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BELTS ARE THE ACCESSORY TO WATCH

A belt is the fashion accessory that is typically overlooked by everyone, but they are in fact changing and most certainly grabbing attention. Until recently we were all in on skinny style ones, but now, that’s over, and the bigger, the bolder, the better.

You might then wonder just how you pull off a big belt without looking like a fool?

Wearing a big belt may seem intimidating- especially if you’ve never attempted to wear the trend before but that’s the fun of it all. There are so many different ways to this style belt that you’ll be able to find one that works for you by experimenting in the fitting rooms.

We are all becoming more aware of our own impact on the environment, and making a conscious effort to shop more sustainably – or simply cut back on how much you are buying comes in the form of adding accessories.The statement belt will give you an excellent way to re-style the pieces that are already hanging in your wardrobe.

Here are two everyday simple yet impactful ways to wear the trend this season:

WITH A SUIT…

Oversized tailoring has been wildly popular over the last few seasons, but this summer the blazer gets an update with the crop and cinch of a belt. Investing in a suit is usually only made when you need one for a more corporate look and now the belt can diversify that appeal. Suits with a belt can be made more casual or more party with the right choice. If you want a natural look opt for a belt in raffia or tortoiseshell tones.

Wearing: Ever After Jacket $149.95, Ever After Pant $129.95, Seed Heritage; Square Buckle Belt $39.95, Sheike; Mana Heel $169.95, Nine West.

WITH SHORTS…

The classic, and perhaps easiest, way to embark on the trend this season is by slipping a belt onto a shorts and top combo. If you want to add a bit of an edge, opt for a top that leave a bit of cropped room between the short to accentuate your waist and the statement feature of the belt. I am a big fan of matchy-mathcy too!

Wearing: Linen Blend Retro Short $99.95, Retro Tie Front Top $99.95, Seed Heritage; Fortune Belt $24.95, Sheike; Gigi Mule $169.95, Nine West.

Statement belts are an easy way to revamp any outfit all year round! It’s a 90’s comeback and we’re all getting excited about it.

Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.

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