Banish boring, basic bags and cast aside lackluster baubles; ‘tis the season for the heavy hand of embellishment. Designers across the globe abandoned their penchant for minimalism to embrace embroidery, lush skins, fuzzy soles, and even a few crystals this autumn.
Occasionally, that attention to detail is subtle, like Altuzarra’s inaugural handbag collection, where each purse includes a garnish of braided leather, a cluster swinging fringe, or both at once. Raf Simons ornamented an outlandish pair of raspberry patent leather knee-high boots with a translucent heel and even Michael Kors spruced up a straightforward fox fur muffler with a zing of teal.
So whether one has a personal fall fashion goal of capturing a certain someone’s eye or just being well heeled, this is a prime opportunity to layer on the adornments. And when in doubt, add on just one more sparkling piece. After all, it is not often that one can state with certainty that more is more.