There’s no denying fall is officially here and with that comes fall accessories. Even towards the end of summer, Twitter is buzzing with fall trends and people are ecstatic to start wearing snuggly sweaters and drinking hot chocolate. I am no exception but soft scarves and trendy booties are more of my jam.
First up are essential boots. We need to cover those feet up and keep them warm but still fashionable. I picked up these on-trend velvet ankle boots from Call it Spring. I would never have reached for a purple shoe but wanted something that would pop and still be a neutral (if you know what I mean). The small block heel doesn’t compromise on comfort either. Velvet is a fabric that comes and goes every winter season so I’m likely to carry these purple ones into the colder months as well as next year. If you like the simple style with the added gold detailing on the heel, they do come in black.
Other fall boot trends include over-the-knee ones which I think look best with a skirt or dress showing a bit of leg. The sock boot of the 80s is going strong but I found my foot size not matching with the ankle width and the sock portion falling down (#fail). Anyone else feels my pain?
Blanket scarves are a must-have fall accessory and you can find numerous options on the high street. I love incorporating them with my headscarf style and still be warm. However, you can style them in so many ways. This colour-blocked scarf from H&M has a neutral colour palette of pinks, although a plaid print or solid colour would work well too. I love this one for all the beautiful tones when it’s knotted around the neck or thrown over the shoulder.
Some other cozy accessories are beanies or wide brim hats. Personally, I don’t like pairing those with a headscarf. Not to say you can’t because I’ve seen many people owning that look.
Lastly, a thick belt is necessary. I feel with fall layering, you can end up looking frumpy, especially since this season is all about oversized clothing. I’m seeing people wearing larger and bulkier sweaters with wide leg pants. It’s important to define the waistline so you don’t get lost in your clothes. This basic one will work well with other sweater colours as well.
This look is super easy going yet stylish. The winter weather, especially in Canada, can get quite depressing which can put a damper on your spirits so if you look good on the outside hopefully you feel better on the inside too.