Play with proportions
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.
Over your shirt
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
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.
Cinch that waist
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.
Pair with standout accessories
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.
This article first appeared on FEMALE.