Here’s a riddle for you: What’s in every gal’s closet, can be worn a multitude of ways, with a multitude of outfits, and has the ability to make any look instantly more flattering and stylish? Oh wait, that’s an easy one: A belt, of course! Check our top picks for the must-have waist-cinchers of the season and how to wear them:
The skinny belt
We’re talking no more than an inch wide here, ladies. Sure it seems like such a tiny detail, but this sleek accessory is the easiest way to add classic femininity to any look. A strip of shiny patent or metallic weaving in and out of belt loops can really pull your whole ensemble together. Or, wear over a blazer, sans loops, to create a va-va-va-vooom silhouette. Which skinny belts are on our wish list for Fall? These mstylelab beauties in glitter, leopard and classic black.
The classic belt
Needless to say, this type of belt ain’t ever gonna go out of style. The way to wear it now? Loop the loose end up over the buckle and dangling down or to tie a double-knot. Because this design is essentially inspired by menswear, it looks cool paired with a feminine, billowy dress or anything girly. You won’t go wrong with this one from Lauren by Ralph Lauren in classic brown.
The sash belt
This style was all over the runways this season. Wrap one around your natural waist to instantly update any LBD, or go fashion-forward in a color-blocked jumpsuit a la the Gucci runways. Opt for one in black, brown or winter white leather and you won’t know how you ever lived without it. We love this version from American Rag for its chic & slimming effect.