Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Counting Down the Top 10 Fall Must-Haves

Thanks to TLC and their wonderful fashion makeover show "What Not To Wear" (if your a fashion-fan and you've never see the show, you must watch it!), today's post is a list of the top 10 fall accessories this year.
  1. FUR--If you paid any attention to the fashion shows recently, you'll already be ahead on this one. Fur is back and bigger than ever. Of course, if you're opposed to animal cruelty or just don't want to empty your wallet for one fur-trimmed piece, you can go faux. This year, you'll see it everywhere from handbags to boots and even jewelry. (pssst...skins are in too--anything from croc to mock).
  2. PEARLS--You either love 'em or you hate 'em. I personally love them, maybe because I'm such a girly-girl but I think they add a touch of elegance to even the simplest outfit. To modernize your strands, look for styles that include edgy chains and have multiple layers. Different colors are great, too. 
  3. 60's WEAR--The popularity of the Mad Men series is only increasing, so if you're into the full-skirt and fitted shirt look, don't forget to accessorize them with elegant clutches, kitten heels and elbow-length gloves.
  4.  BROWN LEATHER BELT--Sounds simple enough, right? This year, skip the cinched high-waisted versions for ones that drape loosely around your waist. Embellishments are still in, but look for more simple styles, like the classic woven belt. It'll look great over anything, but especially flowy, boho-type tops.
  5. LEOPARD PRINT--Again with the animal obsession this year! With this trend, a little goes a long way, so it's best to wear your leopard as a handbag or maybe a pair of chic booties.
  6. CROSS-BODY BAGS--One good thing about these purses: they're easier to carry around than, say, a giant Coach handbag. But if you still need space for all your goods, invest in a larger messenger-style bag. Your back will thank you.
  7. KNEE-HIGH SOCKS--If you haven't noticed in some of my recent posts, I've been getting really interested in knee-high socks. I'm still a little apprehensive about wearing them, but on the plus side, they look great with just about anything.
  8. LOAFERS--These are just one type of shoe to pair with the above socks. Skip the dorky styles your mom used to wear in middle school and try something new...like maybe a studded platform loafer?
  9. CAMEL--This is a great alternative neutral when you tire of black. Of course, it's a great color on the classic trench, but why not take the trend further by wearing the caramelly shade on shoes, handbags, scarves and even pants.
  10. LACE-UP BOOTS--Aaah, yes, it's almost boot season again but this time, look for ones that lace up. They don't have to look like those scuffed-up black military boots that "tough" girls wear. Try low-heeled, fur-lined or pointy-toed varieties.
There you have it--the top 10 accessories this season. Don't be afraid to try something new and branch out with one of these trends...or all of them! 

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