Sure, shoes and handbags are worthy of the attention they frequently receive, but this year, there is no ignoring the accessory that makes every outfit more flattering: belts. It girls like Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and Blake Lively have been cinching them over dresses and coats, into the belt loops of their jeans, and over jumpsuits as of late, proving that it's a simple way to define your waist and add interest to your look. Belts have been and always will be a thing, but as you'll see from the celeb looks ahead, 2017 has undoubtedly been the year they've truly stood out as an It accessory.
Read on to see how celebrities are incorporating belts into their outfits.
On Emily Ratajkowski: Yves Salomon jacket; Prada bag; Esquivel x Brock Collection boots
On Blake Lively: Chanel jumpsuit, belt, and bag; Christian Louboutin shoes
On Kendall Jenner: R13 jeans; Balenciaga Classic City Bag ($2150) and boots
On Lily Aldridge: Carolina Herrera dress and belt; Hayward bag; Sanayi 313 Cascata Mules ($600)
On Alessandra Ambrosio: C.S. Simko belt; Louis Vuitton bag; Gianvito Rossi Nappa Leather Levy Ankle Boots ($1075)
On Kate Hudson: Oscar de la Renta top and pants
On Kourtney Kardashian: Orseund Iris Night Out Top ($540); Moussy jeans; Chanel belt bag; Balenciaga boots
WHO: Olivia Palermo
On Karlie Kloss: Nexy.co dress; Giuseppe Zanotti Felicity Glitter Boots ($697)