I am a big fan of belts. Small ones, big ones, random scarves tied at the waist; I like them all. Why? A belt can emphasize the smallest part of your waist, cinch an oversized dress to fit, or keeping you from drowning in layers by tying one on top of cardigans or coats. With so many options too they’re like jewelry for your waist. Also, like scarves you can find really interesting and often vintage belts for really cheap at secondhand stores—making them very accessible and affordable for everyone.
The Skinny Belt
This belt works nicely for most body types and doesn’t add any bulk to a look. Try it in a patent or unique color for extra punch.
The Wide Belt
This type of belt really makes a statement and looks best as the focal point of an outfit. When wearing a wide belt pay attention to proportions and limit other large accessories.
Looped belts are really just belts that are longer than usual, but with a little knot or loop they add extra interest to an outfit. Looped belts tend to look best in neutrals, since a knot is an natural, casual detail avoid belts that are metallics or have competing details like studs or rhinestones.
A belt is really a conceptual piece: a long, somewhat narrow object that binds at your waist. Many things can be turned into belts: large necklaces, scarves, ribbon, etc. So if you don’t have a vast “belt wardrobe” don’t worry about it, change up a look by making a temporary belt from whatever you have lying around.