Accessories Roundup: Menswear, Mixed Patterns and Classics with a Twist

By Kirsten Stamn, Style Editor

With the weather getting increasingly colder, the fashion game is changing. More layers means more room for creativity, letting you play with textures, colors, and materials. And that means that accessories are crucial. Here are three of our favorite fall trends, with pieces that will take you from this season to the next.

MENSWEAR 
Wool Fedora: This classic hat has the perfect brim (not too wide, but just enough to appear nonchalant) and will lend any outfit a proper dose of attitude. Try pairing with a bright coat, skinny pants, and ankle boots.

Thick-framed glasses: This classic nerd style may verge into hipster territory, but if you style it right you will get a quirky and classic look. You can opt for the classic black style, but if you’re looking to mix it up a bit try the tortoise shell rims. Pair with a trench coat over a classic black pencil skirt and patterned tights (complete with a swipe of red lipstick) and you’ll be getting compliments left and right.

Classic leather belt: A wide leather belt like this is absolutely essential for any wardrobe. Rich leather and a beautiful brass buckle can do double duty not only to cinch in your waist for a dress or skirt, but also keep your trousers up. Wear with anything; it’ll look especially great with a short, flared skirt and chambray shirt.

MIXED PATTERNS
Feathered cloche: This hat shape is reminiscent of the ‘20s, so bring back the flapper style with this feathered beauty. Providing texture, color, and interest, you’ll be sure to stand out – in the best way possible – with this topper. Keep it modern with dark jeans and colorful ballet flats, paired with a classic blouse.

Patterned Circle Scarf: The circle scarf is one of my personal favorites and this one is especially great not only for its beautiful patterns, but also because it’ll transition into any season. Wear with lots of layers for a luxe look; pile on over a sweater and peacoat and be sure to wear big sunglasses and a confident attitude.

Patterned tights: Tights are an integral part of any winter wardrobe and these are great for adding visual interest to any outfit. Wear with an all-black outfit to make your stems shine, or play up the colors with beautiful fall tones like rust and olive. Either way, you can’t lose.

CLASSICS WITH A TWIST
Turban headband: This adorable knit headband will keep your ears warm and also lend a dose of attitude to any outfit. Much chicer than ear warmers, no?

Structured bag: Handbags are extremely important in the winter and, for some reasons, I always pull out more structured pieces during the cold months. This bag is great because of its versatility: bright colors, a long strap so you can wear it messenger-style, and beautiful hardware for visual interest.

Faux Fur Scarf: This will not only keep your neck warm, but also make any look luxe. Pair with a structured military-style jacket and sturdy equestrian boots for a rich feel.

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