When it comes to the business of trends, there are truly so many to keep track of. There are the broader themes like athleisure and military, and then there are the more granular ones that focus on specific clothing items (e.g., voluminous sleeves)—or in today’s case—accessories. Our point? No matter what your style type, there is undoubtedly a trend for you, and we hope that our spotlight on the oversize belts might suit your fancy.
For the F/W 16 season, we saw a handful of noteworthy rectangular-shaped buckle belts trickle into collections we admire (more on that below). Plus, during the fashion month season, trendsetters were spotted in these pilgrim-esque waist cinchers. Though we can’t deny the necessity of a basic belt, why not jazz things up a bit with an alternative option?
Scroll down to see what the fuss is all about, and then shop our picks to test out the trend yourself.
Courtesy of Beaufille
Canadian brand Beaufille is a hit among fashion insiders, which is why we weren't surprised to spot this trendy accessory in its F/W 16 collection.
Courtesy of Co
What better way to polish off a skirt suit than with a pilgrim-inspired belt? Thanks for the hot tip, Co.
Courtesy of Adam Lippes
From the oversize belt to the sock boots—Adam Lippes's F/W 16 collection was head-to-toe perfection.
How to Wear It IRL
Wear your oversize belt with a flattering blouse and high-waist trousers. Finish off the look with a pair of mules.
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Break up a jumpsuit with an oversize belt and boots.
If you've layered a shirt underneath your dress, accentuate the waistline with a buckle bet.
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