Accessories can take a look from boring to beautiful, and add splashes of color and style. And our favorite thing about accessories is that they're cheap, especially if you go for H&M over Hermes. You can change the look of an ensemble just by adding the right scarf or bracelet.
So what accessories should you snap up? Kneesocks, leopard-print bracelets and scarves. Fur or faux-fur handbags and clutches. Ankle boots. Ladylike gloves. Geometric necklaces. Metallics. Bold watches. With all this to choose from, how can you go wrong? And of course, there's one easy rule of thumb when it comes to accessorizing: Right before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory. Keep it simple and chic.
More links to help you stay stylish are next.
- "40 Fab Fall Boots Under $200." Glamour. (Jan. 4, 2012) http://www.glamour.com/fashion/2011/08/40-fab-fall-boots-for-under-200-dollars#slide=1
- "10 Easy Ways to Pull off Fall's Ladylike Trend." Glamour. 2010. (Aug. 21, 2010) http://www.glamour.com/fashion/2010/08/10-easy-ways-to-pull-off-falls-ladylike-trend#slide=1
- Binkley, Christina. "The Fur Hoodie Puzzle." The Wall Street Journal. March 19, 2010. (Aug. 21, 2010) http://online.wsj.com/article/NA_WSJ_PUB:SB10001424052748704784904575111753461184386.html
- Cernek, Susan. "Fall 2011's Most Wearable Trends." Glamour. 2011. (Jan. 4, 2012) http://www.glamour.com/fashion/2011/02/fall-2011s-most-wearable-trends#slide=1
- "Fall 2010 Trend: Animal Prints." Elle.com. Aug. 9, 2010. (Aug. 21, 2010) http://www.elle.com/Fashion/Fashion-Spotlight/Fall-2010-Fashion-Trend-Animal-Prints
- "Fall 2010 Trend Report: Best Accessories." NBC New York. 2010. (Aug. 21, 2010) http://www.nbcnewyork.com/blogs/threadny/THREAD-Best-Accessories-Fall-2010-Fashion-Week-84767937.html
- "Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Fashion Trends." Million Looks. June 30, 2011. (Jan. 4, 2012) http://www.millionlooks.com/trends/outfits-trends/fall-winter-2011-2012-fashion-trends/
- Gary, Alison. "Wardrobe Oxygen: Fall Fashion Features the Look of Leather." Savings.com. Oct. 3, 2011. (Jan. 4, 2012) http://www.savings.com/blog/post/Wardrobe-Oxygen-Fall-Fashion-Features-the-Look-of-Leather.html
- McLeod, Jennifer. "Models get ladylike for Louis Vuitton's fall 2010 advertising campaigns." Examiner.com. Jun. 28, 2010. (Aug. 21, 2010) http://www.examiner.com/fashion-modeling-in-national/models-get-ladylike-for-louis-vuitton-s-fall-2010-advertising-campaigns
- Padykula, Jessica. "Budget-friendly Fall Picks." SheKnows. Sept. 14, 2011. (Jan. 4, 2012) http://www.sheknows.com/beauty-and-style/articles/839931/affordable-fall-fashion-finds-at-target
- Slowey, Anne. "Fashion Know It All: Shearling." Elle.com. July 16, 2010. (Aug. 21, 2010) http://www.elle.com/Fashion/Fashion-Spotlight/Style-Tips-for-Shearling
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