The obi belt
Extra-wide obi belts are at the statement-making end of the belt spectrum: depending on how high-impact you’re prepared to go, they range from a couple of inches wide to seriously deep, corset-like affairs. These are more decorative than functional, so wrap them over blazers and coats – they deserve to be seen.
The decorative belt
These belts prove that useful doesn’t have to be boring – think of them almost as a piece of jewelry and add one to your outfit as an extra flourish. Look for embellishments like stones or studs, plaited and woven rope-tie pieces (perfect for wearing with lighter dresses) and brightly colored printed canvas.
The classic belt
These are the ones that will work the hardest in your wardrobe so make sure you have a couple of options that you love. Opt for black or tan leather with chic metallic clasps – logos will add interest – and use it to elevate denim or tailored pants, or cinch sweaters and jackets.
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