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.
Love this post. Great boots. I also have to wear comfy shoes due to some foot issues. I have yet to try Clarks but these may be my new Fall boots:-) I will add OPI You Don’t Know Jacques nail polish to the list. It’s a great Fall color. It doesn’t look like much in the bottle or online but it has grayish/purple hue that looks great on. I get compliments ever time I wear it.
Amy Blevins says
Nail polish is a great idea! I love the one on my toes right now. It is a deep burgundy wine color called Opi Miami Beet. I took a picture of the bottle so I would remember the name of it. Love it. I’ll have to check your color out the next time I get my nails done!
Ginger Tipton says
I really appreciate your blog on the seven perfect accessories for fall. I am trying to learn new styling tips
Leggings are my favorite fall accessory. Any color, any thickness – any type you can imagine. I think of them as modern-day long underwear that can be seen. 🙂
Its interesting how fashion trends recycle themselves. At least the leg warmers look much nicer then when I was a kid.
Living in the south, the temperatures really do swing during fall, like yesterday started in the low 40s and ended in the mid-70s, so my best fashion tip is wear lightweight layers so you can remain comfortable through the day.
C. Webb says
I love scarves! I may be guilty of wearing them all year long.
I love that hat and do think that needs to be at the top of my list for new accessories!
Dawn P says
I would love to have a Coach Bag. So nice!
Love the bag!
Tammy Hinton says
I would love a new purse
V Ward says
apple blossom says
I love being able to wear tights.
Aimee Moore says
Those Clarks boots look fabulous! I have a hard time finding well-fitting shoes or boots. I admit, I’m pretty much jeans, tshirt, and flip flops year round (I’m in Texas) and the main thing that gets more use in fall is leggings with skirts or dresses.
Lori H says
I like to wear light weight sweaters in the fall.
I’m fashion challenged so I don’t know what to say to the question of “What’s your favorite fall fashion?” Other than a sweater and WARM socks! lol
What a great fashionista! I think my tween daughter would totally rock the hat. I love the scarf, the boots, and even the crazy cute socks. ‘Cause I always have cold feet…
My favorite fall fashion is warm sweaters that are all shades of orange and brown.
Mary Beth says
I love the purse and the boots. I’m not really into legwarmers, but they are cute, too. The scarf and socks are definitely my favorite though!
Love these! Our weather in East Texas is still in the 90s unfortunately. so no denim jackets! ?
The purse in the giveaway is beautiful! I would love to win something I wouldn’t buy for myself. And I love the new boots you purchased! Comfort sounds great!
Lindsey R. says
Chunky sweaters, flannel/plaid shirts, boot socks, and a pair of Hunter boots are my go to fall fashions.
Emily Ekegren says
I love oversized sweaters with leggings and boots. But, we live in Brazil so none of the fall lovelies for me. It is quickly moving into summer here, bleh.
Stephanie Hannah says
My favorite Fall fashion item is my gloves. i love Isotoner gloves because they are warm and functional. I have a pair with the phone touch finger tips since we are always on our touch screen devices even in the cold.
Love it all! Boots are adorable.
Love to get this purse for one of my daughters.
Julie W. says
Love your choices for fall fashion! I wish I lived in a place where I needed that. Today in Phoenix it will be 92! Still wearing capris and flip flops.
Annie Currier says
I like cozy sweaters, skinny jeans, and boots.
Love the color of the purse. Fall fashion tip: wear what you feel good in, & add a splash of color from a scarf or necklace
kelli becton says
The boots & jacket are my fave I guess – but so many great things to choose from leave me perplexed & hard pressed to pick a fave!
nicole b says
When the weather turns, I break out my boots and scarves. I love Fall accessories!
I love this giveaway! Thank you!
Amy Blevins says
you are very welcome. 🙂
Darcy Koch says
One of my favorite parts about Fall is getting to wear accessories to not only keep warm, but to look fashionable.
Rana Durham says
i agree these are essential to the fall weather. i love my booties and scarves because they are a staple to fall wardrobe.
Jay Jackson says
Thanks for the post, I have shared it with my wife and she loved it.
Jen D. says
I love those Clark boots…I’ve been wanting a pair in brown – I don’t know why, but all of my boots are black. Lol.
Love the purse and jacket
Lynette W says
I love boots, scarves, and hats season.
Barb H. says
I love wearing scarves in the cooler months.
denise low says
Thank you for sharing. I think that the boots and the hat are really nice.
I really like the cross body fossil purses. For me it’s not only a fall trend, but an accessory I can use year-round.
Christy Peeples DuBois says
I enjoy your tips and choices. I think my favorite for fall are boots/booties. I saw this past year that booties are getting more than just fall/winter wear. Finding a comfortable pair that do not hurt my “delicate” feet is always my challenge.
Don’t know about leg warmers, but they are cuter than before!
From what store do you buy your Clark boots?
My poor boots…Need new ones!
Brandy Schwartz says
I like all of these but the leg warmers. Just too many memories.
Love the style and color of the purse!
absolutely love the accessories
Pretty socks that you have shown us. Thanks.