Fashion This Fashion Trick Is the Easiest Way to Give Old Clothes a Whole New Look An oldie, but a goodie. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on October 18, 2022 @ 11:36AM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article The Western Belt With Your Favorite Wardrobe Staples Part of an Overall Theme With a Dress Try a Blazer too Works with Layers Isabel Marant's Fall 19 Runway Etro's Boho Twist With Denim Big Buckles Studs Don't Overthink With a Skirt All-Black Outfit Make it Fancy Tone Down Tulle Photo: Edward Berthelot/Getty Images If celebrity style has taught us anything over the years, it’s that putting together a standout outfit requires creativity. Rather than reaching for that go-to pair of jeans, why not try leather or leopard-print pants? Instead of stressing about top and bottom pairings, wouldn't it be cooler (and easier) to go monochromatic? So many of our favorite star-approved tricks cost little to no money to try, depending on what's in your closet. Our current obsession is an oldie but a goodie, capable of giving old pieces a whole new life. We're talking about the classic western belt. 16 Questionable '00s Trends That Have, Unfortunately, Returned After rising in popularity a few short years ago (Kendall Jenner wore one to Coachella in 2015) and fading out, this accessory resurfaced on the Fall 2019 runways and was spotted again for Spring 2020. Celebrities are loving it, influencers are on board, and we can't argue that big, statement-making buckles are the perfect way to add something fun to jeans and flowy dresses. Still, there are plenty more ways style this baby. Ahead, we've found at least 15 reasons why the western belt should be on your shopping list. Katie Holmes’ Fall Outfits Are Full of Must-Try Style Lessons The Western Belt Is a Versatile Extra Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images It's eye-catching and takes even the simplest of outfits to a whole new level. You Can Style It With Your Favorite Wardrobe Staples Robert Kamau/GC Images Bella Hadid proves it works well with an everyday pair of jeans. This Trend Can Be Part of an Overall Theme David M. Benett/Getty Images But would still look just as great with a non western-inspired outfit, too. When You Need to Cinch a Dress, This Belt Comes in Handy Christian Vierig/Getty Images Mid-section belts have made quite the comeback. The Same Trick Also Works With a Blazer Christian Vierig/Getty Images It puts a fun spin on a structured look. Sometimes, It's the Missing Piece When You're Wearing Layers Christian Vierig/Getty Images The western belt brings everything together. We Saw It Pop Up on Isabel Marant's Fall '19 Runway Yanshan Zhang/Getty Images Gigi Hadid wore it with a loose pair of pants. While Etro Gave It a Boho Twist Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images It was styled with a breezy, warm weather dress for Spring '20. And We Already Know How Good It Looks With Denim Sean Drakes/Getty Images Laquan Smith confirmed this when the western belt was paired with a denim dress for Spring '20. Big Buckles Are On the Rise Estrop/Getty Images Alberta Ferretti's version was round and placed on a brown, braided belt. And Studs Have a Similar Western Vibe Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images Much like this white option from Taoray Wang. You Definitely Don't Have to Overthink This Trend Victor VIRGILE/Getty Images As Celine's Spring '20 collection showed us, it's one that works best when the rest of the look is understated. Pull an Emily Ratajkowski and Style It With a Skirt TheStewartofNY Even better if the belt and the skirt are similar shades. Or Use It to Amp Up an All-Black Outfit Brian Ach/Getty Images The silver buckle really popped against Irina Shayk's LBD. It's Also Possible to Make the Western Belt Look Fancy Arnold JEROCKI Kat Graham wore one with a floor-length skirt during Milan Fashion Week. You Can Even Use It to Tone Down Tulle Stefania M. D'Alessandro/Getty Images At the Giabattista Valli x H&M event, the western belt gave Sofia Carson's poofy dress a more casual twist.