5 Essential Accessories to Get You from Fall to Winter


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Wrap
Pick out a cozy, colorful wrap in early fall. You'll be sporting it all season.
Pick out a cozy, colorful wrap in early fall. You'll be sporting it all season.
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There are few things more timeless, luxurious and comforting than a drapey length of cashmere around your shoulders and/or your neck, weather permitting.

Cashmere, silk or merino-wool knit, a wrap will go everywhere with you. Drape it loosely around your shoulders over a cami or a cocktail dress in fall; double it around your neck as the coziest scarf ever on a winter night.

Extra points for bold colors, leopard prints, and faux fur or bohemian pointelle edging.

As with all fashion choices, the accessory is only half the equation. At least half of any look is how you wear it, so keep in mind: No matchy-matchy, mix your patterns with care or not at all, and only one mind-blowing statement piece at a time. "Overwhelming" only works on the runway. And sometimes not even there.