DIY: Metallic Skinny Belt + How I Wore It
Looks like I’m going through a belt phase. There was the embellished belt, then the feather peplum belt and now…the metallic skinny belt. I’ve been eying this skinny metal belt for the past few season but when I saw Tina Fey looking va-va-voom on the SAG awards red carpet this weekend I knew I had to do it! The skinny metallic belt has be a hit on the red carpet this award season. Both Jennifer Lawrence and Marion Cotillard rocked the trend at the Golden Globes. This project is easy, breezy and I’m excited to add this new belt to my collection.
*I used a K&S Engineering brass plate for this project. Click here for a list of retailers. I made my purchase at my local hardware store. They come in different widths and lengths. Be sure to purchases the smallest width they have. You want the plate to be flexible so that it bends around your waist. The sales associate at the hardware store explained to me that these plates are used for many different projects. He then asked me what I was planning to use it for. I wish I’d had my phone out so I could have snap a photo of the face he made when I told him I was using the plate to making a belt. It was Instagramable!
Tip: The edges aren’t sharp, but if you’re nervous dull down the edges with sandpaper.