Our Guide to Classic Fall Accessories
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Maybe you just noticed that your oft-complimented burgundy handbag somehow got scratched (sad!) or that your shearling-lined Birkenstocks are feeling less than plush lately (aw…). Or maybe you’ve just fallen hard for a pretty pendant necklace or a pair of sexy black slingbacks. Whatever the case, this is the moment to take stock of your favorite fall outfit-finishers and decide where to upgrade. Below, some boots, bags, and bijoux to consider.
Flat or heeled, contemporary or countrified—whatever your preference, there’s a pair of riding boots that fits the bill. They’re great with minis, midis, maxis, and tailored shorts. And if they have a close-fitting shaft, you might even be able to wear them with trousers.
Micro bags have their place, but these midsize top-handle options are great for when you have more to carry than just your keys and a card holder. Given their polished nature, they’re the perfect companion for appointments, meetings, nice dinners out—things of that sort. If you want to take it to the office, you can pair it with a tote to carry your bulkier essentials, which leaves you free to stash the big bag at your desk or in your car and go purse-only to lunch or happy hour.
If your regular jewelry lineup is feeling a little lackluster, consider adding something new and shiny to the mix: petite earrings, stacking bands, a pretty pendant. Whatever it is, you don’t have to drop a ton of money; brands like Completedworks offer gold-plated options that are easy on the eyes and the wallet.
They’re baaack. The newest iterations of these French-girl-chic shoes are made of everything from breathable mesh to laser-cut leather and embellished—adorably—with bows, buckles, and even rhinestones.
Because nothing says you’re ready to crush your Q3 goals like a pair of well-heeled loafers or a capacious bag.
They combine the polish of pumps with the security of strappy sandals. And the low heel height (usually somewhere between 45 and 60 millimeters) means you can last all day in them.
If the ones you ran around in all summer are scuffed, waterlogged, or otherwise worse for wear, there’s no time like the present to trade them in for a brand-new buckle-adorned pair.
This fall, Toteme and Proenza Schouler transformed humble silhouettes with sophisticated dark-brown suede. Marni delivered its signature chunky platform sole. And Hereu went heavy on the details with a square toe, a slick front zip, and moccasin-inspired stitching throughout.