Whether you're making something secure or creating a more flattering silhouette, belts and ties are a simple way to make a difference.
Puff sleeve mini dress, $299. A cinched waist allows these sleeves to take centrestage. au.swfboutique.com
Colour block slouch pants, $129. Define your waist in comfy pants you won't be embarrassed to leave the house in. bandestudio.com
Cohana Drawstring Pouch, $49. A simple leather drawstring pouch made by Japanese craftsmen is a thing of true beauty. handsonworkshop.com.au/shop
IRO Steybe shorts, $439. From the on-trend paperbag waist, to the removable sash-like belt and front pockets, there's lots to love about these simple shorts. orderofstyle.com
Anna top, $249. Wearing a belt this high on your torso might be foreign territory to some, but it can help create the right illusion if you have shorter legs. magalipascal.com
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Oakley leather belt, $79.95. A wonderfully versatile accessory that can be worn a multitude of ways. oncewas.com.au
V-neck flared cotton dress, $179.95. The perfect example of how cinching in your waist can give you a better silhouette, while still allowing you to maintain comfort. commonry.com
Nylon drawstring crossbody bag, $349. A casual bag that oozes style. colehaan.com.au
JWA single breasted coat, $199.90. While most men don't cinch their waist in the way women do, a belt still adds sophistication to an item. This coat is part of the new 'A Day in London' collection, available mid-April. uniqlo.com/au/en
Leather belt with eyelets, $270. Unlike clothing, belts have the ability to stay in style season after season, giving shape to your outfits that often reflect your mood or the current trends. sandro-paris.com.au