I loved the shape & texture, but the color was a bit soft & light for me. I decided to get my paint on with it.
I painted the elastic band with fabric paint & a sponge while pounding the paint in as deep as I could, doing my best to get it as even as I could. After painting the band with Brick fabric paint, I then took My Angelus Brick leather paint to the vinyl (after rubbing it with Acetone). After that dried, I took my cotton rag with so e water & rubbed the whole vinyl down with Copper leather paint in order to give it a metallic iridescent sheen to it & to enhance the texture. Painted the buckle rid with Gold nail polish & let it all dry.
The color & look are gorgeous! Now that I have worn it a few times, I think I will paint the whole thing with Pod Modge to help seal it as the buckle has been digging in on the sides & ruining the belt. I think the Mod Podge would help protect it like it did in my Tissue Paper shoe post.
Here is the outfit I put together with the belt. This is one of those outfits that I put together for the first time and felt AMAZING in! My favorite shoes & skirt combined with a ruffled front button up shirt with a gold metallic cardigan & my painted belt. I loved the whole outfit & how I felt in it and the belt was a great color for the combo. Expand your vision & possibilities & see what you can come up with!