WINTER OUTFIT INSPO: BELT YOUR COAT

Winter Outfit Inspo - Belt Your Outerwear

I like big belts and I cannot lie. Seriously. I have a collection of them in my closet that have been waiting to see the light of day since 2013…  and now is the time. Belting your outerwear is a great way to make a statement and is flattering on most body types because you’re cinching your waist. Here are my tips to pull off the look…

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Winter Outfit Inspo - Belt Your Outerwear

Winter Outfit Inspo - Belt Your Outerwear

Winter Outfit Inspo - Belt Your Outerwear

Winter Outfit Inspo - Belt Your Outerwear

Winter Outfit Inspo - Belt Your Outerwear

WHAT I WORE

I’ve had this belt for a few years now and usually just wore it over rompers and dresses. But when I put it over this slouchy sweater and utility jacket it made the outfit come together and look more polished. The gold chevron details of the belt and the sock booties added a little edge while the skater skirt offered a feminine touch to the outfit.

STYLING TIPS

When belting your outerwear, keep in mind that your belt should be proportionate to the size of your coat or jacket. For instance, you wouldn’t want to wear a skinny leather belt over a giant puffer jacket. It would disappear! But, a wide leather belt would look great. Skinnier belts are best paired with blazers.

OTHER WAYS TO WEAR IT

  • Take off the tie belt that came with your trench and throw on a leather one instead
  • Have some thick ribbon laying around? Tie it in a bow around your longline coat
  • Cinch a duster with a statement making embellished waist belt
  • Put a western belt over a feminine peacoat to add some edge
  • Make a puffer coat figure flattering by throwing on a structured wide width belt

So what do YOU think of the trend? Will you be belting your outerwear?

Love, Lindsey

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23 Comments

  1. I LOVE the look of a belt added on top of a coat and your belt is gorgeous and so unique, it looks perfect with your coat! I also love and agree with the tips you’ve shared on determining which belts to go with depending on the kind of coat you’re working with! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  2. I love big belts. Haha, when you wrote that, I literally had the tune “I love big butts and I cannot lie..” from Friends when Ross was singing to her baby, Emma. Ok, back on track. I really love a great statement belt. They’re such a great way to bring something really special to a black dress or a coat. This is so chic.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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