As fall gets closer and the weather gets colder, it becomes time to transition out of the tank tops and cut off shorts of summer fashion and into the jeans and sweaters of fall fashion. But your outfits don’t have to become less fashionable as the weather gets colder.
One great way to make sure your fall looks are as fashionable as ever is to accessorize. Between the opportunities for layering and the gorgeous color pallets you have at your disposal, it’s super easy to accessorize with fall fashion.
Here are 10 ideas for accessories to work into your fall outfits this year!
1. Jackets and Coats
The chilly fall weather gives you the perfect opportunity to play with layers in your outfits. Jackets and coats can make great additions to a lot of your fall outfits.
A black leather jacket can pair nicely with just about any casual outfit. Denim jackets can look cute with a graphic tee and pair of jeans (if you’re into a denim on denim look) or a pair of leggings. If you’re looking to add some layers to a more business casual outfit, try a fashionable long coat or a blazer.
Scarves are a great way to accessorize your fall outfits. Fall outfits are meant to be cozy, and adding a scarf can make any outfit cozier.
Try adding a scarf to a tank top, cardigan, and jeans outfit. A scarf with a long sleeve dress, tight, and boots would make a perfect outfit if you’re looking for a dressier every day outfit.
If you have lots of things to carry in your day to day life, then a tote is the perfect fall accessory for you. A tote in a fun fall pattern or color can make a stylish and practical accessory for your fall outfits.
Carry a tote as a compliment for your fall business casual looks. A tote can be perfect for carrying your everyday items that you’d need for a job, internship, or classes, like your laptop or textbooks. It gives you more freedom to hold all of your personal items than something like a small purse would, making it perfect if you’re constantly on the go.
4. Bold Statement Earrings
Nothing brings an outfit together quite like a pair of eye catching statement earrings. The right pair of earrings can really bring your fall looks to the next level.
Try a pair of intricate dangle earrings to make a business casual outfit look more formal. Or, if you’re looking to add some bold earrings to a casual outfit, go for a pair of fun, unique earrings.
There are plenty of options for unique earrings if you’re looking for something out-of-the-box, like object earrings. Online stores like Etsy are great for this. You can find mini Uno card earrings, Rubik’s cube earrings, or even earrings that feature little goldfish in plastic bags. The options are endless, and they can make great conversation starters.
Headbands make great accessories for all of your fall hairstyles. They’re both practical and stylish, as they can add a pop of color to your outfits while also helping you keep your hair out of your face.
There are a ton of hairstyles you can do using headbands. And these hairstyles can work with almost any outfit– from casual to dressy and everything in between.
6. Chunky Belts
Chunky belts are a fall fashion necessity. A chunky belt can do wonders when paired with a solid colored long sleeve swing dress. Belts in warm colors, like chestnut brown, are great choices for working into fall outfits.
Swing dresses tend to be on the baggier side, so adding a chunky belt will cinch your waist and make the dress look more form fitting. If you’re looking for something a little more casual, try wearing a chunky belt with a pair of jeans and a nice sweater.
If you’re looking to stay warm while wearing dresses or skirts this fall, then tights are a must. A plain, solid black pair of tights will go well with almost any outfit.
Or, if you’re looking something a little different, try some colored tights or some patterned tights. Dressier outfits like these pair nicely with hairstyles like side braids or high buns. Finish off the look with a pair of knee high boots or a pair of comfortable flats and you’ll be ready to go in no time.
Beanies can keep your head warm while also serving as an adorable fall fashion accessory. A beanie in a solid neutral color, like black, white, or gray, is something to consider having in your fall wardrobe because it can be worked into a variety of fall outfits.
The key to matching your beanie to your outfit is your hairstyle. If your outfit is on the dressier side, try a brushed out straight-down hairstyle or a single side braid. A low messy bun or a pair of pig tail braids would work well with a casual outfit and a beanie.
Rings are a great jewelry option to accessorize with. It’s easy to get a lot of rings for not a lot of money, especially if you buy packs of them from stores like Forever 21.
Some subtle gold or silver colored rings can add a nice err of sophistication to any of your fall outfits. Jewelry works best with outfits that are on the dressier side, like a swing dress or a business casual outfit.
Scrunchies are perfect accessories for any time of year, including the fall. Keep a fall colored or neutral colored scrunchie on your wrist as an accessory that’s both cute and practical.
Or, use the srunchie for a fashionable and easy high pony tail that’s perfect for all of your casual fall outfits. It’s a practical accessory that can also add a pop of color to any fall look.