It can be assumed that a sturdy boot and structured handbag are necessary for a stylish fall wardrobe; however, the fall 2015 runways gave us a bit more expressive latitude to not take the change of seasons so seriously. By reviving old trends with an updated dose of glitz, glamour and graphics, your traditional opaque boots are updated with embellished prints, while scarves just seem so passé.
There’s no guesswork for what you should be wearing this season; we did the work for you, analyzing the fall runways to uncover the top accessories trends for fall 2015. Ahead, the five major accessories trends to take note of, followed by examples of the crème de la crème designer accessories for each category.
Take a cue and start shopping.
1. Graphic Boots
From the runways to editorial spreads, these graphic boots are officially fall’s most photographed pairs. From L to R: Burberry Prorsum, appliquéd suede over-the-knee boots ($2,295), available at net-a-porter.com; Valentino floral-print leather booties ($1,495), available at saksfifthavenue.com.
2. The Coveted IT bags
Turn to Mansur Gavriel’s two new styles for fall – the saddle bag and carry-all satchel – that are sure to be as big of a hit as its now iconic bucket bag. Available at mansurgavriel.com.
Gucci’s Dionysus small coated canvas and suede shoulder bag ($2,100) has been on every editor’s fall wish list. Available at net-a-porter.com.
3. Comeback Accessories
No longer limited to your grandmother’s closet, the stole made multiple appearances on the fall runways; here at Jason Wu (L) and Prabal Gurung (R).
The decorative brooch made a comeback on the fall runways, especially oversized and embellished. See Prada (L) and Fausto Puglisi (R).
4. Crystallized Heels
Add some sparkle to your step during an evening out with Rochas’s crystal-embellished satin platform pumps ($1,595, available at netaporter.com) or Dolce & Gabbana’s crystal-embellished suede ankle boots ($1,545, also available at net-a-porter.com).
5. Statement Earrings
Make a statement – we’re all ears. Try Isabel Marant’s gold-plated horn and bone earrings on for size ($320, available at net-a-porter.com). Take inspiration from the runway: @ Miu Miu, middle, and Givenchy, far right.