Brace your waist… because it’s about to get wrapped, roped, and tasseled! One of the hottest trends that walked down the runway was the bold belt with accents of adornment that sinch, squeeze, and please in all the right places. Infusing both the wild waist belt and the tassel trend; Oscar de la Renta’s belt and beaded tassel earrings hail from Chicistan, where all things scream lady luxe! Neiman Marcus, Fashion Director, Ken Downing, picked his favorite Gucci gold belt as one of his must haves for the season that infuses the tassel tie as well. The wide belt can be styled over dresses and long tunic tops matched with a sophisticated wide leg pant. Stand out from the rest as you dress to impress and belt out loud!
To create your tassel belt, measure your waist and cut fabric to wrap all the way around, leaving approx. a 4-6 inch gap. Leathers and suede are great options for the belt. Slice two slits on both sides large enough to thread through. Gather and thread your cord/ropes through, knotting tassels on the ends. Make sure you have enough cord to go all the way around and to tie off in the front. A monochromatic color scheme is always chic and a winning choice, however get creative with colors, textures and tassels- mix and match ‘em for a variety of looks. Have fun getting waisted (no age requirements here).