In a highly un-scientific study, #TOOTZ and I have concluded that the ‘belting’ trend has become a played-out cop-out. Belted cardi’s, blouses and dresses are looking over-exposed and a little too Kim K. for my currently-minimalist taste. If you’re investing in garments that are well-draped and fit properly, then you should not have to belt anything to reveal the hot bod “hiding” underneath. While I would never suggest you quit belting all together (hello, I have one bitchin’ belt collection), I propose we just loosen up for awhile. On the other hand, if you can’t seem to unleash the beast entirely, then at least make the switch to a sleeker strap and avoid the wide, stretchy/leather combo’s that only add unnecessary bulk. Ask yourself: is my belt adding to the plate or distracting from the main entree? There is a fine line between good and bad, so here’s a guide to make belting a cinch!
A special style shout-out to Eden Dawn over @ Po Mo’s Shop Talk for her Style Trial shout-out. #FollowUsBothOnTwitter and watch out for our spring fashion fling in the April issue of Portland Monthly.