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Style Help: Different ways to change up an outfit and wear belts

SAME OUTFIT, DIFFERENT LOOKS

A nice neutral shift or an outfit for instance, and you can just throw on different belts and get a completely different tone and look.

BELT A JACKET/COAT/SWEATER

BELT A LOOSE OUTFIT TO TIGHTEN IT UP

A photo posted by Sherry @ Save. Spend. Splurge. (@saverspender) on

CHANGE THE EXISTING BELT

I always wear a different belt than what was given, just to see if it gives another look.

This dress for instance, came with a cheap grey braided polyester belt. I have since gotten rid of it (I hated it), and now do the obi belt thing:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BIa0ObqBBs-/?taken-by=saverspender

HOW TO FIND THE PERFECT BELT

If you are a full-figured woman, you shouldn’t have a belt that is too skinny because then it looks disproportionate, the same way that wearing stilettos would look awkward and a chunkier heel would look much better.

It’s all about length and width.

If you are very skinny, a belt that is too thick will make it look like a belted cobra is eating your midsection.

Look for a belt that when you put it on, looks… RIGHT to you.

Anywhere from 1″ to 3″ would be the most flattering on most body types.

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2 Comments

  1. Sense

    I love the belted look and have bought a ton of belts (am a bit addicted), but for my dresses/outfits that don’t have dedicated belt loops/come with belts, I have the issue of bunching. The material does really really weird things when I move after I belt it. How do you avoid that happening here? All your pics look great!!

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Bunching happens when you have too much fabric and not enough belt to grip it down. Few ideas:

      1. Tighten the belt so it doesn’t shift
      2. Don’t try and belt super flowy items if the fabric is thick (it comes out easily), but if you have something like chiffon, it tends not to move
      3. After moving, tug down the top (no choice here, re-adjust yourself)
      4. Belt longer pieces, they tend to have more length/weight and will not shift/bunch as often
      5. Embrace the bunching and pull out a bit of it at the top to give a blousy look and to give you space to move and shift (arms lifting up, etc).

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