Fashion stylists are constantly rethinking the routine fashion choices we make everyday, and one of the go-to tricks is incorporating a belt. While they’re often relegated to a utilitarian role, stylists use them to add visual interest to an outfit, highlighting individuality in the process. We’re sharing inspiration, courtesy of our style team and a few of our favorite influencers, to encourage you to think outside of the box this fall.
As summer comes to a close, luxurious oversized fall knits start calling our names. To avoid drowning in a mass of fabric, cinch a belt over your sweater to define your waist. Create a loose knot with the tail of your belt which keeps it secure when you don’t have belt loops.
One of our favorite timeless styles is a wrap belt. They add ladylike definition to an overcoat or dress without the overbearing hardware of a buckle. Opt for this style to add a dose of nonchalant style.
When wearing simple separates, choose something more interesting than a plain-buckled belt. We love this Western-inspired option with decorative hardware for spicing up an otherwise plain outfit.
Striking a balance between stylish and office-appropriate can be tricky. Give your blazer some personality by styling it with a belt and wearing it over slim-fit jeans or slacks. The result is polished without being too precious.
We love wearing a head-to-toe print, but going ‘full pattern’ can overwhelm any frame. Break it up with a belt, ideally a simple version that won’t compete with the busy pattern. Try adding some texture with a velvet or suede style.