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5 ways to wear the statement belt trend this coming fall

When it comes to your waist this winter, belts are making a huge (we mean literally huge) deal out of them
 

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Whether worn with pants, skirts or layered over coats and jackets, the statement belt was THE accessory spotted everywhere this F/W'18 season. Here's how to rock the bold accessory, courtesy of the most fashionable streetstyle stars.

 

Play with proportions

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A gigantic belt (might be more of a corset, really) is a fun piece that you can style in a myriad of ways. Let your imagination go wild by putting unique pieces together, such as a classic white shirt, a tube top, dress or jumpsuit, and the belt.

Cotton shirt, $34.95, H&M, Loewe leather belt, US$845 (S$1,114), www.net-a-porter.com, Nicole Mille cotton-blend dress, $532, www.farfetch.com.

 

Over your shirt

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A thick, studded belt can add an edge to any look – wear it layered over your blouse – but under your outerwear – to add a bit more jazz to your outfit. Want to let your belt do double duty? Why not make it an easy place to hang your shades too (and make a fashion statement at the same time)?

Pu studded belt, $35.90, Zara, Style Mafia cotton-blend top, $169, Topshop, Acrylic sunglasses, $19.90, Dorothy Perkins.

 

Over a blazer

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This is a sure-win outfit styling trick: pair a structured blazer with a skirt and boots, and pull everything together with a standout belt. It’s a flattering silhouette and you’ll look super polished and chic.

Petar Petrov wool blazer, US$1,330 (S$1,753), www.modaoperandi.com, Valentino leather studded belt, €550 (S$889), www.mytheresa.com, Viscose-blend skirt, $69.90, Zara.

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Cinch that waist

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If you’re wearing a long coat or dress, using a belt to cinch your waist can help break up the look and add a bit of much-needed contrast.

Polyester dress, $109, H&M, Oscar de la Renta wool-blend coat, $8,117, www.farfetch.com, FRAME leather belt, US$164 (S$216), www.net-a-porter.com.

 

Pair with standout accessories

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A statement belt can look good on its own, but it can also work with various other statement accessories for an eye-catching overall look. Pair with some stylish shades, a neckerchief, a cute clutch – the works.

Pu belt, $26.90, Dorothy Perkins, Silk scarf, $95, Massimo Dutti, Anya Hindmarch leather clutch, €950 (S$1,536), www.mytheresa.com.

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