When Paris Vogue Editor in Chief Emmanuelle Alt incorporates a styling trick into her signature look, you better believe we take note. While the Francophile surely didn’t invent belting a jacket, Alt wears the figure-flattering look so well we had to call out her greatest hits. Read on to see out how Alt upgrades her outerwear with belts and shop some of our favorite pairings.
There’s a reason Alt sticks with her trusty braided belt: The woven leather allows for a hole to be made anywhere, making it easy to customize the fit, no matter the thickness of the jacket.
The braided belt adds interest to Alt’s understated suede Giambattista Valli coat.
Puffy coats are a prime candidate for belting. Notice how Alt’s belt gives shape to her oversize Isabel Marant puffer?
If you don’t want your belt to take center stage, add a second accessory, like Alt’s printed scarf, to balance to the look.
Alt’s signature braided belt takes on a Western vibe when paired with a fringed jacket.
Highlight your natural curves in a menswear-inspired coat like Alt’s chunky suede number by belting it at the waist.
No need to stick to black and brown—a Bordeaux braided belt makes a major impact and can be paired with any neutral coat.
Warehouse Neon Tweed Coat ($151), A.P.C. Bordeaux Braided Leather Belt ($90)
Guess who else is a big fan of belting a jacket? Olivia Palermo. Check out how she styles the look here.