Fashion Clothing 5 Ways to Wear a Belt Like Olivia Palermo By Caroline Vazzana Caroline Vazzana Caroline Vazzana is a NYC-based freelancer and director. She focuses on all things fashion, accessories, and celebrities. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on January 25, 2016 @ 02:15PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images The easiest way to change up an uninspired winter wardrobe is with accessories. On cold mornings when all you can seem to throw on is a chunky knit and a pair of jeans, some fun add-ons are just the thing you need. And sometimes, they can be found in your very own closet. A belt can easily change up your look. For some much needed inspo, we turned to street style star and fashion "it" girl Olivia Palermo, who definitely understands the power of the waist-cinching extra. From layering it over a formal Valentino gown to putting it around the waist of a traditional dark suit, below, 5 standout ways to wear a belt. 8 InStyle Editors Reveal Their Style Crushes for 2016 01 of 05 UNDER A PUFFER COAT Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images On days when your winter outerwear feels bulky, leave your puffer unzipped and belt your inner layers to break up your look. 02 of 05 With a Cropped Jacket Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images The easiest way to separate a printed top and formfitting bottom is with a belt. Throw on a cropped jacket to show off your polishing extra. 03 of 05 On Top Of a Suit LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images Change up a traditional look with a skinny black belt. This easy add-on will show off your waist and make a suit look extra slimming. 04 of 05 Around A FLOOR GRAZING SKIRT David M. Benett/Getty Images Though we love a long skirt, the shape can sometimes overpower your body. Our best advice? Wrap a belt around your skirt to show off your waist. Here, Palermo chooses an oversized option to add some texture to her look. 05 of 05 Over a Gown Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images We wouldn't traditionally think to belt a Valentino gown, but Olivia Palermo makes it work. With long layers of tulle, the star knows that belting her floaty dress is a foolproof way to emphasize her figure.