A pinch of ethnicity #3
For the final entry of the series I’ll focus on the vintage handcrafted patchwork “berbere” belt. The first thing that caught my eye was the variety of colors and detailing: if you thought the tunic was a bold piece, this one definitely takes the crown. The thing is, being an accessory, it has a much smaller impact on the overall ensemble, making it easier to pull off. As belts are usually perceived as a finishing touch or embellishment, they pose the perfect opportunity to add a splash of color and boldness to an outfit; even if you’re wearing a suit, don’t be afraid to tone it down a bit.
Due to its length and marked creases at distinct parts, it’s likely that the original owner wore it tied up at the front or side, letting the long ends drape over the leg. Although this is a great look, here I went for a more usual approach, doubling it through the belt loops and incorporating it into a casual, weekend appropriate look: trim navy bomber jacket, crisp white shirt, slim dark blue jeans, boat shoes and messenger bag. As the belt is a such a bold statement piece by itself, the best way to make it work is to balance the rest of the look, avoiding strong shades or patterns, so as not to go overboard.
Slim navy bomber jacket by Lacoste, white dress shirt by ACNE, dark blue jeans by Levi’s (511 slim - tailored), vintage patchwork moroccan belt, light brown crepe sole boat shoes by Buttero and brown canvas messenger by Zara.
LINKS À LA MODE: WEEKLY ROUNDUP 04/28
Great news! My post about the Moroccan tunic was selected for this week’s Links à La Mode! Thank you all for following!
Edited by Fajr Muhammad at Stylish Thought
When you visit a fashion blog you often see a stylish blogger posing in a perfectly, put together outfit with gorgeous scenery. What you don’t see is the work that goes into curating and maintaining a fashion blog. This week the theme across IFB was outfit posts: what deems an outfit worthy, what goes into creating a stunning visual post and ultimately the comments (some not so nice) that we receive as style bloggers. Ultimately, blogging is a way to express our love for fashion and personal style but as this week’s links can attest to, there is much more to fashion blogging than meets the eye.
Links à la Mode: April 28th
- Best Of Bklyn: Wardrobe Emergency Kit
- Beyond Fabric: A Pinch of Ethnicity
- Consider Me Lovely: Blush + Gold
- Dress with Courage: Dealing with Negative Comments
- Elle Enchanted: On Fashion Blogging
- Fashioned By Love: This Strange World of Fashion
- Fashion in Films: Safe vs. Sexy
- Fashion Limbo: The Rant- Skinny No More
- Forever Amber: Adventures in the Magic Garden Centre
- Grechen Blogs: Why I Stopped Reading Fashion Blogs
- Grit & Glamour: On the Unexpected Beauty of Social Media
- Independent Fashion Bloggers: Blogging Against Adversity
- Lady in Lycra: Address Your Style
- Over 50 Feeling 40: Pondering Much More than an OOTD
- Sample Twenty Nine: Comment Courtesy
- Stay in the Lines: Breezy Blocking
- Stylish Thought: What I Wore- Fallen Robots
- The Fashion Grove: There are Ghosts Towns in the Ocean
- The House in the Clouds: Tattoos. Expression or Accessory
- The Quirky Martini: The Buzz about Fashion Bloggers
- Un-Stitched: Creating Amazing Outfit Posts