Tuesday, December 13, 2011

the skinny belt experiment: discussion and conclusions

This post concludes the skinny belt experiment. This simple accessory may appear daunting at first, but with a few simple remixing tricks, a skinny belt can make a rewarding addition to any wardrobe.

 Figure 1. Summary of evaluated skinny belt outfit combinations. A) Long top + skinnies; B) skirt + tucked-in top; C) + cardigan; and D) + dress.

Discussion. The purpose of this experiment was to remix a skinny belt in four unique ways with the hopes that my remixes would push me out of my fashion comfort zone while challenging and (hopefully) inspiring my readers to do the same.

All of these outfit combinations left me feeling confident and fashionable. My favorite combinations were the skinny belt + dress and the skinny belt paired with a long top and skinnies. But, the other two pairings, a skinny belt paired with a skirt and tucked-in top and a skinny belt + cardigan were not far behind. Overall, I learned that a skinny belt is a simple way to add interest, waist accentuation, and a little touch of fashion to any basic outfit. I also learned that most people you encounter on a daily basis don't notice your attempts at fashion (or at least didn't react or compliment my fabulous creations), which should make trying new things even easier!

So, you tell me. 
What should the next fashion experiment be?

Figure 2. The original skinny belt that was to undergo the remix, until I went shopping and bought a new one.

Conclusions. In summary, the skinny belt is an accessory that can easily and successfully be remixed into a variety of outfits. And, if I have encouraged even one of you to wear a skinny belt in a way you wouldn't have before - I call this, my first-ever fashion remix, a success.


  1. This was such a neat idea for a post! Love the outfit ideas! :)
    Sadly, I've never been a big fan of skinny belts, they never really flattered me. I guess I'm a big belt kinda gal haha

  2. I love this idea!
    Skinny belts are a staple in my wardrobe since they add curves to my rather square figure. I love all the ways you were able to incorporate them into your outfits. Can't wait to see your next fashion experiment. :)

  3. I think the skinny belt looks great in B! ;D The only reason I have a belt is to hold my pants/shorts up. >< I'd love to see a remix skinny jeans for your next fashion experiment. :)

  4. Hi! I just found your blog and I must say that it is so unique and a breath of fresh air. I love how you made this post look like a scientific journal article. So creative!!!! Can't wait to keep reading and following your blog! -Allison

  5. no reactions or compliments for any of them? that's crazy!!

  6. D is my favorite! super cute with the color combo/boots.

  7. this is too funny to me, I love that you even made a graph! I think you look cute in them all and I love me a skinny belt!

  8. I absolutely love this post! I love how you wear the skinny belt in all of your outfits! I have so many skinny belts but I barely even wear it. Your post inspired me to experiment with them more. :)

  9. Cute! I like it holding the cardigan together the best. I feel like sometimes skinny belts can seem kind of forced, but when they are wrapped with a sweater like that they seem more natural. Great post!

  10. Super cute and love the idea of this experiment! Will continue to follow your blog!! :)
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