Pull your outfit together with leather belts
Leather belts are one of those timeless accessories that belong in every collection. They can be dressed down for the weekend or slot effortlessly into your work wardrobe. You can wear them for fun, casual daywear or as part of an evening ensemble. A skinny belt is a great choice for daytime looks. Wear it over light layers. For example, throw on a long cardigan or thin, oversized jumper, then loop the belt around your waist. You'll still look casual and relaxed, but the addition of the belt ensures that your shape remains feminine and gently curvy. Alternatively, take a skinny belt and add it to a chic bodycon evening dress to give a pop of contrast colour.
Chunky leather belts for women who demand attention
Thick leather belts are ideal if you want to stand out from the crowd. To really make a statement, choose one with an interesting buckle; this could be an oversized designer logo, or a decal such as a lion's head or unusual flower. Other statement-making belts will have cut-outs in the leather. These are great when worn over a single colour, particularly if there's a strong contrast; for example, wear a black cut-out belt over white to ensure that the look stands out. One of the coolest styles of thick belt is a Japanese-inspired leather Obi. This wraps several times around your waist before being simply tied in place. It's a particularly good choice if you want to emphasize your waist, showing off a more womanly figure.
Make waves with designer leather belts
Good-quality belts are built to last, so it can be worth splashing out on a designer piece. If you're going to do this, then choose one that you'll be able to wear for years to come. Think carefully about the colour. Seasonal trends come and go, but neutrals are forever. Black leather will never go out of style, and looks great with a number of different colours. If that's too stark and serious for you, go for brown. There are so many shades, from light camel or tan to dark chocolate, and all are versatile and timeless. If you plan to wear your leather belts with jeans, make sure they're small enough to fit through the belt loops; if you're looking for a statement piece, though, anything goes!