Trendy Tuesday – Spring Series – Belts of Today

It’s all about the accessories. This season, you should especially focus on those belts. Whether they’re bold, printed, wrapped or buckled – just choose the style which suits your outfit the best. Are you ready to give your waist the attention it deserves?

They exist since human beings started to dress themselves. Even the guys who lived in caves wore a similar piece to a belt. Thanks to the Romans, we have those buckles nowadays as they invented them many years ago. In the Middle Age, the belt even became a status symbol and got more precious in the fabrics. However, after some time, the valuable accessories were left in the closet until they were almost forgotten. It was at the beginning of the 20th century when the belt became the piece of clothing it is today: a useful accessory which upgrades your outfit, keeps the rest of your clothes where you would like them to have and last but not least, it gives you the tailored silhouette you want.

1 Pink off-shoulder top MISSGUIDED / 2 Sunglasses KREWE / 3 Bag CHLOÉ / 4 Suede effect dress ZARA (also in available in pink) / 5 Ruffle waist trousers TOPSHOP / 6 Corset belt ZARA / 7 Embellished belt ALEXANDER McQUEEN / 8 Sneakers COMMON PROJECTS / 9 Black mary-jane pumps MINT & BERRY

Floral top ZARA / 2 Hat MAISON MICHEL / 3 Bag J.W. ANDERSON / 4 One-shoulder top GEORGIA ALICE / 5 Frilled hem trousers ZARA / 6 Eagle belt TOPSHOP / 7  Beige belt GUCCI / 8 Jeans with fringes STELLA McCARTNEY / 9 Black flats TOPSHOP / 10 Sandals MINT & BERRY

Apparently, it’s not the belt which is new to fashion but the way you wear it always changes. Luckily, the trends for this spring summer season are very diverse so you will find an appropriate belt for every outfit. If you are wearing a simple every-day look, you might pair it with a thin statement belt like Gucci showed it on the runway. If you are looking for a bold version, you can hardly exaggerate at the moment. The collections of Balenciaga and Michael Kors were full of oversize belts. A trend you should also keep an eye on is the corset belt. It will turn your plain-colored spring dress into an eye-catcher look right away.

What is your favorite way to style the accessory of the season? It’s time to wrap, knot and fasten your belts!