Waist belt, the hottest accessory this fall is teaming up with winter's perennially favorite sweater to make a style statement that is chic and sophisticated.
The combo is the next big thing in the era of the waist-accentuating trend revived two years ago by Chanel, Balenciaga and Lanvin.
A belt fastened around a sweater is a look that is carried quite well with all sweater types, from cardigans and turtlenecks to V-necks and cableknit crews. With the new generation belts ranging from corset wide to ribbon narrow, there's a color and texture to match any look.
If you think that the belt is visually cutting you in half, just wear it a little higher on the waist - a trick that also can elongate your torso and make you appear taller.
However, you just have to play a little safe with the colors. Don't go for very loud combinations, as the look this season is subdued.