Can one accessory really transform an entire outfit? Yes, if you pick the right item. If we have learned anything from the resurgance of belts as the must-have accessory, it is that one well-placed accessory really can make an ensemble sing. What's the trick to the "just add belt" school of inspired dressing? The magic is all in the belt that you choose.
When you are counting on your belt to give an outfit spice, no ordinary belt will do. It's all about finding a belt with artistic flair. I was recently turned on to Victoria Tea belts, an independent line out of LA, and I'm convinced there isn't a dud in the entire line. I'm not the only fashionista loving Victoria Tea belts, Victoria Tea counts a mile-long list of Hollywood starlets and stylish songstresses as fans. Waiting for me to name drop? Ok, how about cuties Kate Hudson and Shiva Rose (see photo at right)? Or stylish young things Amanda Bynes, Kelly Clarkson, Cameron Diaz, and Eliza Dushku? Pretty good company.
A few of my favorite finds from the newest Victoria Tea collection are pictured below. There really is a belt for every occasion in this well-edited line. The Los Angeles Belt is perfect for pairing with jeans and a party tank for a night out on the town. The Honolulu Belt is just right for casual wear, while the Vienna Belt will instantly transform your most tired cocktail dress into a festive frock. One accessory; instant style. See, I told you it was possible.
Click on any photo to link directly to where you can purchase that Victoria Tea belt online, or visit the Victoria Tea online store to see her entire accessories collection. Want the hottest independent designer finds delivered right to your inbox? Subscribe to Stiletto Jungle and get free updates by e-mail or RSS.
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