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  • Writer's pictureJo Allchurch

Buckle Up!

Belts! The humble accessory is back with a bang.

But before you buckle up, lets explore the ups and downs of wearing belts.

A great belt can make or break an outfit. It can add a stylish touch, so be sure to invest in at least one for your accessories collection. Accentuate your shape and create a feminine silhouette with a waist-pinching belt, or add an extra splash of colour to your jeans with a skinny belt in a bright, pop colour.

At first glance a belt can look quite casual, but added to a smart dress or trousers, the humble belt is lifted from a regular accessory to a mega-glamorous update. The secret to not looking like you are having a mid-life crisis when wearing one is to keep the rest of your outfit classic and pared-back.

So what are the styling rules?

The size of your belt needs to match your scale. If you are petite you will need to wear narrower belts or the belt will wear you. If you are large scale (shoe size is 7 and above) you can really go for it and wear a really wide belt.

This is all great, if you have a waist to show off. But what if you don't? My expert advise is not to bring attention to a part of your body that maybe your biggest challenge. Keep away from belts and invest in another gorgeous accessory that will draw the eye to your best assets, like a great pair of shoes if you have superb legs, or a fabulous necklace if you have a great bust.

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