More than being a means to uphold your modesty, a belt has the single-most important job in your wardrobe – that of making your dressing sense impeccable and stylish. Do it wrong, and that woven belt can be the sole reason why your look got trashed. There are not many rules or guides in place, that tell you how to team your belt with the style you are wearing, it’s mostly driven by personal preferences and the occasion that you are dressing for.
When you do it right, the perfect belt can add that extra dash to your whole outfit and tie it together. Pair it with the correct cufflinks and tie, and you have a smashing ensemble in place. If you opt for tucking in the Tee, in a casual look gets enhanced with a bold buckle, that is almost like a center-piece. But be mindful of the width and the proportion to the loopholes of your trousers; details like this dictate the success of your look.
In the list of accessory collections, belts have very few takers. A typical wardrobe sees 3 to 4 belts in stock. One for daily wear, one for the casual look and one for formal wear. The colors also stay in the black and tan range. If you are looking to break this mold, then here are some pointers:
Casual leather belts come handy when you want to break up a separates look. With these belts, sporting a matte or brass buckle in soft suede instead of polished leather, is a good option. Formal leather belts are best for office and other formal occasions, but a woven belt is good for the summers, and look best with shorts and linen trousers or suits. Fabric belts like the thick canvas belts are ideal with cotton trousers, they match the vibe of Friday Dressing. For colors, we recommend building on dark brown, black, blue and tan belts.
A Dark Brown belt is versatile and can be worn with almost all colors of suits but a black belt looks stunning when you team it with black shoes. As a monochrome theme, the black and grey family looks fantastic with a black belt. A blue color belt needs khaki trousers or when you wear navy blue pants with a white shirt. Get the drift? Tan belts team well with shades of browns and khaki trousers. They look good with blue denims as well.
Coach Rexy Signature Cut-To-Size Reversible Belt
This signature belt is reversible and features refined calf leather and the Coach mascot Rexy.
Burberry Reversible London Check and Leather Belt
The Burberry reversible belt in London check and calf leather is made in Italy and is finished with hand-painted edges and a polished brass buckle.
Louis Vuitton Voyager Belt
Made from Monogram Ink canvas, this belt compliments the Voyager collection. Designed with a stark coral-color buckle, the belt hosts a leather loop with an LV-engraved rivet.
Gucci Leather Belt with Snake Buckle
A fine example of a belt with a distinguished buckle. This Gucci belt features a serpentine buckle that wraps itself around the leather belt.
Versace Tartan Print Palazzo Belt
The prominent 3D Medusa buckle compliments the Tartan print on the reverse side of the belt. As a part of the part of the Palazzo line, this belt is a classic.
Roberto Cavalli Leather Belt with RC Monogram
Teaming the black leather belt is a gold tone oval buckle that showcases the house signature. It draws attention, and thus an indication that you may want to team it with subtle colors, so that the belt stands out.
Ferragamo Reversible and Adjustable Gancini Belt
This belt works well with an informal look and is made from smooth leather. Reversible to showcase the Ferragamo Red version, the belt is best teamed with dark black jeans.
Giorgio Armani Chevron print Leather Belt
Designed using chevron print calfskin leather, this Giorgio Armani belt is a classic. It holds well together, a formal look.