If recent runway shows and street style looks are any indication, belts are going to be huge this fall. We’re predicting that they will be replacing the current corset trend and that in a few months, belts will be the go-to accessory among the fashion set, especially the wide belt styles that were on runways from Monse to Brock Collection to Isabel Marant. But you don’t need to wait until fall hits to try the trend—there are plenty of outfits you can start wearing now.
To provide some inspiration, we looked to fashion girls to see how they’re styling their looks. Whether you layer a belt over a floral summer dress or throw one on over a long dress with ankle boots (for a transitional look), there are seven seriously cool outfits you’ll want to slip into right away. Want to see our favorite ways to wear belts right now?
Keep reading to see how fashion girls are styling belt with their outfits, then shop pieces inspired by their looks.
For a look that can transition into fall, layer a wide belt over a long dress. Then, add a pair of cool boots.
The high-neck collar is a flattering feature.
Wear this black leather belt over a dress or with denim and a white tee.
These affordable booties will carry you into fall.
Wear a look with a nod to the bedroom by layering a wide belt over a flowy dress with lingerie peeking through.
Unbutton this dress to style the piece like a robe.
A wide belt is a key styling tool to tailor a blousy top.
Wear a lacy bralette underneath a mesh or sheer top for a night out.
Add a little street style edge to a floral dress by throwing a belt over your look.
Floral wrap dresses are making their comeback this summer.
This vintage-inspired belt is a no-brainer accessory.
Wear this white bag as a crossbody or carry it by the top handle.
Add a little color to a monochrome look with a bold belt. We love this belt/bag hybrid style.
A white tee is one of the most versatile pieces in our closets.
Wear these trousers with a white tee for a casual look or with a matching blazer for the office.
It girls like Kendall Jenner are wearing couture fanny packs this summer.
Instead of tucking in an off-the-shoulder top, add a belt at your natural waist.
Style this off-the-shoulder top with high-waisted denim.
Hammered hardware detail on belts is a timeless look.
An unfinished hem can be refined with a more tailored top.
Add shape to something baggy or oversize by adding a waist-defining belt.
Layer a pinstripe dress over jeans for fall.
High-waisted straight-leg denim is definitely having its moment this summer.
This wide belt would look chic over a flowy white dress.
Pair these shoes with a refined skirt for the office.
A belt is an easy way to transform the look of a jumpsuit.
A jumpsuit is a comfortable option for travel.
The gold exterior detail on this belt adds a chic touch.