Summery Belted Outfit

Summer Belted Skirt

Well, I seem to have slipped into something of a pattern this summer. Not only am I showing more skin than usual, I am also relying heavily on the fewest accessories possible in order to create different outfits. This year it feels too bulky to tuck most tops into anything, and basically I just want as little touching of the skin as possible (when it comes to clothing).

Here are the basic things I look for to create a shapely yet comfortable outfit:

  • A full skirt. Preferably in a light color or print and definitely light-weight. I like mine to hit above the knee, but sometimes they veer upwards (because I already told you I am a risky skin-reveal-er this year.
  • A loose (but not baggy) blouse or tee. I like mine to fall to below my natural waist and just sort of skim my frame. That way, they hit the hips at a flattering point and create some balance for the full skirt.
  • A good woven belt. I can’t tell you how many times I have recommended a belt to create the most flattering shape on my clients. A woven belt is key because you can adjust it to any width without relying on those pesky pre-determined holes. Try belting your untucked blouse/full skirt combo to instantly elevate your outfit to work-ready and put together!

Summer Belted Skirt
Now it’s off to do summery things, like belt shopping!

Summer Belted Skirt

Top: Zara, Skirt: Anthro, Belt: Old Navy, Clogs: BC, Earrings: MJ

July 16, 2011

7 Responses to Summery Belted Outfit

  1. Senta says:

    Great belt! I only have a brown woven belt, really need a black one too!

  2. You are looking cute and cool as a cucumber. I love the pattern of the skirt!! And with the belted blouse, it seems very summer appropriate.

  3. J. says:

    You look fabulous, I Love it! I’m a huge fan of belts also…my bf would say too big a fan…

  4. Linda says:

    You are so darling in everything you wear! It was so good to see you yesterday.

  5. Brooke says:

    Wow, I don’t know why I never thought to belt an untucked shirt. I just always tuck and belt! Gonna have to try that since I’m big on top and belting and tucking shows my waist but tucking your shirt brings it’s own set of problems sometimes 😉

    ~B

  6. Jamie Rose says:

    Woven belts are indeed the best. You can wear them anywhere you like because the length adjusts to wherever you need it! I hate getting sweaty underneath where a belt sits, but I just suck it up and deal with it. There’s not much else I can do with this weather!

  7. jahn says:

    that skirt looks so playful…this is my kind of outfit, top-skirt-belt-shoes!!

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