I've recently gotten over the big thick trendy belts, instead I'm intrigued by vintage belts, they are way more interesting in their shape, style, and material.
And by interesting, I'm actually digressing back toward simplicity and quality, while big trendy belts are exciting in an in-your-face kind of way, smaller more understated belts is exciting in a quiet way. I find elegance in skinny genuine leather belt with understated buckles. You can find them in thrift stores all over town, not only are they inexpensive, they will give instant class and elegance to even the simplest of outfits - t-shirt and jeans. Or you can wear them over dresses, print skirts or just with skinny jeans and a tucked-in button down.
Find below two specimens - a vintage Jones New York White leather belt with gold round buckle (that's when Jones New York was today's Alexander Wang) , and also a dark brown weaved leather belt with thin golden buckle.