TIP :: A statement waist belt can make a great investment piece. Wear it over coats and blazers in fall/winter, and then over dresses and tunics in spring/summer. Get one with studs or embellishments to really make a statement. If you’re petite, don’t go too wide because it can easily overwhelm you. This is about as wide as I’ll go, and I feel the strip weave design helps keep it from looking too stiff.
EXTRA TIP :: A leather hole punch tool is handy to keep around, and lets you add more holes to a waist belt if you need it. Mine looks a lot like this one.
This blazer is current season Aritzia and pretty much perfect. The fit is petite-friendly (as is many of their styles if you’re petite & looking for brands to shop), the silhouette is classic, and I love the working chest pocket (perfect for sunglasses). The dark plaid on this one is expensive looking, and the fabric is soft yet structured. I’ve got my eye on other colors 😁
Blazer – Aritzia “Babaton Samuel” // size 00 // (similar under $100)
Belt – B-low The Belt // size xs // (similar)(similar under $50)
Jeans – Citizens of Humanity “Racer” // size 24 //(similar wash)
Bralette –Topshop // size 0 // (similar)(similar)(similar)
Handbag – Michael Kors (similar)
Watch – Nicole Vienna (similar)
Jewelry –Vintage & Catbird
Nail Color – Sally Hansen (also here)