Tuesday, October 25, 2011

the skinny belt experiment: with cardigan

Not only does Fall mean my pantry is filled with canned pumpkin, but it also means my outfits are littered with cardigans. And, a belted cardigan makes a perfect pairing for my latest update for the skinny belt experiment.

Results. Oftentimes I wear a cardigan open and don't worry about waist accentuation. When the weather starts to turn a bit cooler, however, I tend to keep my cardigans buttoned-up and then they scream for some type of belting at the waist - less I get lost in fabric. The solution? A skinny belt. This simple addition adds waist accentuation and can add texture and/or color to any outfit.

Figure. Outfit combination for the skinny belt experiment: jeans+ cardigan + skinny belt at waist.

This combination can also be done with an open cardigan. The best way to make this work for you is to first button the cardigan, belt, and then un-button. This ensures good cardigan-belt placement without spending your precious morning minutes arranging and re-arranging your clothes.

The only notable issue with this combination is that belting at the higher-waist was slightly less comfortable than other belting in other areas. Breathe too deeply or eat too much and you will wish you never discovered the skinny belt.

Belting so high can leave a trailing belt end. My trick is to use the 'loop and tuck' method as seen in the above picture. You look trendy and effortless even if this loop takes you 15 minutes to perfect in the morning. 

And there you have it. A new skinny belt combination from me to you. Now who's brave enough to try and share? mylessseriouslife@gmail.com.

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