While the summer might be in full swing, it’s never too early to start thinking about what you’ll be wearing this fall. Fall is a time when the temperatures fall, the leaves on the trees go shades of orange, red and purple, and the first frosts arrive. The weather cools, and the Atlantic current whips up a gentle sea breeze for those of you who live on the coast. It’s another season, an opportunity to show off your style and mix things up a bit.
Your wardrobe needs have to change. But it’s not all about practicality — although that’s a big part of it — it’s about style too. What looks good in the fall? How can you accessorize your outfits to chime with the changes in the weather? Summer can linger on into September and October, but by the end of those short eight weeks, the world looks very different, and so too should your wardrobe. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can accessorize this fall.
Grab A Big, Cozy Infinity Scarf
At the end of the summer, many people don’t want to immediate ditch their crop tops and leggings for warmer, less booty-flattering items of clothing. Going from summer hotpants to thick trench coat isn’t ideal. It’s nice, therefore, to use a half-way house, like an oversized-infinity scarf to resist the pull of winter for as long as possible.
Infinity scarfs – those tied in a closed loop – are one of the best statement pieces you can buy. Pairing one of these scarves with a t-shirt and chinos can be a great way to create a warm and stylish fall look, without having to jump directly to coats and thick, woolly jumpers. Perfect for a clear, bright day, don’t miss out on the opportunity to add this particular item to your wardrobe while it’s cheap.
Don Your Big, Floppy Hat
Will floppy hats make an appearance this fall? The answer is undoubtedly a firm “yes.” While hats have been mostly absent from fall fashion parades recently, 2019 could be a come-back year.
Large, floppy hats work well with practically any fall outfit but go exceptionally well with skinny jeans and thick, woolly sweaters. Floppy hats are a reminder that summer isn’t entirely gone and we’re not in winter yet. They’re a great way to keep your look fresh, even edgy, on a chilly fall day as the leaves fall off the trees.
Show Off Your Layers
Okay, strictly speaking, layering isn’t a form of accessorizing, but it can give your outfit an effect if you do it right. Layering isn’t just about wearing as many items of clothing on top of one another as you can to keep warm; it’s about finding ways to use layers that are both stylish and flattering. Pairing a simple white t-shirt with a traditional cotton sweater is a great way to add exciting elements to your outfit.
If you’re the sort of person who loves to mix and match clothes, then the fall is the perfect time of the year to experiment. Finally, you can pair that cardigan with those shoes that’s been kicking around in your closet for months without having to worry about whether they go together well or not.
Pair An Animal-Printed Scarf With Another Pattern
The style gurus on Joyfully Styled say that you can wear up to two patterns in any outfit. More than that and your look becomes too confusing for the eye. Animal-printed scarves are all the rage this season, with manufacturers celebrated various prints. Why not combine your animal-printed scarf with a striped top and plain jeans and jacket. The overall combination is unusual, warm enough to wear in the autumn, and not too busy to confuse the eye.
Choose Cardigans With Bright Prints
Cardigans aren’t always the brightest item of clothing that people wear, but that has nothing to do with cardigans themselves — it’s more the expectations that we have on them. Just because the weather is getting cooler, however, doesn’t mean that you have to turn your back on bright colors and stick with the boring stuff. That’s not how it works.
Many fashion retailers now sell brightly-printed cardigans for a pop that’s unusual and exciting. The great thing about cardigans like these is that you can wrap them around you, no matter your size, making them the perfect plus-size option for the fall months. Just as a side note, too: nothing quite compares to the coziness of a big cardigan. You can wrap it around your entire body and get the sensation you’re being hugged, no matter where you go.
Combine Your UGG Boots With Leg Warmers
There will be days this fall when you’ll wish you’d put on an expedition suit in the morning to cope with the cold. Temperatures in some parts of the country can fall below zero as early as October. With that said, there’s a way that you can fight back: combine your UGG boots with leg warmers. If you don’t think that leg warmers are a stylish item, then think again. The thick cotton or wool pairs perfectly with jeans and provides the ideal bridge to your UGG boots. Leg warmers let everyone know that the cold weather has officially arrived and that you’re ready for it. It’s also a feminine addition to any outfit if that’s what you’re going for. If not, then keeping you warm and comfortable all day long should be enough of a reason.
Add Color To Your Collar And Sleeves
Adding color to your collar and sleeves is another great way to hang on to bright colors as we move from summer to fall. And doing it is surprisingly easy: all you need are excellent layers. Try something like this: Choose a plain cardigan in a neutral tone: grey, light grey, black, and then pair it with a bright long-sleeved polo or t-shirt. Pull the sleeves of the t-shirt until they pop out of the end of the sleeves of your cardigan, and then fold them back over to create cuffs. Add a few bangles and bracelets to your wrists, fold the collar over and voila! The bright undertones should remind of the summer, even if you’re upset that it’s now firmly in the rearview mirror.
Stock Up On Ankle Boots
The fall is the perfect time of year for ankle boots. It’s not too cold or too warm for this particular kind of footwear – but just right. The most popular types of ankle boots in the autumn months are velvet and black combat boots, but you can go with practically any variety you like. Heck, if the weather is warm enough, you could even continue with pumps. We always love the stylish and sturdy choices from CATFootwear.com.
Up Your Lip Balm Game
If you’re like most people, your lips can suffer during the fall. The cold weather has a nasty habit of drying them out, leaving them feeling parched. The good news is that there are now a selection of incredible balms on the market designed to keep your duck lips moist and supple – perfect for social media if you’re into that kind of thing.
Sport Your Vintage Bag
A few years ago, vintage came back into fashion in a powerful way. Vintage bags today have a kind of timeless appeal, making them a must-have on practically any occasion. The trick to choosing an old bag isn’t to go with the one carried by the model in the magazine, but the one that feels comfortable for you. We all have different bag needs, and one person’s bag shouldn’t necessarily look like another’s.
Vintage bags are going to be big this fall. What’s more, you can stock up on them to your heart’s content! The whole appeal of vintage bags is that they never go out of fashion. If you can’t afford to buy a bag outright, but still want something that looks great at an event, then you can hire one from the many vendors who do luxury bag rental.
Wear Chunky Jewelry On Your Fingers And Ears
If you’re the kind of person who wants to push fashion boundaries this fall, then chunky jewelry is undoubtedly one way to do it. Chunky jewelry is either something you love, or you hate. If you love it, then loading up on over-sized rings and bracelets could be just what you need to spice up your look and grab attention in the run-up to winter. Jewelry isn’t necessarily something you should wear more of in the fall months, but if you are planning on changing your style, then now might be the time to do it.
Go out and be a true stylista this fall!
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