There are many things that come to mind when you think about the fall season… delicious pumpkin recipes, decorative gourds spread throughout the house, the scent of cinnamon filling the air, and all of the fun fall activities you can do around the city are a few of my personal favorites.
But another thing that gets me really excited at this time of year is switching out all my summer wardrobe essentials to reflect the change in season. Out with the old, in with the new! The great thing is that you don’t have to go out and break the bank to keep up with the latest trends—all you need is a few stylish accessories that can make any outfit shine.
Not sure where to start? We have you covered! Here are suggestions for four items you can use to accessorize your fall attire so you can look great all season long.
- Beanies Are Your New BFF
It’s time to say goodbye to all those wide-brimmed hats that have been shielding your delicate complexion from the sun all summer long. As the weather begins to cool down, you’ll need a (cute!) way to stay warm, and beanies are one of the best ways to do so.
There are endless varieties to choose from, which gives you the ability to express your originality in full stride. Make a splash with a bright beanie adorned with poms at the cap, or keep it demure by wearing one made from loose knit material in earthy tones. It’s an awesome accessory to stalk up on because you can wear them in rotation with all your fall wardrobe staples to make them look like a new ensemble each and every time!
- Say It with a Statement Necklace
Speaking of wardrobe staples, if there’s one thing I’ll be living in all season, it’s my collection of cozy sweaters. Now, some people think that you can’t look trendy while wearing comfortable clothes, but that’s just not true. From layering to leg warmers, there are endless ways to look and feel great at the same time.
If you’re coming up short on ideas, try picking out a few statement necklaces that are guaranteed to elevate any ensemble. You know the type: big, bold, and immediately attention-grabbing. These pieces of jewelry are always super unique and it’s not often you’ll come across the same one twice, meaning you can really show off your unique sense of style.
Whether you need an outfit upgrade for the office, or you just want to appear a bit more polished and professional before heading out to run some errands, this is the accessory for the job. Trust me, no one will think you’ve been lazily lounging around (just remember to regularly wash your sweaters with fragrant laundry detergent to keep everyone fooled!).
- Wear Socks with Frills to Ward off the Fall Chills
Love it or hate it, colder weather is on its way—meaning no more ankles, toe rings, or bedazzled sandals. But that doesn’t mean your footwear flair has to come to and end! You just need to switch up the strategy by going with stylish socks instead.
If you’re looking for a timeless classic you can wear every year, then opt for those with delicate lace frills. The dainty details accentuate your feminine side, and you can find varieties in every height size. Pair cute knee-high stockings with tall boots and a skirt for a flirty aesthetic that’s perfect for fall, or match some lacey ankle socks with leather loafers to put a softer touch on an edgy ensemble.
- Grab a Bag for Moms’ Night Out
Summer was all about totes that are big enough to carry the kitchen sink, but now it’s time to downsize to an autumnal clutch bag that can hold your essentials for the season. You only need enough space for your phone, keys, and wallet, along with some moisturizing hand cream and lip balm to stay hydrated in the dry, frigid air that will be here before we know it. You might be surprised by how much lighter your purse feels when carrying a clutch that makes you keep it to the minimum.
What are you most excited for this season? Less me know in the comments below!