Fall Accessory Trends to Update Any Outfit

by Jessica Pigza

Fall is upon us and with all the fun, new clothing pieces available resisting the temptation to update your whole wardrobe can be hard. But there’s an easier and more cost-effective way to do this and that’s with the season’s hottest accessory trends. These trends include everything from handbags to jewelry and even hair accessories. While there are some trends we’ve seen from seasons past, there’s a refreshing take on some new ones. I agree that not every trend is for everyone but adding just a few pieces can change your look and refresh your outfit. What fall trend are you most looking forward to? Below are my top ten fall accessory trends!

1. Stacked Bracelets

Target Semi-Precious Link Bracelet Set 3pc – Universal Thread™

Whether dainty or chunky, stacking your favorite bracelets is totally on-trend for the fall. The best thing about this trend is that you probably already have a collection of bracelets that would work. To successfully accomplish this trend try stacking bracelets of similar size. That way the smaller bracelets don’t get lost or tangled up among the chunkier ones. I recommend going for roughly three if they’re on the bigger side. You can get away with 3-5 if they are smaller. Also, don’t be afraid to mix metals when creating your bracelet stacks.

2. Y Necklace or Lariat Necklace

Banana Republic Malachite Y-Necklace

The Y necklace or lariat necklace is really popular this fall. This necklace looks great with v-neck tops and scoop neck tops. It even works with collared shirts. It just depends on how the necklace falls. You just want to make sure whatever is at the end of the ‘Y’ doesn’t get lost under the neck of your shirt.

3. Statement Belts

H&M Knot-detail Waist Belt

This is a great trend that’s coming back, statement belts. They are perfect for creating an hourglass silhouette and will give structure and shape to any shift or tunic dress. For added interest try using on the outside of your favorite cardigan.

4. Headbands

Loft Cheetah Print Twist Headband

An oldie but a goodie. The headband has been around for a few seasons now and going into fall the colors and prints are just a cozy as the season itself. Whether you prefer headbands or scarves the end result is the same, using hair accessories to add even more interest to your outfit. This is your chance to add a pop of color or perhaps a great print. Either way, you’ll be seeing this trend sticking around.

5. Hats

Nordstrom Floppy Wool Felt Panama Hat

For this trend, we’re not talking about your favorite beanie but a had that has a little more structure. Often made of felt or wool, they truly have a ‘cozy’ feel. There are a variety of brim lengths so you may have to try on a few until you get one you love but, this type of hat goes perfect with your favorite cardigan or scarf.

6. Statement Earrings

Loft Boho Statement Earrings

For those of us who are drawn to the minimalistic design of a simple hoop or stud earring, this may not seem like a trend worth trying. Statement earrings can sometimes feel overwhelming but they really do work well with the layers of fall. Plus they eliminate the need for a necklace. It may sound like an oxymoron but I found some really pretty, and simple, statement earrings that may be worth a second look.

7. Quilted or Textured Handbags

Aldo Jerilini Channel Quilted Satchel

Handbags can be their own showpiece, this we know, but this fall is boasting a collection of quilted and textured handbags. The goal is to create a subtle 3D effect adding another layer to your fall outfit. Another trend I’m seeing on handbags is large chain-link accents. Styles this fall are showcasing their own versions of early Chanel inspiration but with a much more affordable price point.

8. Knee-High Boots

DSW Franco Sarto Kemper Boots in Cognac

Knee-high boots are back! Maybe you’ve tucked them away in your closet for a season or two or perhaps you never stopped wearing them but these boots are made for walking! Yes, cliché I know but I LOVE tall boots! They go great with skinny jeans and of course leggings. Cognac boots are a great closet staple and by finding a pair with a timeless design you’ll be sure to enjoy them whether they are having their moment on-trend or just because you love them.

9. Statement or stacked Rings

Kendra Scott Kaia Vintage Gold Cocktail Ring

Statements rings, also knowns as cocktail rings are having their moment again. Much like the bracelets above, one is clearly not enough this season and if you do choose just one, it should make an impact. These rings are traditionally worn on the middle or ring finger of your left hand because of their size. Ultimately though you can wear it on whatever finger feels and looks the best. I don’t know about you but I’m excited to break out some of the old statement rings I’ve kept tucked away.

10. Charms

Loft Stone Charm Layered Necklace

Charms are everywhere this fall. Of course, there’s your traditional charm bracelet but charms are also on earrings and necklaces. They offer a little something extra to your jewelry and again when it comes to fall it’s all about the layers. Take it a step further by adding something with your initial in the charm which is also very on-trend.

What fall accessory trend is your favorite?