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3 Ways To Wear Belts This Winter

Belts have fallen into the category of pieces-with-a-purpose, (that being to hold up pants) for far too long. In recent fashion moments, belts have finally become fashion statements of their own, adding to a look without necessarily serving a function. Nothing can pull an outfit together, quite literally, like a perfectly placed belt. They can turn a basic outfit more flattering, chic and polished. This winter, there are three fun new ways to wear belts, and we’re happy to share these tempting tactics inspired by the runway.

Akris FW 2013

1. Coat Tales. Turn any coat more waist-cinching and more fashionable with a belt. Your coat doesn’t need to already be belted to benefit, just wrap your favourite one around your middle and be prepared to tuck it into your coat sleeve when you get inside. (This has happened to us!)

Haider Ackermann FW 2013

2. Layer Up. If you want to do lots of layers (and we mean, loads of them), go ahead and lay it on thick but don’t miss the belt to keep everything slim and balanced. This will give a silhouette to an otherwise shapeless look.

Lanvin FW 2013

3. Form Your Formal. Take a cocktail dress to another level by accentuating the waist with the unexpected touch of a belt that stands out. We love how the Lanvin look took a prim and pretty frock and balanced it with a more casual waist cincher.

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