I’m a Midwest girl and we aren’t known for our fashion forwardness. Most of us prefer to be comfortable daily and dress for occasions. More than anything else we possess a special kind of individualism that creates a couple head turns. I never really try when I put a look together. My fashion is determined by several factors, iron, mood, and weather. Accessories are not my thing either but this item has been included in more looks than my favorite wig. Let me tell you a little bit about my go to adornment.
My leopard belt. I picked this up several years ago at Target. They were having a sale on the belts and I was in need of a one from the brown family. The other belts looked cheesy. You know the braided type and then there’s the wrestling belt. In need of something to tie my look together I settled on the leopard. I’m a fan of the big cats but not in my fashion. Little did I know this was totally going to upgrade me. After a short while, I noticed whenever I was getting ready, which includes the look selection, that belt would make it to the bed as an option. It was totally becoming a favorite. Here are a few times it won the “Battle of the Belts.”
As you can see I’ll put this bad boy on with anything. It just adds a bit of visual interest. Call this piece a little unexpected. It’s not overpowering at all. However, after years and months of wear and tear, I’m on the hunt for a replacement. It has started to split at the seam and some of the faux fur has been rubbed off. Until I find another, I’ll be rocking it. Even in its less than pristine condition, people still say “love the belt!” This thing has kicked my fashion score up a few notches.
Yes, this midwest girl may never be considered a fashion icon. No, it’s not from a luxury designer collection. Maybe, it’s not as impressive to some people but it’s a staple in my life. If you happen to know where I can get another (everyone in the tri-county area of Detroit must have one), let me know. I’ll be sure to pick up 2 the next time. 🙂