We know that we're always lauding the merits of having a bright and cheerful winter coat, but sometimes when the snow is coming down hard and you can barely muster the effort to pull a comb through your hair, you just gotta accept that Old Faithful The Coat is just going to have to do. But to give your faded parka a facelift, all it takes is a simple belt and—voila! Instant chicness! If your belt is too long, tuck it through the top or tie a double-knot for an even more interesting look. Take a cue from our winter style stars who have all livened up their dark, winter coats by cinching them.
Above, clockwise from left: Model at New York Fashion Week, photo by Mr. Newton; ASOS Metal Keeper Super Skinny Belt, $8.62, available at ASOS; The Sartorialist's assistant Tracy, photo by Lianna Tarantin; Aldo Offard Skinny Belt, $20, available at Aldo; J. Crew Patent Oval-Buckle Belt, $29.50, available at J. Crew.