Friday, October 19, 2012

wardrobe staples: skinny (leopard) belt

Good morning Friday!
welcome to week three talking about wardrobe staples... why you should intentionally plan your purchases, how to wear them, and wear to get them
(check out the previous trench and chambray shirt editions)

this week we are discussing the skinny belt, in particular the statement making leopard skinny belt. Sure you have a wardrobe full of fabulous basics, but how do you jazz them up and remix those functional items? A statement making, and figure flattering skinny belt in a perennial classic pattern: leopard  

I will leave it to some of my favorite bloggers to make my point:
{ 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 }
Pencil skirts, maxi skirts, sheath dresses, jeans... you name it, it is your leopard belt's future BFF. Carve out a waist, pull your outfit together, and make a statement... you are only one skinny leopard belt away from fabulousness!

Still looking to add a leopard belt to your wardrobe? Shop these hand picked items from all price-points (but most are under $40!)

Is the skinny belt in your toolbox?
Any pro-leopard belt owners out there?
If not, what is your belt de jour?


  1. I have a bunch of skinny belts but I don't actually have a leopard one! Happy Friday!

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  2. Must you really remind me? I still slap myself in the face everytime I'm in F21 for not buying that cute skinny belt last year. I'll forever hate myself for it "hashtag dramaqueeeen!". Haha! x

  3. they all look so great!really lovely outfits.

  4. Love the belts! Have a great weekend dear ! Xx


  5. i have a handful of skinny belts i pull out all the time, but not leopard. it will have to go on my must have list cause these are great looks!

  6. My leopard skinny belt definitely earns its place in my closet. I wear it all the time! I bought a cheap version and wore it out very quickly, so I invested in a quality calf hair version. Never regretted it.

  7. I want a leopard belt - so cute!!

  8. Definitely a staple! I wear mine all the time and I love the outfit inspiration here :)

  9. It's funny, a skinny leopard belt is actually on my (mental) shopping list. I'm still on the lookout for the perfect one...thanks for posting these :)

    Sarah's Real Life

  10. I have a leopard scarf and 2 pairs of leopard shoes.  It sounds like I need a belt too!

    Penniless Socialite

  11. I own a couple skinny belts and my favorite was my leopard belt... I first got one from Old Navy and I went to a trip with my girl cousin and she was so persistant about me leaving my cute skinny leopard belt with her and I sure did (what was I thinking)... A week later I walked outta Forever21 with another one which I find just as cute as my first one.

  12. I don't own any skinny belts. I have to look in to getting one.

  13. definitely agreed, leopard belts are a necessity!
    brooke @ what2wear

  14. i love love skinny belt!!!! i pretty much with it all the time with my outfits! I was a fan of leopard belt before but now I do love them now. 

  15. I love your blog!  I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would pop on by my blog and return the favor!
    Have a lovely day,Sarah

  16. great post! I actually have one and sorta forgot that I owned it until now!


  17. Love skinny belts, and I have a skinny leopard print! Go me! I really look forward to these features to see what I already have :)

  18. I own not 1 but 2! The first one was lower quality so I bought the second one at at Target. Best $17 I've spent!!


  19. I have several belts but my skinny belt is navy blue. It works really well with my wardobe. I would like to get more but I don't think that I afford (or find room) for any more.

    Thanks for sharing,
    @Solemn Sound

  20. You're totally right - I actually have three skinny leopard belts and they're basically the only belts I wear! The leopard print has just turned into a neutral for me now :)


    Life etc

  21. Hmm, I have so many skinny belts but no leopard print ones. Love this post - you've given me new inspiration!

  22. The leopard belt is already one of my wardrobe staples and your are right. It pretty much works with everything. Another recent addition however has been a yellow skinny belt. The one from the Gap is made of soft leather and it looks so chic. So even though I love the skinny leopard, the skinny yellow has been seeing a lot of daylight lately. Thanks for sharing!

    Hannah from I am a lifestyle blog

  23. My leopard skinny is such a staple in my wardrobe! It's so easy to pair with anything and instantly adds character to my outfit.

    -AlyssaThe Glossy Life

  24. I love all the ways that the skinny leopard print belt is worn! So inspirational :)

  25. I could not agree more darling! A leopard print belt is definitely a MUST-HAVE in my book too :)
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed

  26. Just picked up a Fab leopard skinny belt from Target the other day! Great post, thanks for sharing:) You have a new follower pretty girl!!!


  27. I've been on the thrift hunt for a skinny leopard belt, but no luck so far! I might just have to cave and pay a little extra for one online. They add such a fun touch to an outfit :) 

  28. I wear both of mine all. the. time! I have a less expensive calf hair one and a leather J.Crew that has a patent finish, I find that they consistently add a polished touch to any outfit. I should count up how many times I've worn them on my blog.

  29. i JUST invested in a leopard skinny belt from Ann Taylor Loft! The price was right and I knew I had to have it! It's leopard and orange and I love the pop of sass and style it adds to any outfit. Feels very trendy. 

    perfectly priya


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