There's a reason certain items in your wardrobe is called a statement piece: Because it simply stuns and can make any outfit look put together. Enter the Western style belt — When you put it on, it instantly adds an edge. Throw on some distressed denim, and you're ready for practically any event, whether you're off to a birthday party, boozy brunch, or spa day.
When it comes to accessories, I consider myself a minimalist — I try to stick to 2-3 pieces. Necklace, some simple rings, and a killer bag are all that you really need. But as a lover of hardware, there's nothing that ups the ante quite like a statement belt. Who wouldn't want to own a piece that can be worn to both Coachella with a pair of cutoffs or paired with black trousers for work? Certainly not me.
Thanks to Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez, the Western style belt has practically blown up. Whether Jenner styles it with high waisted black denim, fringe dress, or a skirt and body chain to Coachella, it looks fabulous every single time. If you're a boho lover, this is definitely the one item you're going to want to invest in this season. Oh, and did we mention how badass it looks with denim cutoffs and plain white tank, à la Selena Gomez?
For an instant cool-girl pick-me-up for any outfit, check out some of these Western style belts that definitely won't disappoint.
1. Double Trouble
Love that you can wear this both resting on your hips and your waist — Killing two birds with one stone.
2. For Embellished Lovers
DSQUARED2 Studded Embossed Leather Belt, $395, Luisaviaroma
Love the chocolate brown color of this one, and unexpected hardware details.
3. The Statement Buckle
If you're into subtle details, this one's for you.
4. The Skinny Belt
Phoenix Concho Leather Belt, $85, Nasty Gal
Now this is what you call a statement.
5. Extreme Hardware
Western Double Buckle Belt Black $25, Missguided
This belt means serious business.
6. Brown Leather
Bed Stu Kyle, $65, Zappos
In case you're not the black leather type, this brown one's equally as stunning.
7. Turquoise Details
Faux Turquoise-Embellished Belt, $7, Forever 21
It's all in the details, and the faux turquoise bits on this belt take it from minimal to boho chic.
While most think of jewelry when accessorizing, don't forget that belts can elevate your look like no other! This season, look music festival-ready wherever you go with this simple update.