It’s never against the fashion rule book to be creative and quirky when styling with a belt.
Longchamp has given the Roseau design from the 90s a new reinterpretation this Summer 2020. As one of the most famous lines from the time of its creation, the Roseau leather belts are exclusively timeless and chic with a strong sense of minimalism. The buckle also reprises the iconic bamboo motif as seen in the maison’s SS20 RTW looks. They are cinched with thin leather belts, featuring the Roseau bamboo adornments that characterised the bag of the same name.
Belts are no longer used to simply make a slightly strict outfit appear more feminine or to tighten one’s waist. They have become the centrepiece of an outfit, giving the complete look colours, a touch of detailing and unexpected textural effects.
The bamboo clasp, for instance, features an oversized design to give the belt buckle a jewel-like style. This well-thought piece of detail is not only a symbol of the brand but exudes a refined and luxurious look that combines a simplistic sophisticated style. The shape is super sleek, with clean edges in smooth cowhide to enhance the design — making it a flattering piece to fashion with your personal style.
Here are four ways to style the Longchamp Roseau belt, or any belts in your wardrobe for that matter — just remember to always be creative and never afraid to challenge conventions.
Make it Utilitarian
Instead of carrying a purse or a coin pouch out, make it handy by knotting a mini Le Pliage Cuir on your belt. It is a fashion statement on its own, and secondly a subtle way to ‘show off’ without having to move a muscle. It is also a great option if you’re wearing something without pockets, making it a utilitarian yet stylish add-on to your outfit of the day.
Cinch that Dress
Anything that’s flowing or straight-cut can be cinched to give that extra feminine look while shaping the dress to flatter a woman’s curves. Cinch it right at the waistline for a sexier look or slightly below for a relaxed weekend vibe. This unique knotted Roseau belt also gives off an effortless elan to its wearer thanks to the natural qualities of the leather.
Play with Colours
The latest Roseau belt with an oversized bamboo buckle comes in four colours — Sand, Black, Pilot Blue and Red. Depending on what you have in your wardrobe, complement the belt by layering it with outfits of the same colour tones for extra visual impact. Accent with metallic accessories that match the texture on the buckle to give your ensemble a cohesive look.
If you’re going for a more formal or smart look when you return to the office after weeks of working from home, a belt is a must to keep you looking sharp and sophisticated. Give that waist some respect by shaping it with a belt, while allowing your top to flow beautifully around it. This works for both pants or skirts, but it’s always a good idea to contrast the colour of your belt so that the colours complement each other. And if you’re spending hundreds on a belt, you’d want it to stand out.
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