Recently, belts have been appearing in a less traditional sense. They are used to cinch the waist of a shapeless dress, add detail to an otherwise plain top, and are a great way to accessorized any look. The most popular style currently is the braided belt - another throwback look that was very popular in the 70s.
I'm a big fan of the skinny belt when you use it as a simple accessory. This Club Monaco Harper belt is great for just that. I love how they have styled it with a feminine skirt. It adds a little edge.
Club Monaco Harper Belt, $79
Other braided belts are used to cinch the waist when a style may not naturally define the waistline. It's a great way to make the outfit look more stylish and flattering. To me, the dress below look so much better with this double braided belt - even on a model as skinny as she is!
Rag & Bone Double Braid Belt, $175
Although I've shown you some more expensive options, you can always head to Target, Forever 21, and other retailers for a great selection of belts. Just make sure you pick out the right belt for the right style. Keep your tags on in case you have to return it!