DRESS: Gabriela Hearst (also available HERE and HERE, and love THIS affordable alternative) | SHOES: Manolo Blahnik (similar affordable alternative HERE, HERE and HERE) | BELT: Chloe (affordable alternative HERE) | BAG: Victoria Beckham (similar HERE and HERE)
I wore this emerald green satin dress recently to the Fashion Group International Rising Star Awards where Rich and I were honored to be recipients of the business innovation award for Trove. If you’ve followed this blog for any amount of time, you likely know that when it comes to accessories, I have a chronic addiction to waist-cinching belts, so it likely comes as no surprise that I employed this Chloe belt to finish off the look. You may have also noticed that it’s about the 200th time I’ve worn this Chloe belt in the past several weeks, so today I thought it was high time that I dedicated a post to my most-frequently worn accessory: the waist belt.
In addition to creating a flattering hourglass shape, waist belts always seem to perfectly “finish” any look. But more than an element of polish, waist belts can also completely transform even the most casual outfits. A true testament to the ability of accessories to completely transform a look is this recent post in which I’m wearing a giant oversized cardigan and stretchy stirrup pants. The difference that a beautiful waist belt and heels makes in dressing up an outfit comprised entirely of casual pieces is staggering.
I also recently wore the same Chloe belt in this recent post, which serves as another excellent example of giving a classic dress new life with the addition of a simple accessory. While the Chloe belt is certainly pricey, you can see that I wear it CONSTANTLY, so it was worth the splurge for me. However, you definitely don’t have to splurge to get a killer waist belt. Below, I’ve rounded up all of the waist belts that have caught my eye lately, including this beauty that’s only $55!
THE BEST WAIST BELTS AT ALL PRICE POINTS
DRESS: Gabriela Hearst (also available HERE and HERE, also love THIS affordable alternative) | SHOES: Manolo Blahnik (similar affordable alternative HERE, HERE and HERE) | BELT: Chloe (affordable alternative HERE) | BAG: Victoria Beckham (on sale! similar HERE and HERE)