Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services.One of the most underrated accessories out there? Belts. Belts really just do it all. They hold our pants up, which is always a great bonus, but they also offer us an opportunity to add a stylish accent to our outfit — one we don’t have to carry around like a handbag or constantly adjust and readjust like a scarf. They’re functional, they’re fashionable and they can seriously pull together an outfit that isn’t quite hitting the mark!- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Designer belts are 100% worth the investment in our eyes. You could be wearing a $5 tee and $20 jeans and still look chic as ever with a designer belt between the two. You can totally wear it every day too! They simply don’t go out of style, and they also make an incredible gift for someone special in your life. We picked out a bunch that anyone would love to have on hand (or hips), from leather, to skinny, to wide, to even belt bags. And the color options are running wild! Whether you’re looking for Gucci, Coach or maybe Michael Kors, we’ve got just the belt for you!Quick PicksBest skinny designer belt: Chloé Skinny Leather BeltNordstromThis Burnt Mahogany belt emits designer vibes like no other, but what else would you expect from a label like Chloé? It’s made in Italy with premium leather and brass, and the signature C-logo buckle is so chic and simple yet statement-making. We love the push studs and the overall equestrian vibes. Some belts are frustrating to take on and off, but thing one keeps things easy (and gorgeous)! See it!- Advertisement – Get the Chloé Skinny Leather Belt for $350 at Nordstrom with free shipping!Best designer belt bag: Coach Turnlock Flare Belt BagCoachBelt bags are back in a big way, and they’re so much more than those old-school fanny packs. Coach obviously nailed the concept with this one, using smooth leather and goldtone hardware to make a serious statement. We love this belt bag because you can still carry around all of your essentials while keeping things hands-free, and it won’t feel bulky on your waist. You can also wear it over a shoulder if you want. See it!- Advertisement – Get the Turnlock Flare Belt Bag (originally $195) starting at just $98 at Coach with free shipping!Best white designer belt: Saint Laurent YSL Cintura Leather BeltNordstromThe Crema Soft shade of this YSL belt is our favorite. It’s such a soft white hue that it works beautifully as a neutral without creating any stark contrasts that might ruin the flow of an outfit. Add in the logo hardware acting as a keeper loop and you have a seriously unique style here — one that no one will question is designer. It comes in black too if you really want that branding to pop! See it!Get the Saint Laurent YSL Cintura Leather Belt in Crema Soft for $375 at Nordstrom with free shipping!Best wide designer belt: Tory Burch 1 1/2″ Reversible BeltTory BurchWhile some outfits call for skinnier belts, others call for wider ones, and this Tory Burch belt is surely the one for the job. Why do we love it so much? Well, it can be worn on your hips or waist, it has that beautiful metal logo buckle and shoppers are leaving it excellent ratings. The best part, however, is how many colors it comes in. You have so many options, and each option actually comes with two options of its own — this belt is reversible! Just pop off the buckle and put it on the other side! See it!Get the 1 1/2″ Reversible Belt for $198 at Tory Burch with free shipping!Best black leather designer belt: Fendi Logo Buckle Leather BeltNordstromNo wardrobe is complete without a black leather (or faux-leather) belt. It’s just not possible. You’ll wear it anywhere and everywhere, so you might as well make it Fendi! This calfskin leather belt is so edgy but sophisticated at the same time — it could dress up even a boring nightgown or plain tee and shorts. The F logo is just perfect. Well, everything about it is, really! See it!Get the Fendi Logo Buckle Leather Belt for $420 at Nordstrom with free shipping!Check out more of our picks and deals!This post is brought to you by Us Weekly’s Shop With Us team. The Shop With Us team aims to highlight products and services our readers might find interesting and useful, such as face masks, self tanners, Lululemon legging dupes and pretty much anything about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Product and service selection, however, is in no way intended to constitute an endorsement by either Us Weekly or of any celebrity mentioned in the post.The Shop With Us team may receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. 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Glenties – cementing links western Scotland and DonegalWE may not be the best of friends when Ireland take on Scotland at Celtic Park tomorrow night – but all will be forgotten later this month when Glenties hosts a weekend celebrating the cultural links between Donegal and western Scotaland.The connections between Donegal and the western fringe of Scotland will be marked during a weekend of ‘Myth, magic and music in Colmcille country’, which is taking place in Glenties from Friday 21th November to Sunday 23rd.Visitors from Scotland will include storytellers, singers and musicians. They’ll link up with some of Donegal’s best-known tale-tellers and players, including Vincent, Jimmy and Peter Campbell, Frank Galligan, Caoimhin MacAoidh and Martin McGinley. The weekend will feature ghost stories told where they happened around Glenties, and story-telling and singing sessions in both Irish and Scots Gaelic. There will also be fiddle workshops, lots of music sessions, and a gala concert in the Highlands Hotel on the Saturday night.Fiddler Denise Boyle, who has organised the weekend, said she’s delighted how it has come together.“We’ve got a really top-class bunch coming from Scotland, mainly from the western seaboard, which basically continues where Donegal leaves off,” she said. “It’s extra special for my family because we have lots of relatives on the island of Uist in the Outer Hebrides.”The weekend is being funded by Colmcille, a partnership programme between Foras na Gaeilge and Bòrd na Gàidhlig. Colmcille promotes the use of Irish Gaelic and Scottish Gaelic in Ireland and Scotland and between the two countries. Those travelling in from Scotland include fiddlers Jamie McDonald, Robbie Grieg, Simon Bradley and Anna Wendy Stevenson, flute player and fiddle Rachel Harris and guitarist and singer Kaitlin Ross.Uist-based Simon Bradley and his wife Anna Wendy are no strangers to Donegal, as Simon’s father Pearse lives in Buncrana. Simon’s tunes and his father’s poems were included in an acclaimed book, ‘Simon Bradley – Buncrana to Baleshare’. FORGET THE MATCH! GLENTIES SET FOR SCOTTISH/DONEGAL CULTURAL WEEKEND was last modified: November 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CultureGlentiesScotland