Belts can do more than keep your loose pants up. This underrated accessory highlights your shape, adds personality to your T-shirt-and-jeans combo, and most importantly, ties your whole look together while keeping you from appearing sloppy.


To help you maximize this wardrobe staple, here are a few of ways to style yours both for work and off-days—plus, the only three essential belt styles you'll ever need in your closet! 

1. Classic leather belt 

You'll never not need a classic black belt in your life.

A leather belt with silver hardware looks casual and low-key. On weekends, it'll complement your denim OOTDs well (and make it feel a bit more put-together, too.) 

FN Tip: Channel some '90s vibes by tucking a black top in a pair of faded denim jeans, and tie the entire look together with a black leather belt: 


TRY: Uniqlo Women Clean Belt, P1,490, available online  

On the other hand, leather belts with luxe gold hardware bestow a dressier appearance. 

FN Tip: A gold-buckled belt and a black outfit is a no-fail elegant pairing.


TRY: Zara Belt With Square Buckle, P1,495, available online 

Aside from gold and silver, you can also try an acrylic-buckled belt for a more modern and trendier feel: 

2. Skinny leather belt 

If your regular black belt seems off against your tailored office pants or pristine white shorts, try a skinnier belt. Simple, thin belts add extra interest without overwhelming your look (and your frame); they're the perfect belt type to reach for if you want to maintain a chic appearance.


TRY: Charles and Keith Skinny Knot Belt, P999, available online 

Add a pop of color to your all-neutral outfit via a skinny, brown leather belt: 

TRY: Mango Skinny Belt Pack, P795, available online

3. Wide buckle belt 

Wider belts define the waist the most. This statement piece will come in handy when your dress feels a little too loose and shapeless for you.


Wearing a wide belt underneath your bust will create a curvy silhouette. 

Wide belts look so chic on wrap dresses. The accessory adds a polished touch to the laid-back piece.

TRY: Mango Snake Buckle Belt, P1,495, available online


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