Ah fall. It’s amazing how subtly cooler days and breezy nights instantly make you want to shake up your wardrobe. Even little changes make a big statement. For a quick wardrobe update, accessories are the way to go. Check out these five must have accessories for fall.
We’re not talking about your mother’s pantyhose. Hosiery trends have come a long way in recent years. Show off your shapely legs without revealing too much skin in a refined pair of opaque tights. Deep jewel tones like plum and blue are fall favorites, look great on many complexions and are still refined enough to be worn in corporate settings. If bold colored tights aren’t your cup of tea, textured tights are a great option for those who prefer a neutral color palette but still want to add interest to their look. Thigh high socks are also huge this fall and winter. A fun and fresh look, pair with shorts, skirts and even little shift dresses for a bit of whimsy.
The key to pulling off bold tights is pairing them with a look that allows them to shine, but not be overwhelming. When wearing a patterned pair of tights, stick to a simple color palette and avoid wearing garments with obtrusive prints that will clash with your tights.
A supple leather bag with fringe details is a harmonious marriage of sleekness and bohemia – and a hot trend for fall and winter 2010. A throwback to the 60s and 70s, hippie chic is an understatement for these attention grabbing bags that many designer lines, including Prada have refined. Fringe bags come in a myriad of shapes from large over the shoulder hobos to small flap front clutches. To avoid bulk, stick to styles with just one to two rows of fringe.
Bad hair days be gone. Adorable toppers are a hit this season, so much so that you’ll be dying to wear them even when your hair is at its best. Pack up your straw fedora and slip on a cozy knit beret as the weather cools down. For the ultimate ladylike look, 1920s cloche style hats a la Angelina Jolie in Changeling are divine. Cloche, the French word for bell, frames your face and is perfect for those who rock a straight hairstyle or a chic short bob. For the true fashionista who is open to making bold statements – a quirky bowler hat or turban quickly dials up any outfit’s
style quotient. A great hat instantly sets you apart from the crowd.
Scarves, the little accessory that could. There are a myriad of ways to wear a great scarf – from intricate wrapping techniques to loosely draped around the neck. Tribal inspired batik scarfs are a chic way to add a pop of color to a monochromatic outfit or interest and personality to a simple jeans and tee shirt look. Because scarves are worn so close to the face, wearing colors that best complement your complexion make for highly flattering looks. Remember to keep it simple. Even the best scarf cannot save a bad outfit and adding on an overly bulky scarf will only make you look like you’re chocking yourself. When done right, scarves add warmth and color to your look.
Bold, architecturally inspired earrings make a great focal accessory. Fashion is all about the statement piece – statement shoes, statement bag, and even the statement necklace. However, bold “look at me” earrings - worn so close to the face instantly steal the show. Even the most simple outfits get kicked up ten notches with a pair of spectacular over-sized earrings. Remember to stick with lightweight options to avoid damaging delicate earlobes. Whatever your style – there is a perfect pair to suit your fancy.
In the world of fashion, little changes go a long way. Experiment with just one of these fun fall must-haves to update your look and wait for thecompliments to start rolling in.