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How To Style Your Favorite Belt Like An It-Girl

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Whipping out a stellar collection of belts to choose from while doing that final check in the mirror is a great way to polish off your look. However, no matter how Vogue-worthy your selection is, you can’t just throw a belt on with everything from a sweater to a ball gown and hope for the best, you need to have some semblance of cohesion. So to make life that little bit easier, here are the most stylish ways to wear this season's top belt trends and how to rock them like an insider.

While the full corset has mostly been left to reside in the privacy of the boudoir, the corset belt is a huge look this season. Although waist training sounds like a lot of effort for slightly bizarre results, faking it for a short amount of time with a winning corset belt is definitely something we can get on board with. Cinching and slimming your waist, this type of belt can be breathtakingly tight or just snug enough, depending on your preferences. It's also a great addition to your outfit if you have a long torso as it will break up your proportions, plus it looks flawless layered over a shirt dress, adding a feminine touch to the masculine staple. For a strong, belted outerwear look, try one in a contrasting color to a longline coat or button-up blazer. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your textures, playing with leathers as well as matte and shiny fabrics for a dynamic look that oozes editorial chic.
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Nasty Gal Pull It Together Triple Corset Belt - $30
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Forever 21 Clear Waist Belt - $16
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Pretty Little Thing Nikola Nude Zip Detail Corset Style Belt - $26
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Boohoo Nadia Leather Look Lace Up Corset Belt - $14
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The double belt trend takes on length-defying form, wrapping around the body like a coiling snake. We can’t get enough of this style, not least because it’s great for every body type. Depending on what you’d like to accentuate, you can really play around with the positioning. Sit it under the bust line for an empire waist, or slung low on the hips, Shakira style. Due to its slouchy nature, the double belt feels more comfortable than your average single-band belt and works best when paired with loose-fit, knitted sweaters and dresses. For a look that will get everyone double-tapping your Insta post, knot the loose end or slip it in underneath the band rather than leave it dangling.
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Urban Outfitters Double Wrap Studded Belt - £18
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Toyshop Double Wrap Dome Belt - $40
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Anthropologie Shauna Wrap Belt - $98
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Free People Leather Obi Belt - $78
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The fashion obsessed from all over the globe are going crazy for Gucci logo belts this season. While we adore everything Alessandro Michele does, most of us would have to take out a loan to pay for one if his designs (we could be persuaded, though). But don't despair: there are other, less expensive options that won’t eat up your latte budget. There are plenty of other brands offering wallet-friendly alternatives, plus loads of non-logo designs that will do the job just as well. If a picture says a thousand words, a logo belt is screaming at the top of its lungs. In order to be able to hear its booming voice, these bold belts look best when worn with solid color and are a match made in accessory heaven for your go-to pair of jeans or '00s era cargo pants
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Moschino Leather Belt - $295
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Sacred Hawk Rebel Rebel Slogan Belt - $31
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Current Mood Perfect Harmony Peace Sign Belt - $35
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Dolce and Gabbana Patent Leather Buckle Belt - $110
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Yeeehaw! Western-style belts with double buckles are having a massive moment. They probably aren’t going to help you with your horse riding skills but you’ll look the part for sure. Avoid looking like you're playing dress-up by strapping yours onto a fitted pencil skirt or slacks – but make sure the they have belt loops. If they don’t, as they say in Brooklyn, “fugheddabout it!” If they're not held in place, then your buckles are only going to slip around and you’ll spend all day trying unsuccessfully to keep them centered on your waistband. You could go all-out with a checked shirt and cowboy boots if you’re brave, but for a real chic ensemble, allow your belt to serve as the centerpiece to a more mature, understated outfit.
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ASOS Leather Double Buckle Western Waist And Hip Belt - $28
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Pretty Little Thing Iliana Black Ornate Double Buckle Western Belt - $21
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Missguided Black Faux Snakeskin Double Buckle Western Belt - $22
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Forever 21 Double Buckle Faux Leather Belt - $10
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