The first day of autumn is quickly approaching! The air feels crisper, the temperature is cooling off, and Starbucks is once again serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes—fall is coming in, full swing.
September 22nd marks the official start of autumn, and if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to show off your fall fashion! The changing of seasons is the best excuse to revitalize your wardrobe with exciting new trends, and what better way to incorporate new styles than with accessories? They’re generally less expensive than clothing and easier to shop for. So, this fall season, skip the messy dressing room and choose to accessorize instead! We’re breaking down all of the 2018 autumn accessory trends for you—be it jewelry, hats, handbags, and more!
Jewelry to Wear for Fall 2018
Fall colors differ from summer and spring in that the tones are usually a bit darker. Glitzy golds, deep purples, emerald greens and sheer black are among the fall favorites when it comes to the colors of autumn clothing and accessories, so we’ve created a nice list of the top picks for this coming season.
Outdoor inspired pieces
Nature-inspired designs were repeatedly spotted on the runways of Fashion Week, from designers like Valentino and Chloe. Common motifs included leaves, vines, feathers, and florals. If you’re looking to rock an earthier look or consider your style to be bohemian, these outdoorsy designs are perfect for you.
This year’s fall trends favor the flamboyant – and bracelets are no exception. Cuffs could be seen on the runway of nearly every designer from Alexander McQueen and beyond. This style of bracelet is a favorite in the fashion world for a few reasons. Most importantly, cuffs are large statement pieces that have space to add accents, engravings, and other unique design elements. If you’re more of a minimalist, don’t rule this accessory out altogether. Instead, consider a solid metal cuff that is more understated, but still draws attention to your ensemble.
Large, bold chains are in for fall. They’re the perfect accessory for giving your look a bit of edge. Fashion Week saw designers pairing grand, solid metal chains with florals and other feminine motifs. It’s the best way to blend together the many facets of your personal style because, after all, who wants to adhere to only one way to dress?
Ornate chandelier earrings
Dazzling statement earrings were a favorite at Fashion Week. With the holidays around the corner, what better way to accessorize your party dresses than with a pair of these stunners? When worn properly, chandelier earrings can elongate your face and enhance the natural beauty of your collarbone. They’re the ultimate going-out accessory.
Accessories to Wear for Fall 2018
A lot of people wonder how they can spice up their favorite fall clothing with accessories, so we’ve made a list of our favorites!
Logos & designer fashion
Branded fashions usually feature the designer’s logo, though not always as conspicuously as some would prefer. For those who love designers, this fall’s fashion is for you! Accessories from shoes to handbags, and everything in between boasted large, eye catching logos. Now, we know that this trend can go a little overboard. Our expert tip? If you’re going to wear logos, do so in small quantities. One or two items at most is best if you want to avoid looking like a walking billboard.
Though not as commonly worn on the west coast, gloves are very trendy for this fall and winter season, because they are an unexpected way of introducing color to an ensemble. Dress up a little black dress with a bright pair of pink gloves and you’ll look like a modern Holly Golightly.
One of the more functional trends that was seen on the runway was belt bags. Ideal for carrying only the essentials, these bags give their wearer an inherently casual and carefree vibe. This accessory can be as elegant or as relaxed as you’d like, depending on the look you wish to create. Designers like Givenchy offer styles with lavish gold hardware and dainty straps—you can truly take this look from day to night with ease.
Unlike gloves, scarves are a cold weather accessory that can be comfortably worn even in sunny Southern California. Let’s also not forget how versatile scarves can be. Besides the obvious tying around the neck, scarves can be worn fixed to a handbag, around your waste as a belt, or your head as a bandanna or cover up. Not to mention, scarves are made from a variety of materials—some better for warmer weather. Their unique styles and patterns make them ideal for pairing with any outfit.
From cowboy boots to big, ornate belt buckles—this fall’s fashion draws inspiration straight from the wild west. Designers used traditional black and tan leathers, fixed with beautifully detailed silver hardware. If you want to get wild, you can pull off this old west look with your favorite pair of blue jeans or, if you’re feeling funkier, pair with a solid colored dress and booties.
Where to Shop for Fall 2018
Whether you’re shopping the latest trends in jewelry or fashion, we have something for you. Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers boasts an incredible showroom of jewelry to choose from. And don’t forget, the new Leo Hamel Boutique & Consignment Shop is now open right next door for your favorite design fashion! We’ve made it easy and convenient for you to shop the best of both jewelry and fashion, all in one place. Visit us today and discover one-of-a-kind items to add to your fall wardrobe!