We’ve explored the most wearable clothing trends for Fall Fashion 2015, but what about accessories?
Good question! Because accessories finish an ensemble and can pull together a look, and they’re one of the easiest ways to partake of a season’s trends without going overboard or over-budget.
So, from head to toe, here are some of the easiest-to-wear accessory trends for Fall 2015.
Not really a “hat person,” but like to keep warm in cold weather? Try a beret. It will keep your head warm, store easily, and make you look oh-so-chic. It’s why this French favorite has been popular for centuries.
|Chenille Beret||Kate Spade Beret||Textured Beret|
Hair Clips and Headbands
Hair clips and headbands fall in and out of fashion, and right now, they’re both back “in” in a big way. Wear a jeweled clip to add sparkle to your hair or a pretty headband to finish off your look. Just make sure they’re office-appropriate if you wear them to work.
|Jeweled Headband||Laurel Headband||Thunderbird Clip|
Big earrings are big right now, whether a single earring, a pair of earrings, or an earring cuff. Wear whatever suits your fancy – just remember that at work, the focus needs to be on you and not your earrings.
|Bee Earring||Coin Earrings||Cuff Earring|
Scarves continue to be a favorite this year, because they’re one of the easiest ways to spice up an outfit. If you want to add a little zip to “the same old, same old,” try a scarf.
|Silk Scarf||Knit Scarf||Pocket Scarf|
Taking a page out of the 1940s, brooches are back in a big way in 2015. They’re fun and eye-catching and almost always a conversation-starter. They’re also a great way to add sparkle to sweaters and tops. Just remember to keep the size of the brooch in proportion to your body size, and to place them between the shoulder and the bustline.
|Art Decco Brooch||Flamingo Brooch||Wreath Brooch|
Wide belts are hot, hot, hot this year. Try them if you have a trim waist and a long torso, which is the best canvas for these pieces. Don’t have either? Skip this trend – there are plenty of others to choose from.
|McQueen Belt||Leather Belt||Twill Belt|
For centuries, no well bred woman was considered well dressed without gloves, because touching others skin-to-skin – as in a handshake or hand-kiss – was considered too intimate for a “proper” lady. Gloves fell out of fashion in the late 1960s and have been rarely seen since except in cold weather or in high society. Until now. Gloves were all over the fall runways and for many, they were a sight for sore eyes. Because not only do gloves keep your hands warm in cold weather, they also offer a stylish barrier from all the cold and flu germs that linger on things you touch every day, like door knobs, elevator buttons, and grocery cart handles. Chic and healthy is very fashionable.
|McQueen Gloves||Button Gloves||Ralph Lauren Gloves|
You’ll find big, oversized bags everywhere this season, mostly because you have so much stuff to carry in cold weather, like hats, gloves, and occasionally, a change of shoes (for when you wear snow boots in transit). Big bags are great for all that, but you have to remember one thing: keep the size of the bag in proportion to your body size. So if you’re tall, carry a bigger bag; if you’re petite, go smaller.
|Valextra Tote||Drawstring Bucket Bag||Suede Bag|
Did you know? The hottest, most pre-ordered bag of the season was Thom Browne’s whale tote.
|The “It” bag of the season:
Thom Browne’s Whale Tote
|The Whale Tote
Shown on the runway with whale coat
After one too many fashionistas scoffed at hosiery but then shivered in the cold, they started looking for other ways to cover up in cold weather. Tights fit the bill nicely. This year, patterned tights are all the rage again, just like they were back in the early 90s.
|Fogal Tights||Patterned Tights||Patterned Tights|
You’ll find kitten heels, stacked heels, statement shoes, and velvet shoes in stores this fall, but save the last two for after hours. You want to focus attention on your face, not your feet in business, and velvet is traditionally a party fabric – that does NOT do well in rain or snow.
|Kitten Heels||Statement Shoes||Velvet Shoes|
So…lots of great accessories to choose from this fall. As always, spend the most on your wardrobe staples and go cheap on trends. It’s the best way to get the most for your money.