Image courtesy The Daily Prep
Let us today imagine our off-duty moments. Our retired, weekend, working from home moments. Or vacations.
In that light, consider the virtues of a fabric belt.
Long appreciated by traditionalists, I believe this accessory deserves more time on the field. (And yes, I have been watching all the episodes of Friday Night Lights in one fell swoop.) The other day I was reading The Daily Prep, as one does, following the voyages of Muffy Aldrich. She lives in Maine, and blogs about the New England way of life, and the small businesses that still, well, do business out her way. Most recently, she took us to Eliza B.
As is often true of prep-style retail goods, styled with a little rumple they indulge our inner Artsy Cousin. For example, Eliza’s Design Your Own belts.
Here’s a finished model.
Quite traditional prep, what with the bamboo buckle, bright colors, et. alia. One could imagine the Grande Dame wearing this with white jeans, on an island in the Swedish Archipelago.
The Sturdy Gal would pull together something like this for Christmas, or Thanksgiving. She believes wide wale cords are underrated.
But if you want, as I do, to indulge your inner Artsy Cousin, drift sideways just a bit. For example.
Sturdy Gals will throw on khakis and a white tee, come the weekend, come hell or high water. Nowt to be done about that.
How about this combination? Sturdy Gals wear boyfriend jeans with or without a boyfriend anywhere in sight.
I have never been able to wear scarves with aplomb. Something about too much color and pattern close to my face. Belt experiments seem safer. After all, that which holds up our pants must be Sturdy to the core, thus especially ready for a little whimsy now and then.