#1: Play with proportions

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A gigantic belt (might be more of a corset, really) is a fun piece that you can style in a myriad of ways. Let your imagination go wild by putting unique pieces together, such as a classic white shirt, a tube top, dress or jumpsuit, and the belt.

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Cotton shirt, $34.95, H&M
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Loewe leather belt, US$845 (S$1,114), www.net-a-porter.com
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Nicole Mille cotton-blend dress, $532, www.farfetch.com

#2: Over your shirt

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A thick, studded belt can add an edge to any look – wear it layered over your blouse – but under your outerwear – to add a bit more jazz to your outfit. Want to let your belt do double duty? Why not make it an easy place to hang your shades too (and make a fashion statement at the same time)?

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Pu studded belt, $35.90, Zara
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Style Mafia cotton-blend top, $169, Topshop
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Acrylic sunglasses, $19.90, Dorothy Perkins

#3: Over a blazer

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This is a sure-win outfit styling trick: pair a structured blazer with a skirt and boots, and pull everything together with a standout belt. It’s a flattering silhouette and you’ll look super polished and chic.

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Petar Petrov wool blazer, US$1,330 (S$1,753), www.modaoperandi.com
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Valentino leather studded belt, €550 (S$889), www.mytheresa.com
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Viscose-blend skirt, $69.90, Zara

#4: Cinch that waist

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If you’re wearing a long coat or dress, using a belt to cinch your waist can help break up the look and add a bit of much-needed contrast.

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Polyester dress, $109, H&M
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Oscar de la Renta wool-blend coat, $8,117, www.farfetch.com
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FRAME leather belt, US$164 (S$216), www.net-a-porter.com

#5: Pair with standout accessories

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A statement belt can look good on its own, but it can also work with various other statement accessories for an eye-catching overall look. Pair with some stylish shades, a neckerchief, a cute clutch – the works.

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Pu belt, $26.90, Dorothy Perkins
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Silk scarf, $95, Massimo Dutti
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Anya Hindmarch leather clutch, €950 (S$1,536), www.mytheresa.com

#6: With high-waisted pants

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Accentuate your timeless, high-waisted black pants with a nice belt. It adds a bit of drama to the outfit to make it more interesting.

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Pu belt, $63.90, Topshop
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Cotton-blend trousers, $94.95, H&M
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Polyester-blend bodysuit, $69.90, Zara

#7: Over a coat

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This is one styling trick to save for those cold weather holidays – layer a logo belt over your coat for a simple yet sophisticated way to amp up your look. This works particularly well paired with a turtleneck sweater underneath.

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Acne Studios wool and cashmere-blend coat, US$1,002 (S$1,320), www.net-a-porter.com
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Agnona camel hair and silk-blend coat, $2,572, www.farfetch.com
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Dolce & Gabbana leather belt, US$645 (S$850), www.modaoperandi.com

#8: With a midi skirt

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A statement belt can work really well with a midi skirt too. The metal logo of this one complements the metallic skirt and the gold buttons on the blazer.

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Christopher Kane silk-blend skirt, €795 (S$1,285), www.mytheresa.com
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Polyester-blend jacket, $74.95, H&M
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Saint Laurent leather belt, US$410 (S$540), www.net-a-porter.com

#9: With jeans

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A statement belt with jeans can never go wrong – exude the trendy 90s vibe by going with mom jeans. Pair with a vintage-esque top and tinted shades and you’re all set.

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Gucci leather belt, US$715 (S$942), www.net-a-porter.com
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Acetate sunglasses, $125, Massimo Dutti
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Jeans, $89.90, Topshop

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