The Hunt: Stylish Women’s Belts for Work

Stylish Women's Belts for WorkSure, we all know what wardrobe essentials for work professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.stylish women's belts for work 2018

We haven’t done a hunt for belts in a while (if ever? hmmn) so I thought we’d round up a few today. There are some great sales, as noted below — and ladies, if you don’t have an animal-print belt, there are a TON of options, particularly for leopard print belts — now is the time to stock up. (We’ve noted before how these are surprisingly versatile options, and the leopard belt + red dress is a favorite style trick of Selina Meyer on Veep.)

Readers, what are your favorite belts right now? How do you wear them — and where are your first stops when you’re hunting for stylish women’s belts for work? 

Some particular favorites at the moment, featured below:

This narrow belt at H&M comes in at the super affordable price of $6.99 — I like the double belt loop. It’s available in black, as well as neon pink and green, in sizes X-L.
stylish women's belts for work - Modcloth This Deco-inspired metal belt from ModClocth only has plus sizes in stock at the moment, but it’s a best-seller there and only $15 — it has 37 reviews and 4.2 stars. I love the customer pictures showing that yes, you can wear it with everything from a simple office dress to a lacy bridesmaid-type dress and it looks great with all of them. Echoing Deco Belt
stylish women's belt for work - brooks brothersBrooks Brothers always has great belts, I think, and they’re having some crazy sales at the moment. This lovely leather belt with a little flat bow on the outside now comes down to $29. It’s available in black and green in sizes XS-XL.
stylish women's belts for work - Banana RepublicBanana Republic has a decent selection of belts right now, many of them on sale — I love the black and white pattern on this skinny trouser belt. It’s $30, available in sizes S, M and L. Haircalf Skinny Trouser Belt
stylish women's belts for work - talbotsHaircalf definitely seems to be another trend right now (BR and Talbots both had a ton of them) — this black and white polka dot print is a fun change from all the solids and animal prints, and I like that the textured haircalf keeps it from feeling too twee. The belt is $54, available in sizes XS-XL at Talbots (where it also comes in leopard.)  (Don’t forget to check out our recent roundup of how to build a work wardrobe at Talbots!) Talbots haircalf belt dotted
stylish women's belts for work - bodenBoden’s “classic belt” is highly rated, available in sizes XS-XL, and comes in 7 colors. The texture on this one is so great that it’s almost a perfect dupe for this pre-order belt from Maison Boinet at almost double the cost. (Don’t forget to check out our recent roundup of how to build a work wardrobe at Boden!)
stylish women's belts for work - mmlfThis ringed belt from MM.LaFleur is just one of the many drool-worthy belts the brand carries — I think they all would look great on top of sheath dresses or cardigans. This one is $80, available in sizes XS-XXL.
stylish women's belts for work - rose gold skinny belt from reissThere are a lot of glittered and glittery leather belts out there right now, but I think this $120 wide buckled skinny belt from Reiss is among the best of them. I also like that the color is rose gold — with a gold accent. Fun. It’s $120 at Reiss, available in sizes XS-L. (Here’s a very similar option at H&M.)
stylish women's belts for work - B.Low the BeltThis is another trend — having a long belt loop that hangs down vertically — and I like it. (Here are two similar options from Isabel Marant and Rag & Bone.) I like that this one is more along traditional lines — and of course I like the cobalt color. It also comes in black in sizes S, M, and L for $128 at Nordstrom. Annie Pull Through Leather Belt

Readers, what are your favorite belts right now? How do you wear them — and where are your first stops when you’re hunting for stylish women’s belts for work? 

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Comments

  1. Anonymous :

    The link for the metal belt at Modcloth isn’t working…takes you to Brooks Brothers

    • whoops; fixed!

      • YAY KAT! I have this problem with my laptop. Each time I go to a website, it goes to the previous website! I do NOT know how to fix this! If there is anyone in the HIVE that knows what I am talking about and how to fix it, PLEASE HELP! FOOEY!

  2. Anonymous :

    Thanks, I find belts weirdly difficult to find. Kate Spade sometimes has them.

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