You know how one piece can make or break an outfit? Most times, that piece is an accessory. A well-picked bag, necklace, and shoe can elevate a run-of-the-mill look, and a tacky one can take an ensemble from winning to weird. This season, the accessories have been spot-on and universally wearable, with colorful, statement pieces really taking the limelight. Choose preppy, tasseled shoes or jewelry that could cut you… Check out the five accessory trends to buy into this season!
Tasseled Shoes—This preppy staple has been the go-to shoe for as long as there have been pleated skirts to wear ’em with. Go super-high for a modern, sexy edge. ASOS Tassel Suede Wedge Shoe Boot, $100.62, available at ASOS; Halogen Carlyle Tassel Pump, $129.95, available at Nordstrom; Zara Two-Tone Sandals, $129, available at Zara; Topshop Vaduz Mustard Tassel Brogues, $60, available at Topshop.
Sheet Metal Jewelry—We love the idea of wearing two brass cuffs on each wrist. Who knew we’d ever be taking inspiration from Aladdin’s genie? Jen’s Pirate Booty Wrap Ring, $25, available at Revolve Clothing; Nordstrom Super Shiny Curved Cuff, $58, available at Nordstrom; Pamela Love Zuni Cuff, $528, available at Shopbop; Reiss Ronnie Hammered Metal Simple Choker, $130, available at Reiss.
Artfully Armed Sunglasses—Designers have taken the action and moved it to the side… Big, chunky sunglasses with decked-out arms are the specs to look out for this season. Prada Round-frame Acetate Sunglasses, $290, available at Net-a-Porter; Karen Walker The Butler Sunglasses, $210, available at Shopbop; House of Harlow 1960 Sasha Sunglasses in Black, $149, available at The Trend Boutique; Topshop Cream Shell Cats Eye Shape Sunglasses, $32, available at Topshop.
Boxy Leather Bags—If you buy a boxy leather bag this season, we guarantee you’ll still be carrying it 10 years down the road. Choose one in a rich hue, and watch it look even better with wear. Urban Outfitters Cooperative Structured Mini Crossbody Bag, $38, available at Urban Outfitters; Zara Leather Bowling Bag, $129, available at Zara; Kate Spade Bow Bridge Kennedy, $445, available at Kate Spade; Coach Madison Leather Satchel, $398, available at Coach.
Neon Rhinestone Jewelry—Tom Binns has been doing this kind of jewelry for years, but it’s available in all price points and styles. We’re loving this clash of class and punk! Tom Binns Fauve Hand-Painted Swarovski Crystal Drop Earrings, $225, available at Net-a-Porter; Juicy Couture Grosgrain and Rhinestone Bracelet, $44.99, available at Juicy Couture; ASOS Diamante Linked Collar, $27.44, available at ASOS; Erickson Beamon Fluoro Pop Gem Ring, $305, available at Farfetch.
Black City Boots – Make sure your go-to boots this fall are easy to walk in but go with everything. We love a little heel to elevate your look (both literally and figuratively!).