Three Reasons To Wear A Belt


I haven’t really worn belts for a while. Hadn’t really thought they were necessary to be honest.  My jeans were staying up or if they needed a hoist it didn’t seem to bother me that much.


The lack of belt love became more obvious when I ventured in to the wardrobe to look for a belt for my holiday and I found a number a low slung wide belts from the 2000s and a couple of elastic/plastic numbers that I can’t believe are still hanging around.


Obviously people do still wear belts.  This Gucci belt is THE belt to own right now, but at £315 and my past history with belts to keep my head in check, my hard-earned cash was safe.

So why did I want a belt anyway.   I’ll give you three reasons:


  1. I wanted it to appear as if I have a waist.  Sometimes denim and in this particular case, denim shorts, need something to help give you a bit of shape
  2. Accessories, when done right, turn a plain outfit into something way more stylish.  A great belt can be just the finishing touch you need
  3. I wanted to switch up the look of several outfits.  See dress below.

I think I actually prefer the dress worn with the tan belt, but it’s great to have the option.


So without having over 300 hundred quid for a Gucci I looked around for some dupes and ended up with the double circle tan belt from Miss Selfridge (via ASOS) for £10.  I didn’t want to go mad now did I!!  It could end up in the drawer with all the others.


But I absolutely love it.  I wore it loads on holiday and I’m still wearing it back in blighty.  I’m chuffed to bits with it and to be honest I don’t need to swop it for a more expensive version.


If you fancy belting up (couldn’t resist), here’s some options.

Have a great weekend!

Gail xx



  1. July 12, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    I’ve been wondering where everyone was getting the dupe! I will be taking a look for sure. I always find good belts in TK Max. I got a nice Mango suede one there the other week knocked down from £30 to £3

    Laurie x

    • gailpainter
      July 22, 2018 / 6:21 pm

      I need to go to TK Max more Laurie. Did you see everyone has been picking up Hermes dupe sandals for next to nothing there recently!

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