The Beauty of a Belt

Before reading a guest post on Audrey’s blog, Putting Me Together, I was always hesitant to belt anything as I thought I couldn’t pull off an outfit with a belt since I’m exactly the smallest of girls. But ever since then I’ve experimented with belting different shirts and sweaters, especially if they are pretty loose or if I am wearing a slouchy cardigan that I wish I could close over my midsection.

Audrey’s style challenge for this week was to belt something and as soon as I read that and saw the weather forecast, I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me to wear my new-to-me Aztec cardigan.

As you all know by now I’m pretty much obsessed with Aztec these days, and I was just waiting for weather cold enough to warrant me wearing this huge, slouchy, and extremely warm cardigan. It’s a cream and black cardigan, which makes it a little more difficult to style as you can’t really pair cream with white (in my opinion).

Instead I went for black boots, black pants, a black shirt, and my cardigan. Yes that’s a lot of black! When I first got dressed, I was really starting to question my outfit decision.


As I said, the cardigan is pretty shapeless and the outfit is all drab with no pops of color. But then I added some accessories that made my outfit more fun and added some shape.


I added a bright 2 strand necklace that has beads of every size, shape, and color, some teal earrings, and a skinny black belt to hold my cardigan shut and give me some shape and a defined waist.

It’s amazing how much difference a couple of small accessories can make!


About the author


Kayla is a mid-20s single girl living in the Midwest, USA. She is focused on paying off her consumer and student loans, while simplifying her life and closet. You can join her on her journey at ShoeaholicNoMore or follow her on Twitter.

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