The backwards belt. An idea actually so simple and unique I'm surprised I haven't been seeing this more on street style mavens. The knotted belt, which I spoke about here, has caught like fire, but the backwards belt has yet to fully ignite. Why is that? Maybe we still can't shake the conventional idea that belt buckles go in the front, and, cue the common sense, it takes patience and pliable fingers to tie a belt from behind.
That's not to say it can't be done. Those more cautious may want to start off with bow belts or obi belts, which won't at all look out of place worn backwards.
Those willing to take this on can try buckle belts - opt for thinner and sleeker belts. Once your belt gets too wide or the buckle gets too large and flashy, that's when you move ever so ungracefully into the zone of looking careless. Start off with cinching your dresses, skirts or tops, and eventually, you might even be able to pull off wearing a backwards belt on your pants.
But ultimately, when it comes to wearing your belt backwards, you're the best judge. If you feel ridiculous in front of the mirror, then turn that belt buckle back to where it belongs. If you take the plunge and walk outside with a backwards belt, then you better own it and have no apologies. After all, first impressions are not just about first impressions, but what you leave for everyone to remember you by.
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