In terms of practicality, a belt's purpose is to keep your pants from falling down. But when it's really working, this small accessory can pull your whole look together. There aren't many rules when it comes belts, except for those large, logo-ridden buckles—lose 'em. Sometimes you want one that's simple and understated. Other times, you'd like something to punctuate your outfit. But here's a life hack: Go with a trim width and a classically shaped buckle and you can basically wear it with anything in your closet for the next ten years. We've rounded up a few of our recent favorites you might consider buying this fall.

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