and topped it off with some bangles and beautiful earrings. The real standout piece, though, was her beaded belt.
More often than not, I see dresses that could’ve used a cincher like this Fashionista’s. Not only does it do favors as far as adding a decorative finish to your look, but furthermore, it accentuates your silhouette. Of course, I’m not advocating you use a belt with every single dress you wear because it’s not always necessary, but you should have plenty in your closet just in case.
My advice? Carry a classic belt like J.Crew’s skinny patent belt in a versatile color like black, brown or nude so it’s wearable with almost anything. Braided belts are always a great option as well, because they give you more leeway when it comes to wrapping or knotting them. And lastly, it’s always good to have a few standout belts like this Fashionista’s. For a belt with similar beading detail, check out this Cocobelle elastic belt.
Keep in mind these are only three possibilities of the millions offered, so be sure to look out for these style necessities. They’re a quick pickup to any dress, and with spring finally here, you’ll be glad to have these easy accessories to style your dresses as the weather heats up.
Spotted: Oscar de la Renta was all about the waist at his spring 2013 ready-to-wear show. Check out all the beautiful belts featured in his show!