The modern man mainly uses his belt for practicality – keeping up his trousers, though of course puts a little bit of thought into the style and look of his belt. At the same time, the modern woman mostly uses her belt for fashion purposes.
Some of you reading this may not see the point. How can belts be used just for fashion? Aren’t they supposed to help keep your clothes in a fixed position?
I know that some of you probably do not see why belts are used for fashion as much as they are, but hopefully you will!
You wear a belt at your waist, though depending on your preference you can wear it higher or lower, such as around your hips. Generally, you should pick a belt which fits into the middle hole, or two holes from the end – obviously your belt should be tight enough that it can’t slip past your hips, though if you prefer your belt on your hips, then obviously it should be tight enough to keep it in place – never tie your belt so much that it causes discomfort.
You can use a variety of different belts with almost any outfit – the good thing about belts is that they are so versatile – 80% of belts will go with 80% of your clothes, so you could say that around 60% of any belt/outfit combination you try will go well together, though throw in some custom belt buckles and you’re set even better, as you can mix and match any belt strap to any belt buckle to create a truly unique style that is only worn by you!
The great thing about belts is that you can use them to create a sort of distinct line between your top and your trousers/skirt – I generally wouldn’t advise wearing opposing colours for your top and lower half, but throw in a belt to help add some more detail and extra ‘spice’ to your outfit and you’ll look fabulous, just make sure to pick a belt strap and buckle which suit each other. » Read more: What Is a Belt? A Look at History of Belts and Why They Are Still As Important As Ever