Accessories are the icing on the fashion cake. Nothing finishes off or updates an outfit like the right bag, shoe or a bit of bling.
By the same token, the wrong heels or earrings will make you look stuck in last season or not-quite-so-right territory.
With this in mind, here are 7 Fabulous accessories that are making big news this fall.
They’re all you need to Tweak Your Chic!®
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If your 9 to 5 requires a structured bag or briefcase, you’ll love this trend: the casual-luxe bucket bag is having a renaissance! Perfect with jeans and made for errands, shopping and Saturdays, look for a solid-coloured bag with a defined drawstring top. The easy shape of it makes you look effortlessly on-trend.
Long, jangle-y earrings were a fixture on the fall/winter runways. Many models even sported only one earring on the runway! An easy way to translate the look for everyday is to break out your best shoulder-grazers. Pair large dangly earrings with everything from a tee and jeans to a cocktail dress! They’ll draw eyes towards your face and add some decadence to any look.
Rings have been a fashion focus for a few seasons now. The latest twist is a slim ring that slides over 2 or more fingers. These rings are perfectly minimalistic and add an instant downtown edge to any look. Consider this the go-to trend when you want to update your look in a subtle way!
Give yourself an upgrade from the plain, black dollar store style of glove and buy yourself a super-splashy new animal print pair. Gloves are an often overlooked part of an outfit. Embellished gloves can update last fall’s jacket and make darting out to start your car feel much more fabulous.
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The beanie hat has reigned supreme for the past few winters in the hat department. This season’s ’60s glam [perhaps best shown at Saint Laurent’s show] threatens to dethrone the beanie in favour of the floppy hat. It adds an unexpected twist to everything from flow-y dresses to structured blouses and wide-leg pants.
Knee-high, block-heeled boots are back in a big way. This fall has a seriously swinging ’60s feel to it, and these boots are the easiest way to work the trend. Perfectly modern with skinny jeans or retro-cool with black tights, mod boots are a fun way to play with different eras in your outfit.
After seasons of navel grazing pendants, bold, graphic necklaces that sit right at the collar-bone are back. They’re a perfect way to highlight your decolletage and work equally well with scoop-neck tees and structured blouses!
Do you have a favorite accessory for fall? Comment below.
Guest Contributor for this post: Stylist Morgan Mullin.