Updating your style to stay amid the season’s latest trends can be overwhelming, which is why focusing on sprucing up your accessory game is a great way to subtly test drive a new look before fully committing. To share fall’s top accessory trends, we tapped Elissa Velluto, a veteran fashion editor (formerly at Vanity Fair and Glamour) and brand consultant based in New York City. Ahead, she’s breaking down the hottest ways to freshen your everyday style through jewelry, sunglasses, and shoe trends. Whether you’re up to try each or looking to shop one key vibe to lean in on, we’re sure you’ll find something that catches your eye. Get ready to stock your shopping cart below.
“Jewelry this season is all about the heavy link chains—from necklaces to bracelets and even earrings. On the runway, major gold and silver necklaces were styled with feminine dresses and thin knits, giving an unexpected edge to an otherwise ladylike look.”
“There is no hiding your side-eye with this season’s best sunglasses. The best frames are ones that allow your expression to peek through, which is both mysterious and sexy. To take this trend to the next level, try matching your lens color to the rest of your look to create a full monochrome moment. Instantly chic.”
“You need to make room in your closet for the slouchy boot moment immediately. With infinite ways to style it (over skinny jeans a la Celine or with sheer tights like Saint Laurent), this boot trend is surprisingly versatile. For a work-appropriate styling hack, pair your boots with a tea-length dress and wait for the compliments to roll in.”
“Forget everything you were taught about pink: pink is the new power color. This shade is not for the faint of heart, but there are ways to start slow with this trend. Pop on earrings in this hue to bring brightness to your face or pair the sandals with a neutral trouser. Trust us when we say, you won’t regret this investment.”
“Possibly the most flattering trend of the fall season is the wide waist belt. Updated versions of the classic belt shape keep this trend super modern while creating curves in all the right places. These belts are definitely not borrowed from the boys.”
“This clutch not only holds your iPhone, it holds your whole life: introducing the oversized day clutch. Invest in a style that is voluminous and boasts gorgeous texture to take this trend to the max. No more fussing with crossbody straps—it’s all about the underarm candy.”
“Nothing says the ’90s like a pair of lug sole combat boots. We are so excited this trend is making a major comeback, but this time with an array of unexpected twists. Think: major heels, bright red, and multi-buckle styles. The other pro? These styles will carry you through whatever weather winter will throw at you.”