Unbasic Belt Styling

February 25, 2021

I'll be completely honest I've never been a big belt person until I found the right one. I think the closet clean out of 2016 made me apply the elimination diet to my accessories. Except that I never reintroduced belts back into my collection until I found this one. See the original post here, but this belt is the one for me.
I can't say that my newfound love for this statement belt came out of the blue. It seems like everywhere you turn there's someone in a double G Gucci belt. Not my style, but I definitely think there are cool ways to rock it (Exhibit A this article)
1. With a Trench Coat

One of my favorite ways to get more wear out of this belt is to ditch the standard belt on the trench and grab my beloved Dionysus. This outfit is best suited for a cooler (non-rainy) day where you're spending a considerable amount of time outside. Also, I think belted over a long wool coat is super chic as well.

Wearing: Coat - Very old H&M (similar), belt - Gucci, jeans - BDG, shoes - Rachel Zoe (old, but similar)

2.  Over a Blazer

Another styling idea is the belt-over-blazer-look. It's a wonderful execution of high/low styling. I prefer longer blazers with a belt, but just about any blazer will do. Also, what I love about wearing this belt over a blazer is that I can wear it with most of my trousers since they don't have belt loops so this is a great alternative. 

Wearing: Blazer - Rachel Zoe (similar),  top - American Apparel, belt - Gucci, jeans - BDG, lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream, Milan

3. Empire-waist Dress

My friend Taylor has this same dress and once styled it with a Tory Burch belt which is why I think I gravitate towards belting this empire-waist piece. I tend to belt this dress right under the bustline. Thanks for the inspiration, Tay!

Wearing: Dress - Victoria Beckham for Target (old, but similar),  shoes - Altuzarra for Target (super old, but similar), lipstick - Bite Beauty Kimchi Amuse Bouche

How'd I do on my first styling post ? By now you know how passionate I am about the slow fashion movement so I wanted to try to stick with pieces that you might already have in your closet. I have re-worn all of these pieces a handful of times. Some of you might be familiar with some of these pieces because they've been featured on the blog to prove that we can shop our closets and come up with some pretty stylish amalgams!

In other news, the weather is warming up in Kansas City despite below freezing temperatures last week. Spring couldn't come any sooner. Also, I am excited to share that I am wrapping up my third week at my new job. This job is one that I've dreamed about. I'm so grateful to be apart of an organization whose mission I'm so passionate about. These days I feel happier and that's something I'm really proud to share. I say this with love, talk soon.

Photos by Wheat Photography



  1. I love the belted blazer especially! I haven't worn any of my belts for a while but I used to belt my dresses frequently - I really should get back into wearing them! Summer I just tend to prefer looser flowy pieces with the humidity and hate the thought of belting anything, haha!

    Hope that you are having a good weekend :)

    Away From Blue

  2. Yesss I love this post! I've recently rekindled my love for belts, and how perfectly they can uplift a simple blazer or dress. Thanks for sharing <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

  3. what a lovely belt, it looks particularly nice with your pink jacket xx
    Elegant Duchess xx

  4. I love the belt, I have the GG belt but don't wear it much now I think the Dionysus is a much more timeless and classic style and looks so beautiful the way you have styled it.

    Have a lovely week.

  5. Love adding belts to a look. You look great!
    xx- Nina


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