Accessories: What to Buy Fall 2008

Fall fashion trends are great and all, but if your bank account is running a little thin these days (and seriously, whose isn’t?) picking up a few accessory updates and calling it good might just be the way to go. This season, of course, has it’s own accessory trends, but they’re ever so easy to get for less. Just keep reading:

The Cloche Hat
We’re totally thinking of making the cloche hat our signature piece—it gives that 20s vibe we’re loving right now without quite taking it to that fringed flapper dress level . . .

Felt Cloche with Bow, $12.80, Forever21

Cloche Hat in Jersey Knit, $20, Berkeley Hat.com

Bold Cuffs
Wrists will make a statement this fall with cuffs ranging from metallic to embellished black leather.

Wrapped Wire Cuff, $5.80, Forever21

Leather Cuff Bracelet, $20, Urban Outfitters

Textured/Colored Bags
Think mock-crock, python, quilting, and a roomy bag with a top handle. Black, metallic, or rich color. Sounds expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.

Botkier for Target Hobo Bag, Fuschia, $39.99

Botkier for Target Satchel, Gray Python, $39.99

Faux Croc Satchel, $29.80, Forever21

Ankle Boots
The ones you bought last year are totally fine (we love it when trends runneth over) but the new ones? They’re a little more daring . . . and quite frankly Newport News is all over this one.

Red Patent Ankle Boot, $39, Newport News

Platform Ankle Boot, $39, Newport News

The Standout Belt
This is our standard advice anyway—kick up the basics with a statement belt—and it’s completely on trend this fall to boot . . .

Bow Belt, $15, Twelve by Twelve