A Little Hardware

I’ve had this belt since I was probably 16, a gift from my grandmother. I remember when I first received it I felt kind of intimidated. I had no idea how to wear that thing. So, it sat in my closet for years. Every now and then I would attempt to style an outfit around it, but it never felt quite right. Fast forward to 2017 where the hardware trend is everywhere. These leather belts, with the straps, and the metal are popping up on the runway, street style bloggers, celebrities, etc. I loved the way I was seeing them styled. Suddenly I was feeling ready to try the belt again. In 2012 I wanted to pair it with a dressy look and make it more fancy, but it always ended up being overbearing. In 2017, I realized I needed to reverse that, and pair the belt with casual items to dress them up. And what’s more casual than denim?

I found these mom jeans at a thrift store a while back and thought they’d go perfectly with an oversized button down, also thrifted. My combat boots, which I spray painted myself, matched the edginess of the belt, and then the subtle accents of silver jewelry brought the look together. 

Sunglasses: Flower Eyewear    Necklace: Forever21      Bracelet + Belt: Gifted from Grandmother    Bracelet: Forever21 

I am happy with the way this look came together, and I am looking forward to figuring out more ways to wear this belt. Comment below if you have any suggestions!

Photos by https://mackenziefrankphotography.pixieset.com



  1. Jolaade
    February 18, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Omg u look amazing, I’ve saved a pic already so I can recreate d look 😀

    • inexpensivechic
      February 18, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Glad you like! Send me a pic after you recreate it. I’d love to see 🙂