Fall is here, and as we head into cool weather it’s time to start layering and accessorizing with sweet but useful additions to our wardrobe – things to take the chill off and warm up our outfits. I’m kinda in love with this list of accessories, but I’d also love to know what you would add! (A girl can never have too many fashion accessory ideas up her sleeve.)
Scarves – A Perfect Fall Accessory
One of my favorite ways to make an outfit “fall-ish” is to dress it up with a scarf to hold in some heat around my neck while adding a bit of style. Scarves can be used to give your outfit a splash of color *or* they can be used to tie all the colors in an outfit together. This beautiful scarf from Anika Dali can be used with jeans for a casually dressed up look, or it can be worn with dressier clothes for a night out or business conference.
The Leg Warmer Trend
I had forgotten how so many fashion accessories circle through history and re-appear. Leg warmers are a fun favorite from the 80s, but I happen to think today’s leg warmers look so much better! I especially love these cute but thick “boot topping” leg warmers for fall.
Speaking of Boots – Best Fall Accessory Ever!
So I probably should have saved this one for last. I just love the look of tall boots with jeans, or short boots with jeans, or just boots with anything really. Wearing boots makes me happy. In fact, my husband and I were just window shopping for some cute boots for me this past weekend. It’s time girls!
This is the pair I picked out last weekend. I always buy Clarks, because I need super comfortable and supportive shoes but I refuse to give up on cuteness. The advantages of Clarks are comfort, quality, and cuteness!
I have a penchant for wool socks. My mother-in-law knows this, and blesses me with awesome Smartwool socks at Christmas time. I also keep an eye out at my local stores and will pick up a pair or two when they go on sale. Every time they go on sale. Okay – I stalk the shelves for wool socks on sale and buy all the socks – one of each design. Okay, okay . . . I have a sock fetish!
I actually wear my wool socks year round whenever my feet are cold, but they come out in full force in the fall because that’s when I wear real shoes out in public instead of flip flops. And they look so cute in open heeled chunky shoes too. (That link says $9.99 to $349.99. Seriously? Who buys $350 socks? They aren’t worth that much. Just pick the ones that are between $10 and $20 and trust me, they are worth that.)
New Purse, New Color
I love handbags. Usually when I say that, people think I probably spend good money on handbags. I don’t, but not because I don’t want to! I do love to get a new purse in a new color with the transition from summer to fall. Purses are a great way to add a splash of color to any outfit – and they are multi-taskers!
I have a top ten best purses for moms wishlist but I thought I’d take another look at my options with fall upon us. I was guessing they’ve introduced some new colors! The one I found was actually a dual-toned neutral by ANIMOER. And I love it. (HINT: We are giving away a gorgeous COACH purse at the bottom of this post. Enter.)
The Statement Jacket
Okay maybe that should say “the jean jacket” because those are my favorite fall jackets. The thing about jackets in fall is that they are mostly about the cuteness of the extra layer. Much more an accessory than a winter jacket which is mostly for warmth!
The Cute Hat
Nothing says fall like a cute little hat – plus it occasionally helps with the hair situation. I always look at other ladies wearing hats and think, “Oh that’s so cute!” but for some reason I never buy one for myself. A friend of mine was wearing a cute little beanie like this one this weekend and I thought it was just the perfect fall accessory for the slightly cool days.