Belts have a practical purpose for an outfit but they can also help step up an outfit in several different ways. From hips to the waist, belts are the perfect way to accessories and style any outfit. These are the belts every fashionista should have in their closet.

Everyday

One of the basic belts everyone should have is an everyday belt to wear with jeans or dress pants. This is for purpose – but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fashionable. Try black or brown to go with most outfits you’ll wear throughout the week. Experiment with other neutrals like navy or gray for a slight change that still will pair well with most outfit combinations. Consider investing in a quality designer belt that will withstand the everyday wear.

Waist

Oversized is in – and waist belts can help give shape to any oversized garment. Extra large t-shirts become dresses with a waist belt. Add them to tops or dresses to accessorize and add a little accentuation. Pair the oversized belted shirt with sneakers or ankle booties for a look that’s fresh and cool.

Statement

Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and try different colors and patterns. A pop of neon pink, faux snakeskin, or a braided belt are great ways to add color and texture to an outfit. Try pairing them with a matching shoe for a polished head-to-toe look. The possibilities are endless when accessorizing with belts.

Occasion

For those times when you have somewhere extra special to go, try accessorizing with an extra sparkly or shiny belt. A crystal belt will go with most occasion or cocktail dresses, and adds an element of elegance to an outfit without overwhelming the outfit. Having a belt for occasions will give any special event that extra sparkle and shine.

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