Now I don’t claim to know much, if anything about fashion but I spend alot of my time with my head shoved in fashion magazines, umming and arhhing over clothes I can’t afford. Ever since I spotted Cara Delevingne wearing a rather gorgeous red obi belt…well I’ve wanted a piece of the action. Obi belts are nothing new and have been around a while . They were big news back in 2011, but like most things are making a welcome come-back, or maybe they never really went away? Either way I’m inspired…
Obi belts also referred too as sash or wrap belts are soft belts that you wrap around and tie either at the front, back or side – from Japanese origins.
Miss Delevingne looked amazing, but then again let’s face it she would look great in a potatoe sack! I am in lust with her outfit; I think that the belt really adds the finishing touches .
Flicking through this month’s Vogue… up they popped again.
So here’s my inspiration and how I’m planning to style mine.
I love the idea (above) of a long chunky cardy over a polo neck / skirt combo neatly gathered with an obi belt. It’s just looks so stylish and really accentuates your waist . The same goes for the blouse, it just adds that little something and pulls an outfit together. They would also look great and add a little va va voom to jumpsuits and dresses.
I have some great news. Well I say great – don’t get excited! I would have disclosed this earlier in the week had I not been scared somebody would outbid me and I’d miss out. For once I kept completely stum.
So the news… I bid for 2 ASOS obi belts ( one black, one tan) on ebay at the beginning of the week and I’ve only gone and bloody won them both for the whooping cost of only £2 plus P+P. Yes you heard me correctly two whole English pounds.
Said belts are winging there way to me as I am typing and I have my fingers crossed they fit. Like the ding bat I am….I didn’t check the sizing!!
So if they don’t here’s where I’ll be heading. Mango.
This comes in at £29.99 and comes in black and chocolate. HERE
ASOS have some beauties…
Faux suede reversible obi belt £15 – HERE
But I’m saving the best for last.
Black & Brown Premium Leather Oversized Obi belt – £45 HERE
Delicious isn’t it ? I’m just working out whether or not I can afford it.
(Translates too … If I can or can’t this will be in my Wardrobe!)
I’ll keep you updated as to whether the ebay goodies fit (please fit!) and how I get on styling my outfits. My plans will either come together nicely or I’ll look a proper chuff!
Until next time, Tracey x