Trend Spotting with Kim Kardashian: Cinch It!

Trend Spotting with Kim Kardashian: Cinch It!-photo

Remember that Saturday Night Live skit from the '90s?—Cinch and belt it! You may not believe me, but that phrase completely encapsulates a hot trend right now! Who knew David Spade and the late Chris Farley were such fashion futurists! Almost anything in your closet can be brought up-to-date with the perfect belt. And don't wear your high-waisted trousers without one! Let me explain the cinched look further...

Bring It In
Short of a corset, belts and tailored bottoms are the chosen tool this season to accentuate your waistline. Even some of the latest fall jackets fall below the waist, come with built-in belts and are tailored flaunt that high-waist look. And remember to tuck in your shirt when you don skirts, shorts and slacks with a high waist! How else are you going to flaunt that hot waist of yours?

Create An Hourglass Illusion
Whether you think you have a large waist or perhaps a bit of a belly pooch, don't be fearful of this form-accentuating look. Listen here, ladies: Sara Blakely made millions on her Spanx line for a reason. No matter how much you workout, a pair of Spanx can always come in handy. And yes, there are plenty of other brands to pick from when it comes to waist-slimming undergarments. Another way to create the illusion is to belt a baggier shirt or dress and create gathers at the top and bottom of the waist that form a little more volume, which make your cinched-in, belted area look smaller.

Work With What You've Got
A lot of clothes out now come with a built-in, high waistline—especially trousers—but that doesn't mean you have to throw out your shift dresses and baggy tops from last year. Simply belt them! If you're working with a smaller budget, pick out that perfect pair of versitile high-waisted pants or a pencil skirt that inches up higher on the rib cage. However, I also highly recommend you also spend your extra dollars on an array of belts to make your old oufits come to life this fall. 

Here are some places to get great, affordable belts:

  • Urban Outfitters has a ton of great belts wide and thin. Here is one that is ultra versitile in dark brown—a classic, intellectual look that is popular for fall.
  • I am loving this black rope belt with chunky gold links from Bebe.
  • This thin, yellow, double wrap belt from Nordstrom is super cute. (It also comes in black.)

 

Want to know how celebrities and I are cinching and belting? Check out these photos!

 

Discuss

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  • kimknumber1fan
    kimknumber1fan

    DAh SHOEz R UGLy BUT EVERyTHiNG ELSE iS CUTE!

  • yana19
    yana19

    i like your hair it is so soft i think do you like your hair?

  • cutichick0100
    cutichick0100

    I LoVe her style ..... No words to tell only shes HOT Kim love her

  • PinkLolaBelle
    PinkLolaBelle

    I want to know where Kim gets her tanks and tees from ...

  • aida
    aida

    i love you style kim...

  • mariahangel84
    mariahangel84

    I know a new fashion icon, that people will love. She is really pretty and she knows how to dress. Her name is Lexi Marie.

  • brie
    brie

    Hey Kim thank you for all your info i love the way you dress, we are both big above the waist so it nice to see all the different styles you rock. The clinch belt is my fav as i have a small waist so this look goes great with lose tops and tight ones.

  • SHANNON
    SHANNON

    I LOVE THE CLINCH BELT! IT'S AN EASY WAY TO HIDE SMALL PROBLEM AREAS, YET ADD CURVE. IF IT CAN MAKE MY CURVES LOOK LIKE YOURS,THEN PERFECT!LOL. YOU ALWAYS LOOK LIKE SUCH A LADY WITH SEX APPEAL!

  • Rosie
    Rosie

    Kim, I have to say i absolutely l0veee this outfit. Its so simple but looks so glam even if u are wearen flats lol. I just l0ve leggings.. please do a column on leggins as well =)

  • Rosie
    Rosie

    DUDLEY: She's been wearin those fab gladiator sandals b/c she hurt her toe! Cant you see the band aid in the pic??? Heels and toe injurys do not mix well together.. especially walkin the streets of NYC.

  • pinayfierce
    pinayfierce

    i like this site, it's not gay!!!

  • jackierodriguez
    jackierodriguez

    I absolutely love the cinch-it look, and all of the big belts look. And Kim, you really brought your "a game" on this one. The looks you show are gorgeous and chic. And these are all going to be popular trends for the fall season. And this trend is a fun and relaxed trend that can even turn to chic for the nightlife scene. Awesome kim!

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    Corsets are totally where it's at these days.

  • esther
    esther

    Yeh thats true...those shoes are in style..i seen lots of celeb chicks sporting em. I dont think i can wear shes like that...but Kim pretty much pulls any look off...she's so beautiful

  • a fan
    a fan

    those shoes are adorable, in style, and kim has a hurt toe so she had to wear flats while she walked around the city...get a life 'dudley' lol

  • DUDLEY
    DUDLEY

    Omg! Those are the ugliest shoes ever! I like the outfit but those shoes totally ruin it! I hate hate hate flat shoes! That outfit should at least be worn with a pump! And Kim calls herself a fashion expert? Puuleeaase!