We’re back this week with a Five Take post, and I have to apologize to my other Five Takers, cause I’ve been totally slack the past couple of weeks. This whole finding your first adult job thing is not simple, and my schedule has been all over the place with interviews and meeting with family to talk about things. I should know by next week where and what level of classes I will be teaching. Exciting, scary stuff!

But anyway, back to Five Take! For those who are new to my blog, Five Take is a group of 5 bloggers who each “take” on a theme and show the diversity in how women dress. As seen in the title, this week’s theme was pretty simple: belts! I love wearing belts, and you’ll see them on me pretty often, but I used to NEVER wear belts before I began reading blogs and blogging myself. At the moment, skinny belts are in and are often worn around the waist, and that trend works for me pretty easily. When belts were more popular around the upper hips, that was not comfortable for me, and they always tended to shimmy upwards during the day.

Belts can do so much for an outfit. They can add a pop of color or change the shape of a dress. For this week’s theme, I wanted to showcase my newest belt, especially how it adds some fun and glamour to a basic item.

I had never bought a belt from ASOS Curve before, but I couldn’t resist getting this bug belt after seeing someone wear it during FFFWeek. It’s actually really comfortable because the metal belt part is springy and stretchy.

 I was wearing this out to dinner with my family, so I paired it with a basic, black maxi dress from Old Navy and kept it simple with gold earrings. This 100 degree, humid weather is making “simple” my motto, so I loved that the belt brought a cute detail and metallic sass to the outfit.

Because of the springy-ness of the belt, it stayed secure in its place all evening, which seems to be a rare ability with belts!

I kept my hair up and earrings simple, but even with this no-fuss look, I had people tell me all night that I looked “dressed up”. Behold the power of a belt ;).

Shop this look: Old Navy dress, ASOS Curve belt, Target Earrings

Make sure to check out how the out Five Takers do belts!

Claire at A Monkey Fatshionista 

Nicole at A Well-Rounded Venture

Gina at Fat, Fit, Fine

Becky at The Ramblings of Mrs. BeBe

How do you wear belts? What’s your favorite kind (skinny, quirky, colorful, etc)?