One time I was doing some shopping after three or four cocktails (don’t ask) and I bought a summer dress that I was sure made me look like a model. Until, of course, I tried it on again the next morning and realized I looked like I was wearing my shower curtain.
Luckily, I was able to save the outfit by adding a trendy belt. This summer’s belts are not as ridiculously wide as last’s, and are typically made out of lightweight materials, fun patterns, and upbeat colors.
1. Guess’s Stretch Raffia Belt with Leather Flower ($42) is the prettiest thing I’ve seen in a while. Put over a colorful day dress.
2. The Leather Woven Belt ($52) from Banana Republic is amazingly versatile; pair with jeans or add to a silk shirt for work.
3. I’m glad thin belts are back, like this Skinny Rope Belt ($29.50) from LOFT. Wear with a form-fitting work appropriate dress, or try belting a pair of white shorts.