March 24, 2023 5 min read
Belts are one of the most popular accessories on the market. They’re tools with a two-fold purpose. First, they can make a statement, and second, they hold up your pants! Your belt ties your whole outfit together, literally and figuratively; it draws attention to your midsection, centralizing the eyes of onlookers so they see all the details.
Are you trying to learn how to accessorize a belt? Look no further; we’re discussing everything you need to know.
Accessories define your style, interests, and taste. They also allow you to have endless outfit possibilities. They allow you to make the most out of any piece you buy. A belt may not say much on its own, but when paired with the right outfit, they tie everything together.
Belts come in a wide variety of forms and styles, but traditional belts simple and have four main components.
There’s a wide variety of casual and formal belts that can add stylistic accents to an outfit. Here is a brief overview of 6 different types of belts.
Formal belts, also known as dress belts, are commonly worn for formal occasions. They’re usually worn with dress slacks or suits.
A cummerbund is a common type of formal belt that’s fabric and pleated. Leather or vegan leather belts are another common options, but they’re considered to be more semi-formal. Leather/vegan leather is considered to be properly formal when they’re tan, brown, or black and have a subtle pattern. The goal of formal belts is not to be a statement piece; instead, it should be the finishing touch that brings the entire outfit together.
Our Classic Formal SS 5.0 Vegan Belt is a great example of a formal belt. It comes in caramel and black and has minimal patterning.
Cinch belts are were made with the idea of cinching a person’s waist and adding shape to a silhouette. They’re a wide belt that can be made from a variety of materials like elastic material, fabric, or leather.
D-ring belts don’t have your typical notch system and belt buckle. They’re fastened with two rings that are d-shaped where the end of the belt is weaved through to hold everything in place. These kinds of belts are typically made of cotton, canvas, and other fabrics.
Reversible belts can be worn either formally or casually. They come with buckles that are twistable, so it’s possible to reverse the belt. The opposite side of a reversible belt may have a different color or style. For example, one side of the belt could be brown, while the other side is pink. Our Square Reversible Belt is a great option. It comes in several different colors and has a reversible buckle for convenience.
A braided belt involves many pieces of material that’s braided together to create a solid, plaited, piece. They tend to fit the casual style best but they can fit formal wear.
Canvas belts are a great option because they can keep a pair of bottoms secured while allowing for more movement than a more traditional belt would. Canvas belts are often made from a blend of cotton and linen. Canvas belts can have belt buckles made from a variety of materials from metal to plastic.
Try these 5 styling tips that may broaden your fashion sense and give a trendy flair to your outfits.
Utilizing a wide belt over a long blazer to cinch your waist can give your outfit a centerpiece. You’ll want to use a long blazer for this look because it creates a unique silhouette. It’s as simple as wrapping a wider belt around your waist over the jacket and buckling it at the center.
Belts can easily be their own fashion item. They sit halfway up your body, catching the eye but they can also tie an outfit together. Belt materials patterns, and colors can match another element of your outfit, like jewelry and shoes.
Belts were made to go through the loops of pants, but they also look amazing just sitting on your waist to add a pop of color to your outfit and give greater definition to your figure.
Your belt should fit securely in your belt loop. You don’t want a belt that’s too narrow for the loops or too wide. A belt that’s too narrow for the pant loops will hang limply while a belt that’s too wide for the pant loops will look squeezed. Find a belt that matches so it feels like it naturally ties into your outfit.
Our wardrobe adjusts with the seasons, so your belts should as well! Leather or vegan leather belts go well in the fall and winter, while fabric belts ar perfect for the spring and summer.
Here on the Doshi Blog, we want to encourage and support people in buying and wearing vegan and ethical products.
Vegan products are just as timeless as the conventional version; they also have price advantages. When you compare vegan designer items to ones made of real leather, you’ll often find that the vegan options are cheaper. For these reasons vegan accessories/products make great gifts!
Are you interested in getting vegan accessories to finish the look? We offer a variety of handmade designer vegan options. In addition, you can check out our women’s vegan belts and our men’s vegan belts.
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