We all know the difference between a good outfit and a great outfit comes down to the accessories. Adding a great shoe or an unexpected bag can turn a fairly simple outfit into a look. Well, this season’s pièce de résistance is undoubtedly the belt.
Belts are by no means a new concept. But lately, it seems as if every outfit I have saved on Instagram includes a strategic belt that elevates the outfit. The simple act of adding one makes any outfit combination feel thoughtful—even jeans and a T-shirt. Whether it’s a pop of texture or the juxtaposition of color at the waist, the right belt can completely transform an outfit. So if there’s one accessory to lean into this spring, it’s the belt.
To help demonstrate their styling power, I’m highlighting six outfits where the belt steals the show. Here are the best outfits with belts to save for future styling inspiration.