Lightening up your wardrobe in summer isn’t just about seersucker. The addition of a belt that’s a little less leather and a lot more laid-back is also a fail-proof Southern seasonal staple. Whether you choose braided, beaded, or needlepoint, any one of these old-school looks below feel fresh.
Peter Millar’s braided cotton belt is available in eight summery hues, including marina blue (shown), pink, and olive. ($98; petermillar.com).
The collaboration between Fieldshop and the beaded belt experts at Camp Hero is equal parts Charleston, South Carolina, travel keepsake (colorful takes on everything from palmetto trees to Rainbow Row are part of the colorful design) and statement piece. ($150; ggmercantileco.com).