How To Wear The Waist Belt

From L–R: belts from Roskanda, Gucci, Saint Laurent
From L–R: belts from Roskanda, Gucci, Saint Laurent
Photo of India Doyle
23 February 2017

Culture Trip brings you the skinny on how to wear this year’s biggest accessory, and where to buy it.

Given the world’s fresh obsession with denim – it was only a matter of time before savvy adopters started focusing on the accessories needed to add a further statement to their jean of choice. While it may have been a long ten (fifteen?) years, ’80’s-ophiles’ can finally rejoice: the waist belt is back.

After a hiatus which invited an understated, minimal approach to dressing, the new style to covet marries a simple strap with a statement buckle for a grown-up, pulled together look. Look no further than the Kenzo menswear catwalk or the fully-functional anorak pairings at Versace SS17 for inspiration. For a fuller effect, pile on the big buckles and clash with bright prints or statement silhouettes (in the style of Alberta Ferretti). You certainly won’t be accused of overdoing it.

Saint Laurent Serpent leather belt, £220

YSL Belt

Saint Laurent Western Belt, £345

Saint Laurent

Roksanda circle-front wave saffiano-leather belt, £395


Gucci ‘GG’-logo 4cm leather belt, £405

Gucci belt

Marco Bologna Lips Belt, £122

Marco Bologna

MM6 Silver tone hardware belt, £100


Missoni elasticated waist belt, £190


Toga metal buckle belt, £297


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