10 Gilded Accessories to Spruce Up Any Fall Wardrobe

Opt for outlandish pieces this fall, covered in crystals or smothered in embroidery.

The Fall must-have accessories
Tibi Weston Slingback Loafers in Black Shearling, $425, Tibi.com (Photo: Courtesy)
Salvatore Ferragamo crocodile, python and suede envelope handbag, $15,000, Salvatore Ferragamo, 655 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022, 212-759-3822 (Photo: Courtesy)
Prada Inside Bag, $35,500, Prada Broadway, 575 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10012, 212-334-888 (Photo: Courtesy)
Ports 1961 White Leather Bow Sneakers, $625, Ports1961.com (Photo: Courtesy)
Oscar de la Renta Jade asymmetrical crystal C earring, $395, BergdorfGoodman.com (Photo: Courtesy)
Altuzarra, Ghianda Knot Large Hobo, $2,695, Barneys.com (Photo: Courtesy)
Dior Crystal Boots Stretch Patent Calfskin, $2,400, Dior, 21 East 57th St, New York, N.Y. 10022, 212-931-2954 (Photo: Courtesy)
Lanvin Embroidered Organza and Leather Gloves, $985, Net-A-Porter.com (Photo: Net-A-Porter)
Marni Double Pendant Leather and Resin Necklace, $495, Marni, 161 Mercer Street, New York, N.Y. 212-343-3912 (Photo: Courtesy)
Michael Kors Collection Peacock Fox Muffler, $2,995, MichaelKors.com (Photo: Courtesy)

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.


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