Fashion
Gone are the days when belts simply served as a means to tighten your pants and skirts. Now they’re so stylish and hip that they have the power to completely bring an outfit together. Tie a leather skinny belt in a knot for a simple outfit upgrade, or make major noise with a wide cinch belt in a bright color. Not sure how? Here are some specifics.

Spruce up a plain LBD with a cherry red Judith Leiber belt--the sheer color alone will be a hit--or completely turn up the heat by wearing a knockout Moschino logo belt. Neither of these styles require belt loops. Just cinch and go.

Want something a little more subtle for the rest of your wardrobe? Give the knotted belt trend a whirl. Pick up a thin leather or braided belt from brands like MANGO and BCBG, and wear it over a casual dress or even with jeans. Once you have the belt you like, fasten it like you normally would, but then loop the end of the belt across the belt buckle as if you were making a knot. Finish by tucking the loose end behind the belt. Voilà! You’ve just mastered the knotted belt trend.
  • Banana Republic Reversible Italian Leather Belt Size 32 - Brown/black
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    Banana Republic Reversible Italian Leather Belt Size 32 - Brown/black
    Banana Republic Brushed nickel hardware. Measures approximately 1 1/4".
  • Banana Republic Leather Buckle Skinny Belt Size L - Brown
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    Banana Republic Leather Buckle Skinny Belt Size L - Brown
    Banana Republic Measures approximately 1/2". Sits at the waist.
  • Banana Republic Leather Buckle Skinny Belt Size L - Natural
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    Banana Republic Leather Buckle Skinny Belt Size L - Natural
    Banana Republic Measures approximately 1/2". Sits at the waist.
  • Banana Republic Wide Square Buckle Belt Size XXS - Anthracite global
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    Banana Republic Wide Square Buckle Belt Size XXS - Anthracite global
    Banana Republic Nickel hardware. Measures 1 3/4". Sits at the waist.
  • Banana Republic Square Buckle Belt Size S - Black
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    Banana Republic Square Buckle Belt Size S - Black
    Banana Republic Goldtone hardware. Measures 1". Sits at the waist.
  • Banana Republic Matte Black Buckle Belt Size 46 - Black
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    Banana Republic Matte Black Buckle Belt Size 46 - Black
    Banana Republic Approximately 1 1/4" wide.
  • Banana Republic Animal Print Haircalf Skinny Belt Size L - Leopard
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    Banana Republic Animal Print Haircalf Skinny Belt Size L - Leopard
    Banana Republic Polished goldtone hardware. Approximately 1/2". Sits at the waist.
  • Banana Republic Italian Leather Contour Center Belt Size L - T. moro brown
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    Banana Republic Italian Leather Contour Center Belt Size L - T. moro brown
    Banana Republic Supple Italian leather. Approximately 1" wide. Size chart: XS: 32"; S: 35"; M: 38"; L: 41" . Sits at the waist.
  • Banana Republic Round Buckle Leather Trouser Belt Size S - Black
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    Banana Republic Round Buckle Leather Trouser Belt Size S - Black
    Banana Republic Polished silver hardware. Measures approximately 3/4". Sits at the waist.
  • Banana Republic Round Buckle Leather Trouser Belt Size L - Cognac
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    Banana Republic Round Buckle Leather Trouser Belt Size L - Cognac
    Banana Republic Polished silver hardware. Measures approximately 3/4". Sits at the waist.
  • Banana Republic Italian Leather Trouser Belt Size M - Cognac
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    Banana Republic Italian Leather Trouser Belt Size M - Cognac
    Banana Republic Supple Italian leather. Polished silver or gold hardware. Approximately 1" wide. Sits at the waist. Size chart for this belt only: XS: 32"; S: 35"; M: 38"; L: 41".
  • Banana Republic Italian Leather Trouser Belt Size XS - Black
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    Banana Republic Italian Leather Trouser Belt Size XS - Black
    Banana Republic Supple Italian leather. Polished silver or gold hardware. Approximately 1" wide. Sits at the waist. Size chart for this belt only: XS: 32"; S: 35"; M: 38"; L: 41".
  • Banana Republic Double Loop Leather Belt Size 36 - Black
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    Banana Republic Double Loop Leather Belt Size 36 - Black
    Banana Republic Polished silver hardware. Approximately 1 1/4" wide. Have this style embossed with a monogram for just $10 at one of these 4 stores: Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA; 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA; Rockefeller Center, New York, NY; Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.
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