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Best Bet: Maison Boinet Belt

The power of a simple belt to pull together a look is often overlooked. Maison Boinet, in the leather business since 1858, crafts sleek waist-cinchers that polish any outfit. Highlight a pencil skirt or nip in a dress with a nude version that adds a bit of shine with its long, narrow, gold buckle.

Maison Boinet Belt, $120 online.