How to accessorize a work outfit with a skinny belt

I love skinny belts. They are a great accessory for any one because when worn around the waist, they flatter any body type especially when wearing bulky winter clothes.  Here are two ways I wore a skinny belt to work recently:

1) Skinny belt with a slouchy sweater – usually I wear this sweater with a pair of jeans. I love the shape of it and it’s warm (I got it from ASOS last year). This time I tried bringing some structure to the sweater by wrapping a skinny belt around it and I liked the result!

2) Skinny belt with a blouse – This polka dot shirt was a Marshalls find. It’s not a fitted shirt at all so I like wearing it with a skinny belt to add some shape to it. Similar to this outfit, I also love a skinny belt to bring shape to a flowy dress.

How do you wear skinny belts?

PS – I have a small waist so it’s been tough finding a belt that fits without a lot of extra belt hanging off. All of my skinny belts are from Forever 21 because they are the only place I’ve found that has XS belts.

What to wear to work: mixing trends

Sushi is a freelance designer in Melbourne, so she is lucky enough to be able to get creative with her outfits.  She also has a really cute blog, le blog de Sushi.  I am loving this outfit of hers because it combines a bunch of trends in a perfect way: pleats, skinny belt, monochromatic.  And that mustard bag tops it all off!

Sweater – Forever New

Pleated dress – Forever New

Skinny belt – Forever New

Shoes – Rubi Seega

Mustard bag – Forever New

What to wear to work: skinny belt

I love the skinny belt accessory because accentuating your waist is flattering for just about all body types and it’s also a great way to add a pop of color to an outfit.  The skinny belt also works to tie an outfit together like on Nour here:

Slouchy cable cardigan – Sundance Clothing

Cotton shirt – Zara

Skinny belt – H&M

Jeans/jeggings – Banana Republic

Flat shoes – Tods

Watch – Cartier

Nail polish – Essie (Chinchilly)

What do you wear to work?  Send me a picture!  2 outfits is even better!  kristen@theclothingmenu.com