Since a lot of you seemed to like my previous pseudo-DIY, here’s another one that’s awesome and even more idiot-proof!
I’m a total belt addict. I have a special “belt hanger” that is nearly full to the max and an additional bag in my closet for the belts that can’t be hung. Despite this burgeoning collection, I am always searching for the next big belt—big both literally and figuratively. Wide belts have been en vogue for the past few years, but I’ve never really been able to partake in the trend for two reasons.
1) I have a fairly small waist. Wide belts I’ve seen in stores like UO and Anthropologie are too long and hover in the no-man’s-land between my waist and hips. No good.
2) I’m a cheapskate. A nice wide belt will usually run upwards of $60, and I just don’t like paying that much for accessories.
Thus, I came up with this pseudo DIY. It was half inspired by the Rachel Comey double buckle belts and half from the double-wrapped belts that I couldn’t find anywhere. I was at Thrift Town and found two of the same plain brown belt. Inspiration struck me: buckle one belt to the opposite end of the second belt to form a super-long mutant belt!
I was hoping that the buckles would both end up on the same side when around my waist, but they ended up exactly opposite each other. No biggie, I like it that way too! From afar, it looks like a wide belt, but when you look closer, you can see the wrapping that’s involved. Kind of cool either way.
You could also try it with two different belts, as long as they are similar in width (so they’ll buckle together). Your results will probably greatly vary depending on the length of your belts since the buckles will end up in different places, but as with all DIYs, keep experimenting!