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The key to looking chic? The right accessories. Learn how to put the final touches on your outfits with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- A measuring tape
- A variety of belts
- A selection of outfits
- A men's tie (optional)
- Velcro (optional)
Try outfit first
Try on the outfit and decide where you want the belt to sit – hips or waist. Use a measuring tape to determine the proper belt length
Determine the width you need. A belt worn over a dress or shirt can be any width. If you’re wearing it around your hips, use a belt that is narrow at the top and follows the contour of your hips.
Choose a color
Select a belt that is the same color as your outfit. Or, if you choose a belt for contrast, make sure it complements colors or design elsewhere in the outfit.
Enhance but don’t clash
Enhance your outfit with a fancy-cut or textured belt, but avoid clashing. For a conservative ensemble the belt should be less noticeable.
Highlight your waist
Highlight your waist when wearing separates by tucking your shirt in. Add a belt that best fits the belt loop width.
Try fun alternatives
Wear metal belts with segments, Indian beads and leather, fancy fabric weaves, even scarves, for a fun look when going casual.