Women’s Belts as a Budget

What: The hottest looks in belts for fall? Think statement—meaning big, bold, embellishment, metallic, color.

What We Say: Belts are one of our favorite budget ways to update the wardrobe without borrowing from our 401k (and these days, there’s not much there to borrow). It’s an item you don’t have to spend a fortune on, because, quite frankly, at a glance we can’t tell the difference between a $6 patent skinny belt from Forever21 and a $185 patent skinny belt from Barney’s. This fall belts are particularly fun because there are so many options to choose from—everything from big bold pieces with gems and studs, metallic finishes, and so much more. So go ahead and pull out those tried and true basics—the white button down, the black skirt, your favorite pair of jeans—and make them modern, for less. Some fall belts we think just might do the trick (all under $25 each):

Bow Belt, $15, Forever21

Fashion Focus Black Faux Leather Wide Belt, $24, Bluefly.com

Tuxedo Triple Latch Belt, $8.80, Forever21

Belt with Silver Mod Style Buckle, $8.49-$16.99, Target

Double Rose Sash Belt, $24, Spiegel

Skinny Sparkle Metallic Leather Belt, on sale $19.99, J.Crew

City Style Patent Stretch Belt, $15.96, New York & Company