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The Obi Belt Trend Is Still Ruling The 2020 Fashion Scene: 24 Looks + Styling Tips

The Obi Belt Trend Is Still Ruling The 2020 Fashion Scene: 24 Looks + Styling Tips


What’s better than a functional trendsetting staple? A versatile one that stands out with ease. Proving this in unique and fashion-forward ways, the obi belt has ruled the accessories scene throughout 2020. Not only does the statement-making belt elevate a variety of outfits, but it also serves as a silhouette-defining piece.

With its cultural identity being grounded as a part of the Japanese attire worn by Geishas, the obi belt has a certain charm to its appearance. The sash-like strap has a number of intricate elements that contribute to its elegant design. From texture to cut, details to functionality, no two obi belts are the same. 

Whether you’re a sophisticated designer bag addict, or a simple babe looking to add some structure to your style, the right obi belt could be a perfect fit.

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Here are some tips on rocking the obi belt…

#1. Colors and prints

While the obi belt is best known for its waist-cinching ability, its adaptability towards color palettes and prints are just as important. Firstly, colors play a major role in pin-pointing a fashionista’s personal style. As such, the obi belt conforms to this need by fitting into both neutral and bright tinges. Adding a little bit of unconventionality to this, the obi can also be rocked in prints like polka dots and stripes.

#2. Outfits to match
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Toke Makinwa wearing the statement accessory with a blazer and midi skirt

When it comes to picking a chic outfit to strap the obi belt on, a sense of intentionality is required, as always. Details like texture, design, and details ensure a fabulous ensemble. To illustrate, for a fancy or formal vibe, the obi can be worn over a blazer and midi skirt. Alternatively, it can be rocked casually with an oversized shirt and a pair of denim shorts.

#3. Accessorize to create a balance

The art of accessorizing with the obi belt comes with a need for balance. This is essential, as the wide strip item is an accessory on its own, and complementing it is key. To do this properly, a monochromatic approach can be incorporated, where the color of your obi belt can be aligned with your footwear or handbag. Likewise, to maintain a subtle yet sexy accent of the obi belt, dainty jewelry pieces do the trick.

So, if you’re looking for some inspiration on all things cinching and hot this season, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 24 fabulous looks to guide you on how to style the obi belt…

Oversized Shirts / Shirt Dresses

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Tolu bally


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Folake Kuye Huntoon


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Loewe – Black Obi Belt

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Maxi Dresses

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Angel Obasi


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Nimi Nwofor


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Loewe Tan Canvas Obi Belt

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Casual Ensembles

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 Idia Aisien



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Leslie Sidora

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Alexandra Lapp


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Nimi Nwofor


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 Bimbo Ademoye


African Prints

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Angel Obasi


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Sharon Ooja


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 Angel Obasi


Silk Camis

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Suyapa Lucy


With Blazers

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Denim Fits



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Sheer Dresses

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