Accessories are a fun component of your outfit, depending on the shape or colour it can change your look up completely. For example in summer you can throw on a straw fedora and look cool and casual, while in the fall you can wear a rust orange floppy hat and look chic. For the most part my outfits are pretty basic so often it’s my accessories that had some character and either dress up or dress down my look. Going from Summer to Fall there’s not too much that’s changing in the overall scheme of things, I’m still wearing a hat, comfy shoes and a bag pack, there just more suited to the fall weather. So here are the accessories I’m going to rock this fall.
Rust Orange Straight Brim Floppy Hat
I’ve had this hat tucked away for most of the spring and the summer. I bought it during a winter clearance sale at Forever 21. I loved the colour, the fit and the style and knew that I couldn’t walk past it. It’s a beautiful colour that embodies the mood for the season, there’s also leather looking material wrapped around the brim to add some extra detail. This is perfect for those days outside where you’ll be walking a lot but not doing vigorous exercise, maybe something like a lunch with friends downtown or a trip out to the farm to pick apples and ride wagons. It can work for semi-casual and casual settings.
Hunter Green Wide Brim Hat
You know I had to pick this up, this gorgeous deep green has been one of my favourite colours for the past couple years. With it’s rich green colour I think that this hat is more suited to semi-casual settings, it will definitely leave me feeling very chic and put together when I wear it out. Even though it’s green I see it as almost a neutral so I think it would play well with a range of different colours without feeling overdone or too much.
Burgundy Back Pack
Bag packs have been my go to bag for a while know, I can comfortably fit a good deal in them without doing my shoulders in. This larger bag is great for when I’m making trips to the library, it’s well made so will hold up under the weight of all my books.The burgundy colour is also very fall appropriate, though to be honest with you I wear this bag all year round. The quilted detail along with the gold hardware make it a bag that I could also wear in a semi-casual setting. The overall style of the bag makes it easy to carry off.
Taupe Bag Pack
This little guy, though it’s really not that small is great for daily errands, going to the store or the doctor. I can still fit quite a bit in the bag but am cautious of putting too much in it. I wouldn’t call this a fall colour, but I wear this bag more for practical purposes than to on trend colour wise. It’s a good bag that has served me well through the summer and will continue to do so through the fall. The one downside is that the bag is fabric so not water resistant or water proof, which means that I won’t be bringing this guy out on a rainy day.
These boots are great for dealing with the cooler weather that can often turn wet and windy. I despise having my feet get wet, so good water resistant boots are a must for me. They are also good on days when the air is a bit crisper and the wind a bit sharper. Along with being great to chomp through puddles they work equally well in leaves and other such things. ( I don’t tend to trek through the forest, though these boots could do that too). Depending how the wind blows these could be my everyday fall shoes.
Sherpa Lined Shoes
This shoes are comfy and are good at keeping my feet warm when the temperature drops a little. Add a pair of socks and they’re pretty good in dry cooler weather. They’re not fashion forward or anything but my aim is to keep my feet warm, I will most of the time sacrifice fashion for warmth. Me and the cold are not friends, so though I want to look fresh and chic, I don’t play games when it comes to wearing something that will keep me warm.
How could any fall look be complete without a scarf, it’s both functional and fashionable. I love to wear scarves in the cooler weather, like most people because they serve the dual purpose of keeping my neck and chest area warm whilst looking good at the same time. The scarf I’ve chosen this year has an overall neutral colour scheme with slashes of a bold deep navy blue, which I love. It is a bit light weight, but can be worn in a few different styles to maximize the potential warmth. I’ve also got my hunter green scarf from last year on deck in case I want to switch it up a bit.
So that’s it, these are the accessories I plan to reach for over and over again this fall season. I’m certain I’ll change it up and add in a few different pieces such as my maroon satchel bag or some knee high boots, which are always a good choice in the cooler fall weather.
What are your favourite accessories to wear during fall?