Although you may often forget about it, the humble belt buckle is a staple in everyone’s wardrobe – man or woman. Be sure to check out Stylight’s range of these functional necessities to suit every occasion from working in the city to a heavy duty travelling option
Where does the belt buckle come from?Although we wear belt buckles around waist and hips today, the word comes from the lation “buccula” which refers to the cheek strap of a helmet. As they were primarily a war objects, a belt buckle was associated with men well into the 19th century, but today women wear belts just as much as men.
What kind of clasps are there?There are several different kind of belt clasps. Dependent upon whether you have a fabric or leather belt, you could get a box frame which is suited to fabric or web styles and involves bending the fabric back on itself, or the more conventional frame fastening with holes at varying points along the strap. Of course, a buckle needs to be attached, so be sure to check that it fits!
What to wear...Simply, with trousers! Slip it in your belt loops, and your belt buckle will look completely at home. Yet if you want something a little less conventional, try wrapping it around the waist of a maxi dress, or, during the colder months, try cinching in the waist of a winter coat; it can be a cool contrast to a cool trench coat, or the perfect way to make a bulkier item more flattering. Without a doubt, the belt buckle is the most versatile piece in your wardrobe: it can make a girly piece tougher, or give a military look a pop of colour. And you thought they were purely functional!
Take Your Belt From Functional to Fabulous With a Belt Buckle
If you want to make a style statement with your casual apparel, adding an eye-catching belt buckle is just the thing. Attaching a decorative metal plate to your cincher brings the focal point of your outfit to your center, defining your look and giving it a personalized flair.
A belt buckle can communicate a diverse set of vibes. Make it the stylish centerpiece of every outfit.
Sometimes the simplest things have the strongest impact. Adding a minimalist metal belt buckle to your black skinny jeans and white tee has the same effect as adding a piece of statement jewelry, but because belts aren’t a traditional location for jewelry, the buckle is an unexpected touch. Stay in keeping with the pared down aesthetic of this buckle by choosing other accessories just as simple—an unembellished canvas sneaker does the trick.
You’re an urban cowboy of sorts, and the city is your wild west. Dress up your distressed denim and show your country roots with a belt buckle emblazoned with western motifs, including skulls, stars and American flag imagery. Play down the look’s cliche side by making sure that every piece you pair with it, from a flannel button-down to a pair of western-style boots, is of the highest quality—and skip the cowboy hat.
Show your style savvy by wearing a belt buckle branded with your favorite designers. A logo is a status symbol usually indulged by branded T-shirts, bags and other accessories, but a belt buckle is a new way to show your appreciation for all your favorite labels. When it comes to branded pieces, however, it’s best to limit the brands you show off in an outfit to just one. Avoid a label-clashing mess by leaving the rest of your look simple and unadorned.
Say goodbye to boring belts lacking in flair. Clip on a decorative belt buckle for a bold look that shows your personality to the world.