One thing on my fall shopping list is a crocodile belt – one that sits high enough on the waist for high rise jeans and can be worn with everything. My twin sister Dabney has always known that it’s the third piece (be it a blazer, a bag, or a turtleneck layered under a dress) that brings an outfit together so, keeping this in mind, I am trying to up my accessories game. Mock croc (aka faux crocodile) is big for fall and when I saw the belts mixed with Brock Collection’s Fall 2018 florals and knits, I was hooked. I know Gucci belts are still EVERYWHERE but I think a classic crocodile belt is more discreet and versatile.
My favorite belts have always been vintage, swiped from my mom’s closet (some from the late 70s) or picked up in college when we had time to pour through the racks at vintage stores. While I am keeping my eyes peeled for vintage croc, below is a roundup of my favorites in stores and some inspiration on how to style. I can’t wait to wear one of these gals over a blazer, with a midi skirt to jazz up the work week, or with jeans 24/7.