I have a thing for belts and apparently so does our First Lady. Seriously, in the collage above alone, the woman has successfully belted coats, button downs, sweaters, skirts, dresses, jumpsuits and blouses. FLOTUS clearly knows the importance of accentuating a woman’s waist. Mrs. Obama is not new to this style game and clearly she can and will belt whatever her heart desires. My favorites are the plastic Sonia Rykiel belt that she wore when she graced the cover of O magazine in 2009, the Anthropologie belt she wore over the Oscar De La Renta Resort button down, the Tory Burch printed belt over that already bold tangerine Jean Paul Gaultier pantsuit and of course the J. Crew jeweled belt that she wore over the Thom Browne menswear inspired coat for the inauguration in 2013. Just fabulous darling (in my Mariah Carey voice).
Personally, I love how you can change the entire look of an outfit with the simple addition of a belt. It could be a minor detail but sometimes it’s the minor details that make all the difference. I can’t even tell you the number of times that I've put an outfit together and stood in front of a mirror and stared at myself for an extended period of time trying to figure out why it just didn't look right. In the end I decided to add a belt and voila, that was all I needed all along.
If Mrs. Obama’s passion for belting has inspired you, here are a couple of cute finds you may want to try on for size.