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:
- 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
- Accessories, when done right, turn a plain outfit into something way more stylish. A great belt can be just the finishing touch you need
- 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!