THE EVER-FLEXIBLE BELT
Adding a hint of texture and playfulness to your new-season wardrobe, these lightweight woven belts make summer styling a cinch, says menswear editor Ian Wright
With summer on the horizon, it’s time to shed your winter layers, as wool suiting and heavy jeans are packed away in favour of lightweight chinos and pale-wash denim shorts. While we’d love to say that your go-to leather belt will see you through the warmer months, it’s probably a little bulky and lacks a certain finesse required for summer trousers or shorts. Enter the woven belt, a slightly elasticated style that straddles work, holiday and seasonal events with effortless ease. The weave adds texture to the simplest of summer looks, while the unfussy design lends a considered feel – the only tricky decision will be choosing which colour to wear.