Even a thrift shop novice should have no trouble finding a belt. Every charity shop has a rack or basket crammed full of belts, often at giveaway prices. Check for damage and discard if there are any DIY holes. Leather belts are generally a better buy. Dull, cracked leather can be treated with leather food. If an elasticated belt is tatty but it has a cool buckle buy it and replace the elastic from a length bought from a haberdashery store.
Belts every girl should look out for:
- A brown leather belt with a brass buckle to give a hippy vibe to anything.
- A black leather studded or riveted belt to wear over a ditsy print floaty dress for a rock chick edge.
- A skinny leather belt tied at the waist to instant transform last year's coat into this season's Chloe-inspired number.
- A cinch-in elasticated belt with a groovy buckle to make a mundane sweater dress more appealing and individual.