best belts

Whatever style belt you choose this season, just know that these belts are about fashion, not function. Nevermind the actual purpose of a belt here -- the color, hardware and thickness are what people will be noticing. High-end and affordable brands are embracing the corset effect, while companies like Urban Outfitters are offering countless colors for the preppy look. Here, style and fashion expert Petra Flannery shows us her favorite belts this season.