Wearing a belt can visually alter the proportions of your body as well as hold up your pants. After a certain age, I almost stopped wearing belts because of my thickening waistline. After seeing myself in belts worn well, I am returning to one of my favorite accessories.
If a jacket is too long or too boxy, try adding a belt over the jacket to define your waist.
If your top and jacket together are the same length and that length cuts your body in half, add a belt over the top to emphasize your waist and create a more flattering third above the belt.
You can see that this look without a belt almost has a casual vibe.
This fabulous jacket looks good from every angle!
A few well-chosen accessories can personalize your look as well as make you appear polished and confident. I never feel well dressed without accessories. I will be thoughtfully adding belts more often. The pants are from last year by Lior Paris via ShopMyFairLady.com. The shoes are a couple of years old from Saks Off 5th. The earrings are several years old from Stein Mart. The belt is also more than two years old from T.J. Maxx.
The elegant faux leather-trimmed jacket and the perfect green top I am wearing in this post were gifts from Misook.