Belts are an essential piece in the modern female wardrobe. They easily elevate ordinary looks by creating shape, supplying texture, and adding color.
Still, to many, $100+ is a bit much to spend on a belt. I beg to differ. I've always believed it's smart to invest in quality accessories that you'll use over and over, for years to come. After all, ladies, how many times have you said to yourself, "I'd have to wear a belt with it."? (Not necessarily a bad thing!)
Get the most out of that hip-hugger with a fabulous statement belt -- here are the top seven currently on our radar.
1. Holst + Lee Colorblock Belt/Necklace, $225
2. Swirl Spark Belt, $48
3. Mettle The Bold & The Beautiful Belt, $198
4. Free People Falcon Fringe Belt, $198
6. Miu Miu Color-block Leather Belt, $395
Lily Ko (lily.7x7 @ gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and also works as a freelance stylist and apparel designer.