Best Bet: United Bamboo’s Clasp Belt

In a season of voluminous dresses and slouchy cardigans, sometimes all an outfit needs is a shape-defining belt. United Bamboo’s leather clasp and clip belts from fall 2010 work with most any look. They’re simple enough to pair with dresses or pants, but the brass hardware gives them an interesting, slightly equestrian edge. Although it’s the sort of accessory you’ll wear for years, the clip belt’s original $180 price tag was a bit hefty. Luckily for us (and our holiday-depleted bank accounts), it’s half-off this week at Creatures of Comfort’s winter sale.

United Bamboo Clasp Belt, $90 (originally $180) at Creatures of Comfort.