Autumn Accessories

Hunting Down Your Necessaries for Fall

Fall is the time for transition, isn’t it? While the summer was for stepping out and radiating, autumn beckons us to begin to look inward, remember what moves us, and remember all the things that we have to be grateful for. When it comes to your attire, because the weather is cooling down, there are some additions to your day-to-day that’ll be necessary to keep you warm. It’s not just about a jacket, which obviously is important. When it gets chilly out, you’ll want some hat, gloves, and scarf options, as well as a great bag or two to go with them.

HATS

In many ways, Western fashion has lost a lot of its devotion to hats. Thankfully, in the last few years, hats have made a glamorous comeback. Zara’s Nautical Stripe Newsboy Cap will have you channeling your inner Newsie. The name might make you think otherwise, but it’s actually a solid black piece that is all done up in soft corduroy.

Anthropoligie’s Bonnie Beret is an elegant lid for a day around town. Available in five gorgeous colors–cream, light blue, red, gray, and black–it’s posh, soft, and cuddly. Imagine making your way through the West Village on a Sunday afternoon, sipping on a steaming pumpkin spiced latte, rocking one of these!

Zara Nautical Stripe Newsboy Cap, $22.90

SCARVES

What would autumn be without the fun of wrapping up in an endless cascade of gorgeous scarves? Layering pieces is one of the boons of colder weather. Not only a functional piece to keep your neck protected from the biting air, they add dimension, color and texture to your look. Johnny Was Palisade Scarf features a vibrant and deep china blue printed deer atop a sheen silk backdrop. Tassels accent each corner and provide contrast to drape across you this fall.

If you’re looking for something with more of a spectacle, Diane Von Furstenberg’s Faux Fur Shawl is just the thing for you. DVF is notorious for beautiful, cutting-edge pieces and this one is no exception. Lined in silk on the inside, it sits majestically over the shoulders. While the chocolatey Wellington portion would be posh enough, the adjacent length is dyed in a rich turquoise, giving you a bright pop of color.

Diane Von Furstenberg Faux Fur Shawl, $798

BAGS

Form and function can happily coexist, as they’re a fabulous opportunity to express your personality. We can’t discuss bags without mentioning Coach, which has collaborated with superstar Selena Gomez to unveil a line of chic bags for the coming season. The Selena Grace Bag in Colorblock Mixed Leathers in black is unbelievably metro, built with refined calf leather and suede. An adorable heart charm hangs from a small chain around the handles, along with the mantra “love yourself first” inscribed in Grace’s own handwriting. There’s even a storypatch sewn inside, displaying a buoyantly empowering personal message: “To be you is to be strong.”

Alternatively, have a look at Mulberry’s Amberley Purse in a sexy and decadent burgundy croc print. Drawing inspiration from items seen in the English countryside, this satchel is imbued with touches of luxe equestrian style. Named for the street in London’s Maida Vale, this wonder bag can be worn several ways and suits a wide variety of occasions.


Mulberry Amberley Purse, $1,295