There's no doubt that belts are a staple item in our fashion arsenal, but with so many new ways to wear them, they're far from just a practical piece. Belts were seen at just about every show at S/S 18 fashion week. (Early-noughties chain belts were big at Balenciaga while plastic varieties were shown at Chanel.) The general rule for belts this upcoming season? The more eye-catching the belt, the better. Keep scrolling to browse these incredible belt-centric outfits for all the inspiration you'll ever need.
For a new way to wear suiting, just add an extra-long high-shine patent waist belt.
Wear a slim black belt over a cashmere jumper to add a stylish point of interest.
Offset bold colour-blocking separates with a sleek and minimalistic belt bag worn around the low waist.
Chain belts were big at Balenciaga. Hark back to the noughties and wear yours hung on the hips.
A classic longline checked coat looks instantly cooler when belted with a tan suede iteration.
We're seriously into the pop of colour this Balenciaga belt brings to an otherwise simple outfit.
Choose extra-long tonal belts to cinch paper bag–trousers.
That puffer or quilted coat that keeps you warm but is a little on the bulky side? Belt it.
If you to update your off-duty denim, try adding a luxe, pearl-embellished belt.
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