Belle's Fall Five: Accessories
Aug 25, 2010
If you don’t have the funds to make over your closet each season (and really who does?), you can freshen your wardrobe with new jewelry, scarves, belts and bags.
I love metallic shoes, so why not a metallic bag? I greatly prefer this muted gold color to the brighter shinier metallics. If you’d like something a little less expensive, this Murval metallic tote is similar.
I own this belt, and I love it. Because it’s a men’s belt, it easily wraps around your waist multiple times. Also, the belt has aged beautifully developing a worn, vintagey appearance. Frankly, the belt goes with everything from a breezy cotton tunic dress to a silk blouse and pencil skirt.
Opera length gloves have long held and a special place in my heart, and I suppose I have Mad Men to thank for this Fall’s abundance of gloves. Be on the lookout for gloves with ruching, lace, button-details, and even sheer gloves this season. And while you can find gorgeous gloves like these in retail stores, your best bet for finding inexpensive gloves is vintage stores and Grandma’s closet.
I love when a high fashion trend trickles down to the masses. Paper chain necklaces and bracelets by Lanvin and others were huge last season, and they have finally crept down into my price point. This bracelet is simple, chic and subtly cool, it will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
Knee socks and thigh-highs are huge this Fall. Wear them with tall boots or ankle booties to give your pencil skirt or LBD a little boost. If the zig zag pattern isn’t for you, try a jewel tone, a neutral or a lace stocking.