This One Accessory Is Everywhere for Fall—Cult Styles and Cool, Unhyped Finds


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The accessory of the season? Belts—but not just your average belts. Reinvented styles in every form have been entering the market and are already carving themselves out to be the essential buy as we head into the second half of the year. In particular, statement-making belts are dominating. With large metallic buckles, irregular shapes, and wide leather bands, many of these are pieces that practically double as jewelry. Despite being relatively loud pieces, they are surprisingly easy to style. Add a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and your outfit is settled.

Brands such as The Row and Khaite already have some of the most in-demand pieces on the market, but there are also up-and-coming designers to have on your radar. Déhanche and Heaven Mayhem are a few that come to mind. Ahead, shop the cool belts that just arrived for fall and are already set to be key buys for the season.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.