The time has come. The season of leather jackets, pumpkin spice lattes, crunching leaves, and infinity scarves are officially upon us! If you’re like many women, you have been preparing for months, mentally cataloguing your fall fashion pieces and establishing the gaps to be filled in your wardrobe.

But, if you have not yet obsessively analyzed this season’s trends, don’t fret.  Below is a list of the top 10 accessories that every woman needs in her autumn wardrobe this year.



With plenty of styles to suit every outfit, your favourite fall accessory is back with a vengeance: scarves. Oversized versions are hot this year and, best of all, they can double as a shawl to provide a soft, comfortable add-on to your ensemble.


Fur Handbags or Purse Charms


If you haven’t adopted a fur ball handbag charm as your newest pet, you’re seriously missing out. Cute, fun, and inexpensive, a faux fur ball charm will transform a tired bag and transition it into the next season. Additionally, handbags entirely constructed out of faux fur will be incredibly popular for the holiday season.


Vintage Inspired Pieces


Victorian-inspired designs have been dominating the runway recently. Embrace your local op-shops and spend a Saturday searching for a truly unique piece. A vintage shawl will amp up a basic outfit. Pair it with a black turtle neck, highwaisted skirt, and your favourite leather boots for an added edge.




Tying into the previous trend, embroidered accessories recall a different era. Colourful, textured, and easily found at your local vintage shop, an embroidered jacket or handbag will add a quirky element to your outfit.


Velvet Touch


A must-have for the holiday season, a velvet accent (pumps, handbags, and jackets) will inject an air of luxury into your evening attire. Make your velvet accent the focal point of your ensemble. A pair of oxblood velvet pumps will take your favourite little black dress to the next level.


Hiking Boot


Tough enough to take on anything the universe drops in your path, the hiking boot is this season’s key shoe shape. Comfortable, practical, and just a little bit edgy, a good leather hiking boot will definitely be a staple for fall 2016.


Brooches and Layered Jewellery


Reach for jewel-toned pieces that are easily stacked or paired with something else. Don’t be afraid to mix metals and textures! Consider creating a cluster of brooches on a basic blazer. Once again, visit your local vintage shop to find a few one-of-a-kind pins and brooches to add to your jacket.


Burgundy Blush


A light hand is required when applying a dark blush; however, when used correctly, a deep blusher provides a beautiful flush that brightens the face. Pair your burgundy blush with scaled-back eye makeup and a Bordeaux lip stain for a fresh autumnal look.


Deep Glossy Lips


Paired with bare lids and full lashes, a deep glossy lip is an updated take on the traditional vampy fall look. Dark purple, burgundy, brown, and even black (for those of you adventurous enough to embrace a gothic look) lipstick will make you feel confident and edgy. Swipe a clear gloss on top for a high-fashion look.


Retro Hair Scarves


Hair accessories are making a comeback! Again, drawing inspiration from decades past, a hair scarf paired with sleek, glossy strands will add visual interest to your outfit while recalling a retro aesthetic.

Written by Sydney Van Kerrebroeck

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