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Count this as #2 in our ongoing Fashion Week recap. On the docket this time: the dangling belt.

This snap is from the Robert Geller show, but there were similarly loose straps on display at 3.1 Phillip Lim and Michael Bastian, turning it into a bonafide trending item. (That was three, right?)

The trick is using a thin leather belt (kind of like these), maybe tucking it in past the first pant loop, and then letting it dangle. That might involve sizing up a bit to give you enough extra belt to play with, but your reward is a freewheeling grace note that’s unusually easy to pull off. It’s the kind of thing that fashion week stylists do best. Don’t be surprised if you see it on the street before too long.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom