It may seem like a small detail, but the effect a statement belt can have on your outfit is actually pretty big. They're both functional and fashionable, a little piece that pulls double-duty by adding interest and helping to flatter your figure. They also happen to be one of the easiest ways to take a look from office to after-hours and a perfect way to experiment with the season's biggest trends in small doses. Yes, they really do all that — and they're, well, a cinch to wear. Just watch on to see our Fab US sisters talk through the must-have belts of the season — from McQueen's sexy, statement-making belt to Miu Miu's glittered and girlie version, there's a piece for every personality.
This week we're shining our Accessory of the Week spotlight onto an oftern overlooked accoutrement — the belt. We'd like you to re-imagine the humble cincher as more than just something to keep your pants from falling down. Think of it instead as jewellery for your clothes. A well-chosen belt can simultaneously create shape, and tie an otherwise-disperate ensemble together. Our tip is to invest in belts that have that lil' somethin'-somethin'. Be it a beautiful bejewelled buckle or couture-esque leather tooling a la Alaia's sensational corsetted styles; the devil is indeed in the detail when it comes to a waist-maker. Keep on clicking to see our top ten online buys . . .