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Accessories are the key to a great outfit. And belts are an accessory that never feels dated. Wide, thin, embellished, plain – they have a magical ability to add instant polish to your outfit while at the same time serving a functional purpose – like defining your shape or ensuring your clothes are sitting right (without a visit to the tailor!).
In today’s post, I’m sharing four of the many ways that I’ve styled one of the newer belts in my collection – the Isabel Marant Lecce Belt. I picked it up earlier this year and while I say ‘new’, it certainly doesn’t feel that way given how much I’ve worn it. The belt had been on my wish list for many years so it felt really significant to finally purchase it earlier this year. And I’m so glad I bit the bullet!
Before adding the Lecce Belt to my wardrobe, I only had two belts in my collection. It’s a modest collection but both are pretty swanky on the belt scale – this Gucci mens belt and my reversible black & navy Loewe belt – so I don’t take lightly the decision to add another boujee belt to the mix.
Both my Gucci & Loewe belts have widths of 3cm (which I find to be the ideal Goldilocks width for petites and look great styled both on the hips or the waist). Notably, both belts are logo belts and instantly make my outfits look very extra, but they always felt a tad too dressy to wear with my relaxed outfits. I’ve always had it on my radar to add a simple minimal belt to my wardrobe but never really came across one that I loved that much to buy. What drew me to the Lecce Belt is the fact that it is free of logos but the origami-inspired tie fastening adds a level of sophistication that isn’t there with traditional minimal buckle belts. I’m so glad I bought it earlier this year – it has elevated many of my outfits and cinched in so many of my blazers, coats and chunky knits!
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For a belt that looks embellished, fastening the belt is simple. Instead of a traditional buckle, the Lecce Belt fastens with a wraparound knot that makes adjusting the size a breeze – whether you want it to sit on your waist or your hips. The belt is cut from Italian leather and arrives as a simple strip of leather with a small opening on one end. Price wise, it’s pretty reasonable on the designer belt scale, considering the hefty price tags of some available right now.
It’s an easy one to store (I just coil it up in one of my drawers) and a lightweight accessory for work travel. I bought the belt in a size S, I’m typically a size AU 8 and pear-shaped. I’m able to wear the belt as both a waist belt and a hip belt, though I do prefer styling it as a waist belt, as you’ll see from the four outfits that I share in this post.
Outfits #1 & #2
L: Isabel Marant belt (sz S), The Curated knit* (sz XS), Everlane jeans* (sz 26), Celine bag, Sarah Flint pumps* (use ‘SARAHFLINT-WHATVEEWORE’ for $50USD off), Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Isabel Marant belt, Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Arket tee (sz S), Nobody Denim jeans (new season version linked), Celine bag, Dior slingbacks (more here); Ray Ban sunglasses
Outfits #3 & #4
L: Isabel Marant belt, Everlane blazer* (sz 0), Arket tee (sz S), Everlane trousers* (sz US 2, short), Converse sneakers, Celine bag, Ray Ban sunglasses; R: Isabel Marant belt, Everlane knit* (sz S – new season version linked), Anine Bing skirt (sz S – dedicated post here), Jane Debster boots*, Celine bag (review here), Ray Ban sunglasses
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