As the cold air rears its ugly head into the end of summer, it’s time to start thinking about dressing for the fall season. While there are a ton of great fashion trends this fall from bronze eye shadow to oversized sweaters, we’re going to take a look at how to properly accessorize to match these and other hot fall trends. This has been a banner year for accessories on the catwalks at fashion shows around the world.
The Perfect Pearl
While it might be a big investment, one trend that has appeared over and over again this fall is the pearl. Popping up everywhere from earrings, to necklaces, to bracelets, pearls even made their way onto facial jewelry like nose rings and eyebrow piercings. This elegant jewel of the sea looks great with just about anything you wear, and doesn’t have to be hidden away only to be taken out on special occasions. Of course, there are always cheaper options if you don’t want to invest in the real deal, but we won’t talk about that here.
Small, boxy handbags are trendy this fall and are great accessories that obviously have both form and function. We’ve seen everything from red patent leather to floral patterns, so chose your favorite style and run with it. If you tend to carry more than a small handbag can carry, why not go for a large leather tote bag or a satchel? Both styles of bags have literally been everywhere this fall. Choose one in an autumn influenced color like dark orange or yellow to blend in with the season.
Scarves are another accessory that serve a purpose while also making you look great. Thick wool scarves are in style right now as are striped patterns. You can also choose a thinner material that can be worn as a scarf or a headband.
Coming as somewhat of a surprise this year, is the comeback of the brooch. Whether pinned to a lapel or worn in the hair, decorative brooches have been seen everywhere recently. Designs are almost endless, so you’re sure to find one to fit your style and taste. Brooches are often passed down as heirlooms, so you might even have one tucked away in a relative’s jewelry box. Now’s the time to pull it out and rock it while it’s still in style.
The Fur Fad
As for shoes and boots, some odd trends have emerged for the fall season, such as fur appearing in strange ways for some very interesting looking fuzzy footwear. If you can pull that off, more power to you, but if you’re more of a traditionalist, go for some utilitarian work boots, or sparkly bedazzled dress shoes, both of which are definitely in style this fall.