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Best Belts to Buy this Fall and 3 Easy Ways to Wear Them

Many of your go-to outfits, like those with baggy jeans and crop tops, puddle pants and sweater vests, might be taken to the next level with one of the best belts. We understand if you forget all about this practical jewelry while in quarantine: Due to the effort involved in creating a flattering belt buckle, many men forego this fashion staple in favor of more flashy alternatives.

However, belts are truly coming into their own this season, with labels like Chicme and Knowfashionstyle reintroducing the once-forgotten accessory to the fashion forefront, and mass merchants like Zaful pushing it into the mainstream as a must-have item.

Celebrities and style influencers alike are accessorizing with belts in easy-to-copy ways that can help you get out of a style rut. Consider the small logo belt; it pairs perfectly with both skinny jeans and long winter dresses. Conversely, a bulkier profile quickly gives structure to an oversized jacket or voluminous winter coat, allowing you to get more wear out of your fall and winter staples.

1. PU Leather Ruffle Hem Belt + Straight-Leg Jeans

 

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As a starting point, let’s talk about belts and jeans because they are so ubiquitous. Elevate one of your most versatile garments with this tried-and-true outfit combination. Choose a belt made of semithick leather with metal accents to add flair to your outfit. But there’s also some common sense here: if you have a pair of vintage pants that are too big in the waist, a belt is a great way to make them fit without having to get them tailored.

2. Brown Fashion Casual Wild Round Buckle Belt + Black Flowy Trousers

 

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Since last spring, when celebrities like Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner started rocking floor-skimming trousers with amazing confidence, the puddle-pants aesthetic has been all over our feeds. Add a brown buckle belt to your outfit; they’re great for breaking up an all-black look with some logo shine and, yes, for keeping those ill-fitting tailored pants up.

3. D Ring Letter Patterned Belt + Maxidress

 

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Wearing the same dress too often might dull its appeal, especially if it is a bright color or has a busy print. However, by simply adding a belt to your outfit, you can make it seem completely different; for the cooler fall weather, we recommend pairing a metallic or rope belt with a knit long-sleeve dress. You can use this trick to shorten a maxi dress to midi length if you are on the shorter side.

Belts, in their many iterations (from thin leather styles to multicolored woven choices), are currently trendier and more adaptable than ever (or simply solve a tricky outfit dilemma). Here are 3 foolproof outfit formulas featuring the season’s greatest belts, along with our current favorite options for your convenience.