A skinny belt is one of the most popular accessories that women have taken up to in recent times.
The most wonderful thing about this accessory is that it’s suitable for just about everyone, whatever the body type may be.
They are so versatile; and one can wear them on pants, shorts, skirts, dresses and even on tops and still be effortless, stylish and cool.
Joy Uwimana is a designer and owner of Joy Little Boutique at Kigali city Market. She says that there are many ways of styling and wearing a skinny belt to achieve a sophisticated look.
“Choosing a good perfect color skinny belt for your outfit makes you stand out better. For instance, one should always opt for bright colored belts over a less bright outfit. When they are worn on dresses, jumpsuit and long tops, a skinny belt can create an illusion that one has a thin waist,” she says.
Uwimana also says that if one is short, wearing a thin belt high will help in elongating their legs.
One can also accessorize the color of the belt with one of the handbag, purse, shoes or even necklaces and bangles.
James Habimana runs a shop at Kimironko. He says that a skinny belt always brings out a stylish look when worn on a tucked in outfit.
“For an elegant look if one chooses to wear it on a pair of pants and a skirt, the top must be tucked in. Also, a skinny belt always work well on a little bit loose outfits for a relaxed look”, he says.
He adds that opting for a different color of belt from the outfits helps in complimenting one’s look.