One of the biggest trends seen across the spring runways was belts. Skinny, bold, wrapped, obi…you name it, it was displayed. I have just recently become a fan of belts and LOVE the way they can transform a top, sweater or dress into something different. I also love how they create an hourglass silhouette, even for those who weren’t blessed with curves. And yet, for some reason, it is still a neglected accessory. Here are a few examples to encourage you to give belts a try: I personally love the open-drape cardigans that have become so popular lately. But, I am not a fan of the way they hide my shape. This is a perfect example of how a belt can fix that problem, while adding an interesting detail to her outfit. If you like this, try: New York & Company Skinny Snakeskin Pattern Belt – $13.96
If you are belting a bulkier piece like a sweater, jacket or blazer, you should use a skinnier version. But, if you are layering the belt over a thinner fabric such as a silk blouse or cotton dress, you can choose any width you prefer.