In keeping with the trend of making the most of shopping our closets, adding versatile pieces, and shopping on a budget, what better way to enhance our fall wardrobe without breaking the bank than to add in a few fun accessories! Normally in the spring and summer, we start to shed our layers as the temperature rises but when fall comes around, I get excited to start adding the layers back on. I love layering in light fall jackets, scarves, and great accessories. Also much like summer, the trends aren’t anything totally earth shattering but instead include some returning classics. Although these classics never really went away they haven’t been as prevalent for a few seasons. What does that mean for you? Most of these classic trend pieces may already be in your closet. Below are five of my favorite fall accessory trends!
1. Long Necklaces
Long necklaces seemed like they went away for a season or two but now they are back and they are the perfect fall accessory. A long necklace is a great additional layer when wearing a scarf and it can easily add extra interest to any solid color top. Whether you choose something metal or even something with a pop of color, you can’t go wrong adding a long necklace to your accessory collection this fall.
2. Blanket Scarves/Cape Scarves
There’s a lot of mixed feelings about the blanket scarf and sometimes even scarves in general. Sometimes it can feel like they are swallowing you up and if you live in a warmer climate forget about wanting all that material around your neck. That’s why I love that I’m also seeing cape scarves everywhere. Even though they are also big in size, they aren’t meant to go solely around your neck. They are also the perfect topper in the fall, pair amazingly with leggings and add a great pop of color or fun print to your look. They also work great for ‘column dressing’ which is where you wear the same solid color on top and bottom and then add in a fun layer. (For more examples of column dressing check out my previous Coffee Chat HERE.) The scarf pictured above is from Alison + Aubrey but unfortunately, it’s no longer available however this one from J.Crew Factory is pretty close.
3. Statement Earrings
Statement earrings are also making a comeback this fall! I’m seeing them in so many fun colors and textures. They are a super easy way to add extra interest to your outfit especially if you live somewhere where it’s still pretty warm and you don’t want to wear a scarf.
4. Croc Embossed Print
Crocodile embossed print seems to be super popular this fall and I’m seeing it on some great accessories including belts, handbags, and shoes. If you’re not a fan of the snake print but you still want some texture, this is a great alternative and it comes in an array of colors.
5. Chunky Chains
Chains and oversized chain links were around for the spring in their light acrylic designs and pastel colors. For the fall however, they are taking a slightly ‘heavier’ approach with metal finishes and layered looks. And if now after reading this you’re immediately thinking of Mr. T (because you actually know who that is) don’t. What I’m thinking of is a little lighter and doesn’t require you to work on your neck and back muscles to hold it up. The chunkier chains can be found in necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and even belts which is a great light weight option to pair to your favorite tunic to add some structure.