Nothing has the potential to change an outfit faster than a chic belt. During summer, the belt comes in especially handy - it's great for cinching a shapeless dress and creating definition, adding some new life to shorts and tanks or creating contrast in a professional ensemble. Check out a few essential belts for every occasion on your agenda.
Pale toffee-toned leather is such a gorgeous alternative to the usual browns, blacks and tans. This Fossil Braided Waist Belt ($48) features intricate weaving and a wide silhouette that makes it perfect for especially simple cuts, like shift dresses and long tanks or tunics.
A fresh take on the basic buckle belt, 7 Hills Elastic Braid ($18.99) shows off a hollowed front section that allows a peek of the fabric beneath to show through. It's quite chic in an earthy, inelegant sort of way - the kind of piece that brings down to earth a vibrant print.
Perfection! A bright belt, like the Banana Republic Shiny Lizard ($34.50), adds a sharp pop of color to any look. We love this with a bright white dress and a pair of wedges for a polished summer ensemble.