The arrival of autumn ushers in cooler days, crisp nights, and fabulous fall fashion. Transitioning to fall can be a lot of fun. But with so many looks, layers, and textures in play, it’s easy to overspend when updating your wardrobe. One smart solution is to invest in a few on-trend accessories first. Style them with staples you love from last year. See where you stand. Then consider additional purchases. It’s a smart and simple way to stretch your wardrobe budget.
Boots – If you’re going to treat yourself to a new pair of boots this season, consider going red. Sure, it’s a bold choice. But red boots were absolutely everywhere on the AW runways which means a range of chic styles are in stores, or on their way. Keep things simple by pairing your new red boots with a neutral piece, like your favorite black dress or khaki jumpsuit. But don’t be afraid to go all red. It’s definitely the color of the season.
Hats – Hats, in all shapes and sizes, are back like never before. In fact, they’re being touted as the accessory of the season. It’s almost impossible to go wrong. But if you want to make sure you’re up to the minute, lean towards a topper with retro styling. Choose a bucket hat or brimmed cap constructed from vintage-inspired material. Wear it with menswear, dresses, or jeans and T-shirts, and you’ll add instant chic to your look.
Tights – Brightly colored, solid, opaque tights have been making a splash paired with everything from perfectly matching to wildly contrasting pieces. In other words, feel free to grab a handful of colorful tights and mix and match them with anything you like. Another, option is to layer a pair of black tights with a summer dress and light sweater to create a hip, transitional summer-to-fall outfit. Just make sure that the tights you choose are absolutely opaque.