These Instantly Flattering Outfits Involve Just One Key Accessory

Of all the accessories you can throw on to elevate a look, a belt is by far the one piece that does the trick every time. You can tie the waist-defining accessory over dresses and jackets alike. And fashion girls are giving us all the inspiration we need to start wearing a statement belt ASAP, whether it's a bold, embellished piece or one that can be worn over a bulky winter jacket. Click through to see the flattering outfits that have us reimagining our belt collection.

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The one trick to make even the most bundled of winter outfits figure-flattering? Tie a wide waist belt over your jacket or coat.

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Fashion girls are wearing their belts in dramatic, elongated lengths.

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Opt for a belt with metal grommets for an edgy touch.

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Pair a wild-printed belt with a minimal outfit.

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Don't let a voluminous winter coat overwhelm your shape—just throw on a cool belt over your outerwear.

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Pro tip: Match the hardware on your belt with the rest of your accessories.

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All the street style stars will be wearing their Off-White belts like this.

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Sometimes the prettiest statement belts live at a vintage store (or in the back of your grandmother's closet). 

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The statement-making accessory of 2017? Belts that double as bags.

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Pay attention to the details—a coordinating belt-and-shoe situation is a subtle way to tie your whole look together.

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Wearing a dress over pants is made so much chicer with the addition of a fun belt.

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Cinch your coziest knits and create a super-flattering silhouette.

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We never thought we'd say this, but this belt is the key to this look.

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A genius way to style your cocktail dresses during the day is layered over a long-sleeve shirt and cinched at the waist with a cool statement-making belt.

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Add a simple yet elevated touch to floaty summer dresses and sandals.

And now, shop outfit-making belts here.