Fashionistas have everything to look forward to this fall—forget about gray days and look forward to being out and about in all the brand new statement pieces. This is your new-season’s accessory download, with cool black and white outfits, cozy vintage-inspired brown hues, jewel-tone colors, and dazzling embellishments to lift your spirits!
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Paulina Leather Minaudière with crystals from Swarovski by Inge Christopher; earrings by Oscar de la Renta from Cadenzza; fur-and-leather Oxana Ankle Boots from See by Chloé; Leopard print scarf from Mango; Octea Nova watch by Swarovski; Houndstooth cashmere/wool blend scarf by Balenciaga; faux fur mittens by Stella McCartney; Miss Vendome clip-on earrings by Philippe Ferrandis from Cadenzza; ankle boots with crystals by Prada; Yandel earrings with crystals from Swarovski by Dannijo; Lori leopard-print ankle boots by Michael Kors; Mini Bucket Bag from Mansur Gavriel; crystal sunglasses by Gucci; Casquette hat by Saint Laurent; Tuk bag by Marni.
With Mother Nature throwing all shades from brown to orange at us, we can’t wait to get into a cozy mood. Fur (plus the fake variations by Stella McCartney!) and shearling are not only super-warm they also have a strong vintage reference. If you don’t want to look like a hippie, combine your heavy knits and suede leather coats with classy jewels like the new Octea Nova watch from Swarovski or a pair of golden statement earrings, and go for the stylish, crystal-embellished leather boots (e.g. Prada). These days, not only Balenciaga is mad for plaid—so are we. Besides checked fabrics, you’ll find other favorite prints for fall on everything from coats to scarfs—think animal prints like leopard or python. And believe the hype or not, chocolate brown is said to be the new black; try it in soft fabrics and accessories such as a suede bucket bag by Mansur Gavriel or a beret from Saint Laurent (another big trend this fall).
Credits (left to right, from the top):Fedora from Borsalino; round shades by Dolce & Gabbana; velvet Marmont belt bag from Gucci; plateau blucher shoe with tassels by Zara; tassel clip-on earrings by Oscar de la Renta from Cadenzza; Dione earrings with Swarovski crystals by Caroline Svedbom from Cadenzza; suede scarf by Dolce & Gabbana; leather gloves from H&M; nubuck bag by Simon Miller; over-knee leather boots from Zara; Chain cross body bag by Mango; Jeannine burgundy lace-up boots from Giuseppe Zanotti; pompom key chain from Zara; Mini Basket Bucket Bag by Cafuné; metallic socks from COS.
This season’s jewel-tone trend is all about making a head-turning statement with bright gemstone colors from emerald to fuchsia and purple. Combine the burgundy leather gloves with a gray checked coat, or forest green earrings with a black cape. The new belt bags will almost certainly remind you of fanny packs, but these new bags are more stylish than their 80s counterparts. With fabrics like velvet and big statement logos (think Gucci) the new waist accessory will not only take the load off your shoulders, it will keep everything you need within easy reach. Just like every winter and fall, boots are the shoes of the season—but this year there are virtually no limits to form and style: choose from a wide range of suede lace-up stilettos (such as those by Giuseppe Zanotti), sock-boots and over-knees (Zara) featuring on-trend detailing such as velvet, eyelets and embellishments.
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Crystal Wave choker necklace from Hélène Zubeldia; Panda gloves from Aristide; suede clutch from Lodi with crystals from Swarovski; embellished leather belt by Gucci; Chelsea boots with studs and crystals from Christian Louboutin; Antigona tote by Givenchy; Vigor suede pumps by Lodi with Swarovski crystals; tasseled check cape from J.Crew; Jemma ankle boots from Acne; Rosette ring by Oscar de la Renta from Cadenzza; Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski, coming soon; cat-eye shades from Le Specs; Pansy beanie by Acne; cuff bracelet with crystals from Swarovski by Heet; iPhone case with crystals from Swarovski by Otter.
All-black outfits have just about vanished from the runway. Instead of going monochrome, the best counterpart for black will be white this year. Animal motifs are still very popular, and the panda happens to perfectly embody the new color trend, making the best companion (see the cute gloves from Aristide). And because we love our black booties, we're making room in our hearts for a white pair (like these from Acne). Across the fashion capitals of the world, there was a huge appreciation of dazzle this season—specifically crystals. They encrust evening pouches (such as the suede one with Swarovski crystals from Lodi) and Chelsea boots (look at Louboutin)—even the brand new Nike Air Max 97 LX Swarovski were rolled in space dust. Do these sneakers remind you of the 90s? Well, something else that's even more synonymous with our favorite fashion decade has made a comeback: the choker. While tight necklaces have been gaining momentum over the past few seasons, this fall we're reaching peak choker with the Crystal Wave style, such as from Hélène Zubeldia.