14 New Statement Belts In This Season’s Arrivals That’ll Convince You To Add The Accessory To All Your Summer Outfits
For being such an unassuming accessory, belts can carry a lot of weight in an ensemble. The easy piece has the power to transform the silhouette of a dress, add just the right amount of color to a neutral outfit, or pull an entire look together. And with that in mind, there’s no denying it: Belts are a must-have in any fashion lover’s closet. You probably already own a fair share of classic black, brown, or even white belts in your wardrobe. But if you want to kick it up a notch, designers have been coming out with a ton of new statement belts, and these will easily convince you to add one (or more) into your summer wardrobe.
There’s something about adding the small (or in some cases, not-so-small) adornment to your ensembles that will provide an extra flair. Like any other accessory, such as shoes or handbags, belts can make a major impact in a matter of seconds. But when you combine that with an eye-catching quality such as sparkling crystals or a graphic print, your already-stylish clothes will evolve into pieces that are simply stunning. Plus, no matter how statement-worthy they may be, you’ll be surprised at how seamlessly they’ll go with your wardrobe.
When it comes to making a statement with your belt, why not literally go big? Lately, more and more brands have been creating wide, corset-style belts such as Miu Miu’s Prince of Wales Checked Wool-Blend Corset Belt, $745. Wear them over everything from effortless dresses to T-shirts to give your outfits a vintage-inspired detail. Not only will they give a new silhouette to your clothes, but if they’re made of leather (like Kiki De Montparnasse’s $395 Leather Cincher) they’ll also give a cool edge to your looks.
If you want something a little more understated that still has a tough appeal, opt for a chain belt. Wear the $110 Tortoiseshell Resin Belt from STAUD with everything from a pair of jeans to a satin slip dress. Another chic option is Black & Brown's Silver-Tone Belt, $100, which fully brings back the chain link trend.
Of course, you can't forget the crystal belts — the true showstoppers of this statement piece. For those who are just getting into the trend, start by dressing up a vintage-inspired graphic tee and relaxed jeans with B-Low The Belt’s Farah Belt, $158. Finally, nothing will turn heads quite like Alessandra Riche’s $970 Fringe Crystal-Embellished Belt, which is guaranteed to transform any look.
Scroll down to see more statement belts to add into your wardrobe, below.
Made with velvet and leather trim, this corset belt has an old-school quality that feels *so* chic.
Style this lambskin corset belt over a classic white T-shirt or a pretty dress to add an edge of cool to your ensembles.
STAUD's Tortoiseshell Resin Belt makes a statement that's definitely Insta-worthy. Wear it over a pair of jeans or a pleated skirt.
Cult Gaia has become known for its resort-ready pieces, such as this woven belt made from 100 percent leather.
Let this chain link belt drape over a satin slip dress or a pair of tailored trousers for the office.
If you're a minimalist but still love a statement piece, opt for this simple black belt and pair it over flowy white dresses and basic blazers.
Though a crystal belt may feel over the top, you can style this as you would any of your classic versions.
Whether you wear it over a sleek evening gown or with a short cocktail dress, this diamante belt is sure to take whatever you're wearing up a notch.
Zebra may feel like a neutral among animal prints, but its black and white graphic quality makes it all the more statement-worthy.
You've probably already seen this one on your Instagram, and it's still going strong into summer. Use it as a way to make any look a little more sporty.
Known for its bohemian-inspired floral prints and embroidery, LoveShackFancy brings its romance to smaller accessories such as this belt. Throw this on for a vintage-inspired touch to your outfits.
If you love the cool French girl style, wear the Tehora belt with a pair of dark wash jeans and a leather jacket.
Add a pop of color — without having it overpower your outfits — with this cool PVC belt. Wear it over a white linen dress for summer.