Despite our love of free-flowing pieces in hot sticky weather, nothing sharpens the edges of a favorite look like a good belt. And from chains and studs to earthy wovens, finding just the right middle ground is now a total cinch. We're loving new versions with multiple straps, geometric buckles, skinny pops of color, and an array of warm earth-tones. Be they waist-hugging or hip-slung, these eye-catching straps will change up your usual summer silhouette and add polish to your go-to pleated trousers and high-waisted shorts.
Above, clockwise from top left: French Connection Raffia Wide Belt, $69.99 (was $88), available at French Connection; Kimchi Blue Bow Belt, $34, available at Urban Outfitters; Made Her Think Morning Confetti Belt with Leather and Lace, $242, available at Shopbop; Anthropologie Azteca Belt, $28, available at Anthropologie.
Above, clockwise from left: Karen Walker Skinny Patent-Leather Chain Belt (left and top right), $85 (was $125), at Gargyle; J. Crew Classic Leather Belt, $29.50, available at J.Crew; A.P.C. Stretch Web Belt, $40 (was $80), available at A.P.C.