Accessorize Like a Star – for Less
We’re hesitant to call houndstooth a trend since it’s such a timeless pattern, but the look is definitely having a moment this season. has the right idea, using her Ferragamo pair to bring just the right amount of quirkiness to a sugary-sweet pink dress.
BEADED BIB NECKLACE
Colorful beads aren’t just for summertime and winter beach getaways. As long as you select a simple, high-neck dress in a dark color, you’ll have the perfect, seasonally appropriate canvas to let a bold necklace (Rashida Jones’s is Dannijo) take center stage.
Your hair called; it’s sick of being crushed under winter hats and wants you to invest in a pair of these. Worried your earmuffs will appear too schoolgirlish? , looking impossibly chic in hers (thanks to a sleek, monochromatic outfit), should put those concerns to rest.
On the other hand, you might occasionally want a hat in order to hide your hair. In that case, go for a wide-wale knit one with a roomy top à la . Stripes optional but strongly encouraged.
Update the classic chandelier silhouette with a slightly more modern and youthful style. These dangling cluster baubles, like Allia earrings, will look a little funkier with your formalwear.
Update your favorite coat by swapping out the belt it came with for a wide, textured one. The croc-embossed cincher, with its glam gold hardware, would also look gorgeous with a dress.
Hats: awesome. Hat head: the opposite of awesome. That’s why we’re feeling structured black topper, which keeps her cozy without messing with her hair.
SUEDE KNEE-HIGH HEELS
These Rupert Sanderson beauties are exactly what we picture when we envision our dream pair of luxe fall footwear. The shape, the height, the color yes, we’re swooning. Gossip Girl character paired them with multicolored pants, but there aren’t many outfits they wouldn’t complement.
You may not have an occasion to wear a similar leather-and-chiffon gown with your architectural collar à la , but never fear – this statement necklace is a cinch to pair with more casual party outfits.
It’s the same shape as your favorite beach carryall, only in a fall-appropriate fabric and colors. Nab one like Molly Sims’s olive-and-black bag, which is roomy enough to bring to work, but chic enough to take out to dinner.
If fall had an official print, it would be plaid. makes her cozy scarf pop against an all-black ensemble, but you can go bold by coordinating your outfit to a color in the print.
Western boots are totally adorable, but tricky to pull off. Western booties, though, are a little less daunting. We love them as Camila McConaughey wore them – with leather and a trapeze dress – but they’ll work well with tights and a mini.
Nothing beats making a statement for less than a Benjamin. $88 Isharya “Pyramind Luxe is the perfect complement to her pretty black-and-gold dress, but we expect to see her wearing it again any day now with jeans and a tee.
Another topper that doesn’t induce dreaded hat head: Elizabeth Olsen’s wide-brimmed black one, which makes us think of Lauren Hutton in the ’70s. Conjure the era without going costume-y by keeping the rest of your outfit a little edgy.
These bombshell red-orange booties, seen on , just went to the top of our fall shopping list. They have as much impact as sexy heels but none of the discomfort (plus, they’ll keep you warm in winter).
This piece of bling is one of the hottest jewelry trends right now, and we particularly love Rachel Zoe’s take on the look. She rocks a thick, vintage-inspired version with bold details.
FUNKY BLACK BAG
A midsize black bag doesn’t have to be boring. Just check out design, which has handwoven details and dramatic bronze hardware to ensure it stands out in a sea of identical purses.
GOLD PLATFORM HEELS
This is what style pros mean when they say accessories can make or break a little black dress. Though America Ferrera’s outfit is pretty on its own, her Brian Atwood pumps take the look from cute to can’t-look-away.