Skinny Minnie

6 February 2009

I know thin belts aren’t a particularly new trend, but try as I might, I still can’t figure out how to make them look good {on me, anyways}. I always seem to be wearing them at the wrong section of my torso, or they bunch the layers underneath when I stand or sit or walk, or I can’t figure out what to do with the tail of the belt after its been buckled. Every month, the J. Crew catalog taunts me with page after page of perfectly put-together outfits topped off with the slimmest belts. I tear out said pages, and store them away or hang them in my closet, but I just can’t seem to pull off the look when the time comes. This saddens me, because these belts are quite versatile.

They can dress up jean jackets:

They can cinch a cardigan:

They can accent a lady-like jacket as well as a chunky sweater:

{All photos c/o the tantalizing J. Crew, except for the top right and middle right, which are c/o Glamour}

So tell me, dear readers: what am I doing wrong? Have you gotten this style to work for you? Any tips you would be willing to pass along?

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February 10, 2009 11:39 am

I love these belts. This inspires me to smarten up my act – I am in a rut of wearing my cosy cashmere jumper and jeans – every day. A belt instantly makes you look more pulled together!