Designer belts buckle together the best of function and fashion. Each collection offers a different interpretation on everything from band to clasp. Calvin Klein keeps it simple—solid leather belts closed by round or square metal buckles. Abandon the sleek and branch into more unique texturing with belts from Fossil. Try leather belts woven or braided throughout. Perforations or eyelets remove aspects to display designs—like floral prints. Other embellishments add onto belts—like studs, stitching, embroidery or embossing. For visual interest, a quilted patchwork might emerge but go from rustic to glamorous by embellishing the buckle rather than the band—with the glimmer of rhinestones.
Designer belts aren’t confined to the realm of brown and black. Lauren by Ralph Lauren masters this color palette, but expands into nontraditional tones as well. In leather or fabric, highlight a waistline with a pop of the season’s hottest shade. Go pink as a petunia or enter jewel tones with emerald green. Abandon a shamrock-like shade for rich blue or lighten up entirely to pristine, snow white. Expand the color scheme into metallic hues with MICHAEL Michael Kors belts. Gold tones glimmer from the shade of the belt itself, prominent metal closures, and added adornments (from grommets to draped key rings). Even when reverting back to black, get the gloss of patent sheen.
Want even more metal? Explore designer belts from Nine West to find chain belts completely reflective in nature. Circular loops—both big and small—join together to wrap around the waist. Forget the thin strand of a chain and broaden horizons to the wider belts offered by Steve Madden. Whether with strips of fabric, woven cord, tons of beading, metal links, or even double buckles, find wide belts to accent any ensemble. While expanding the width, add a bit of give with stretch belt designs. Explore the selection of designer belts at Macy’s to wrap yourself in savvy style today.