So, it’s time to say goodbye to summer for another year
On the upside, a new season is always a good excuse for a fresh wardrobe. I can’t wait to grab my girls and hit the malls – my favourite Saturday pastime!This fall we have lots of lush clothes to look forward to. Long luxurious coats,turtleneck tops and sweater dresses, are all trends you can expect to see. All these need perfect fit fashion accessories.
I was lucky enough to attend New York Fashion Week recently (check out my video here if you haven’t already). It was full of inspiration and I loved going backstage.
If there’s one thing I took from NYFW, it was the importance of
fashion accessories. A well-placed belt here, a stylish bag there, a power blazer to complete an outfit. I left feeling uplifted… and in need of a shopping overhaul! Here’s the thing, you don’t always need to replace your wardrobe if you can accessorize around what you have. If you’re on a tight budget, then why not invest in some of these essential add-ons:
Available now at Urban Outfitters, $44.
The Belt Bag; a Classic Fashion Accessories
Hello the 80’s called, it wants its belt bag back! For a total retro feel (we’re talking 90’s vintage y’all), check out this super shiny Champion bag. It’s all about the attention to detail; the sling style, the texture patchwork logo, a zip compartment and an adjustable strap. This works well with casual outfits, sneakers and jeans or a floaty maxi dress. Just don’t ask your mum, she’ll tell you they were very uncool first time around. La, la, la, not listening!
Over The Knee Boot; Stunning Cowgirl Look
It’s this season’s hot trend for trotting in! The firm heel coupled with the long black fabric make for a striking look. Pair with a super cute shift dress or shirt dress, for a simple but strong statement. My favorite look for fabulous nights out.
Available from Steve Madden, $129.95
If you’re feeling a retro vibe, you wouldn’t be wrong. Straight outta the 80s (again) this season is all about the power blazer. Don’t worry I got you covered, and without the shoulder pads this time.
I totally love this bright double-breasted blazer, as it oozes confidence and sass. The bright pop of colour livens up any outfit. LBD, – check, high-waist trousers with a crop top – check, jeans and a t-shirt – check. Basically, you need this in your life. Definitely a must have fashion accessories.
Available from Forever 21, $35
This fashion trend isn’t going anywhere. So, if you don’t own sliders, now’s the time. The perfect match for a lounging outfit, these deep ruby beauties go well with darker winter hues. Be brave and wear with socks for the cold darker nights.
Available from Pink, $36.95
Animal Print Belt
Three trends in one – a hip belt in the form of snake print and another leopard print. ASOS is owning the look at the moment and this collection of belts will see you through fall. Great with jeans, fabulous with scooped in shirts, these belts totally bring it. A very trendy fashion accessories.
In my opinion the best way to accessorize an outfit, is with a bold pair of
sunglasses. These red cat-eyes are perfect for day or evening, you’ll never look out of place with these bad boys! If you can’t afford designer versions that we’ve seen on the catwalks this season, then nab this more affordable version from the high street.
Available from Aldo for $16