More than just the thing that holds up your pants, belts can really pull your outfits together. But how many of them should you own? Take a deep breath and simply start with these essentials:
1. Dress Belt
Worn with suits, slacks and business casual pants, this belt should be in a shiny leather and about 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide. If you want your shoes to match your belt, you may want to have both a brown and a black one. Go double-duty with a reversible dress belt.
2. Casual Leather Belt
This will be the perfect counterpart to your dress belt. This one is typically thicker in size with a more rugged-looking leather. Tan and brown belts will always be a wardrobe workhorse, especially when worn with shorts, jeans, chinos and khakis.
3. Casual Fabric Belt
For those truly laid-back days, this belt works with flip-flops, sandals and tennis shoes. There are many colors, prints and fabrics that you can choose from. The key to this belt is not matching but coordinating with your outfit. Try a braided style with your colored shorts or a striped style with chinos.
With these few style examples, you’ll be well-equipped with a belt for any occasion. Take your style quiz and schedule a Fix and ask your expert stylist to find you the perfect match for what you love to wear. Just sit back and relax. You’ll receive five items to try from the comfort of your own home. Shipping and returns are always free.