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Embrace the Glam: ’90s Gaudy Belts

Hello, vintage lovers! The ’90s are making a triumphant return, and one accessory is stealing the spotlight: the gaudy belt. If you’ve been following for some time, you know the gaudy belt has always rotated in my wardrobe, but it seems that it is trending on the interwebs! I recently found a fabulous Escada belt while thrifting and it’s probably one of my favorite recent finds yet!

The Gaudy Renaissance

I am SO glad the days of the “old money aesthetic” were short-lived because gaudy is what I like to see. Think oversized buckles, extravagant embellishments, and eye-catching patterns that scream individuality. This revival isn’t just a nod to the past; it’s a celebration of fashion as a form of self-expression. We dress for ourselves and no one else!

As I like to say, gaudy belts aren’t just an accessory; they’re an attitude! Cinch a flowing dress at the waist with a Moschino belt or add that fabulous gold tone to a tailored blazer with an Escada gem. Mix patterns fearlessly, and don’t shy away from vibrant colors – the bolder, the better.

Where to Find Your Statement Piece

Thrifting is the key to finding these gems. Even if the gaudy goodness is unbranded, don’t skip the accessories department because you will find some fab options. Visit vintage stores, flea markets, and online platforms for another great spot to search for the perfect statement belt. The more unique, the better – you’re not just buying an accessory; you’re investing in a piece of fashion history.

Fear not, I found some 90s gaudy belts for you to shop. Hint: Some of my favorite designers, like Escada and Moschino, offer maximalist creations that transform any outfit into a fashion statement.

Gaudy belts are not just accessories; they’re a reminder that fashion should be fun, bold, and a reflection of your unique style. So, channel your inner Annette, Nanny Fine, or Carrie Bradshaw, embrace the gaudy, and let your belt steal the show!

Thank you for reading.

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