05/17/2012 09:46 EDT

Minute 16: Belting T-Shirts Is A Look That Has To Go (PHOTOS)


By definition, trends are fleeting. They're ephemeral. And each day we see our fair share of looks we'd like to remove from our sartorial lexicon. So join us, each week, as we analyze a trend that's had its 15 minutes of fame. These looks are well into their Minute 16, folks. It's time to usher them toward stage left.

The Trend: It's fine to wear a belt to hold up your pants (it's actually a must), but wearing a belt to make your waist appear smaller or because it's an accessory? This look is no longer acceptable. Sure it was "hip" about a decade ago. Now, however, it's outdated. If an outfit fits you properly, there is no need to throw a belt on top of it.

Chief Offenders: We can happily say we haven't seen a celeb wearing this style since maybe 'Friends' was on the air, which was a while ago. But people of the streets, we see you wearing this trend everywhere, and it's time to put it away.

What's Wrong With It: Not only is this look outdated, people seem to be wearing it incorrectly. The belt never sits at the right part of the waist or they pair the belted look with this season's "it" accessory -- the bib necklace. It's time to keep our wardrobe choices simple. And wearing a belt on top of clothing is no longer "it."

May We Suggest: Keep it simple, folks. Wear a T-shirt with jeans and pair it with one accessory -- like a statement necklace or a bib. This will help add some of-the-moment appeal to your wardrobe and will ensure you keep your clothes out of the mid-2000s.

What do you think? Are we just plain wrong about this trend? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @HuffPostCaStyle.

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