Give me a real good belt!
July 31, 2012 2:04 PM Subscribe
Dear fashionable women of MeFi, what are 4-5 staple belts that I should have in my wardrobe? I've been upgrading my wardrobe and I need some belts but what are the must-have belts that should be part of any fashionable (or semi-fashionable) wardrobe?
posted by amanda to clothing, beauty, & fashion (21 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I not-to-long ago did a personal shopper at Nordstrom. It was a great re-boot for my wardrobe and I'm continuing to add pieces. I'm really lacking in the belt area. I've had a standard, wide black belt (2") that has served me pretty well in most situations but it looks horrid now and I need a better one. Is a 2" black belt a staple or is it somehow outdated?
I hate shopping. I really do. Love looking at fashion, hate shopping. Go figure. So, I need inspiration for 4-5 good workhorse belts that will work for most situations.
I'm a business/casual but like a bit of flair. Just a bit. A funky top. Weird handbag. Mostly blacks and greys with color thrown in here and there. I'm not a floral or big prints person though I do occasionally go retro styled.
So, I guess I could do a thick and thin black, a thick and thin brown (shiny? matte?) and... then what? What belt do you have in your wardrobe that you use in more situations than you think? Any links to examples would be helpful. Price range $30-$100.
I almost bought a leopard print belt at that personal shopping appointment. The lady had me convinced that it could pull together so many outfits. But at $80, I had to say no. And also thought, I don't think I'm a leopard print lady. And since then I've wondered -- would I be wearing it more than I think? Is it something everyone has?