This Accessory Hack Can Make You Look Instantly Thinner
If your weight has gone up in lockdown, don't hate yourself. You’re one of many whose erratic work and non-existent exercise schedule and anxious over-eating have meant you may have piled on a few extra pounds. But as we work towards a new normal, we’re here to tell you that with a few fashion hacks you get yourself feeling and dressing like your old self again. All it takes is a few styling tricks to get your old clothing looking and feeling like they once did and no accessory does this better than a belt.
Owning a belt is nothing new, but they are often a fashion item that gets overlooked. But the thing is a belt can be used in multiple ways to transform clothes that aren’t suiting your frame. Whether you're wearing a blazer, high-waist jeans, or a dress, the ultimate quick fix is wrapping a belt around your waist and calling it a day. So on that note, here are 4 different ways wearing a belt can make you look instantly slimmer, stylish and like your pre-pandemic self.
Mom jeans X Belt
For a laidback feel with effortless styling, one of our favourite ways to incorporate a belt into an outfit is with mom jeans. Despite having a relaxed fit, they naturally sit at your waist and with the simple addition of a statement belt - à la Bella, this simple accessory will work to cinch you in even further. As one of the most versatile outfit pairings, you can rock this look during every season and stay comfortable while looking fabulous.
Shirt Dress / Dress x Belt
Don't throw out your summer shirt dress just yet, as this classic garment can be re-invented come fall. One of our favourite ways to do this is with a statement belt that will cinch you in and also take away some of that easy-breezy summer air of the shirt dress. Choose a belt in embellished leather or velvet and drape a corduroy jacket over your shoulders and you have fall dressing nailed.
Blazer + Belt
The belted blazer was a look that dominated Instagram and saw the rise of Gucci’s interlocking logo style and Off-White’s industrial belt to become two of the most coveted accessories of the year. Ultimately, the simple addition of a belt over your blazer can completely transform your look, bringing an air of both polish and sophistication. The trend is still going strong, so expect to see cool girls everywhere continue wearing bold belts and blazers during the season ahead.
Not just for festivals, belt bags have had a massive renaissance this Spring/Summer with every designer - from Fendi, Prada and even Chanel bringing out their own iterations. Striking the perfect balance between effortlessly cool and playfully chic, these structured purses make for a new twist on hands-free accessorising, whilst also working to cinch-in your shape. The best part about these new, grown-up styles though? You can style them with any outfit.