As September enters its final week, we’ve officially entered autumn. Yes; it’s finally time for hot drinks, cosy evenings and, you guessed it; a total rehaul of your home and fashion accessories.
During autumn, more than most other seasons, gets us excited from an accessory point of view. As the weather changes, we switch to hats, autumn coats, and even scarves if it’s cold enough. At home, too, the atmosphere changes from summer chic to something a whole lot more hygge.
To make sure you’re as efficient as possible when searching for autumn accessories this year, it’s first worth considering a few critical pointers, including:
- What are you after? (trends, needs, wants, etc.)
- Where would you be best off looking? (online, high street, etc.)
- How could you best integrate autumn into your home and personal style?
- Are you shopping for yourself or seeking out a gift?
What accessories are trending this season?
Considering the trends of the season is fundamental for getting accessories right. These are a significant indicator of both the unique gifts for her you can expect to find right now and also what would look best in your home or wardrobe.
Obviously, it’s important to separate home and fashion. While there are crossovers, approaching both individually is your best chance of getting each right.
Fashion accessories to fall for
The catwalk and stores alike have been blowing up with autumn accessories over the last few
weeks, but where exactly should your trend focus lie this season?
- Hats on the wild side
Every designer from Louis Vuitton to, Saint Laurent and Gucci have been going mad about hats so far this season, with catwalk shows fit for the space age. It seems that there is no such thing as too crazy where hats are concerned right now, and a fluffy purple number is guaranteed to work wonders.
- Do your earrings hang low?
Loewe, Prabal Gurung, and Louis Vuitton are all into shoulder-length earrings this autumn, so go out and buy a statement pair. A yellow or orange hue could soon see long earrings falling like leaves. Be on the lookout for something in this style as they would be the ideal gift for a friend or just for yourself.
- Bold about boots
Autumn is always the season for boot appreciation, and this year is no different. In fact, designers like Ulla Johnson, Brandon Maxwell, and Maryam Nassir Zadeh are going all out with animal print. Meanwhile, Prada is proud of punky, chunky boots. Why not pair the two for the ultimate fashion combo?
- Cinch that waist
So far, we’ve also seen cinch belts back on the catwalk from top names including Saint Laurent, Altuzarra, Alexander McQueen, and Sacai. Pair one of these with a dress and show off those new autumn boots to boot.
- Battle of the bags
Bags are, of course, an essential accessory with every new season, but this autumn has seen something of a battle of the bags on the catwalk. Burberry, Christian Dior, and Givenchy are all championing clasp bags, while Chanel is all about more outlandish belt bags. Then we have designers like Simone Rocha, who are going all out with puff bags that can take us back to our summer-based camping trips. Of course, there’s no such thing as too many bags, so why not invest in one of each?
How about your autumn home?
Pinterest is, of course, a hub for autumn home accessories, and it doesn’t disappoint this year. So, why not snuggle up in your brand new boots and see what autumn homes have in store for you?
- Blankets and candles
It’s hardly surprising to see these on the list, is it? Blankets and candles were an autumnal accessory staple even before the word ‘hygge’ came into our vocabulary. As such, you must stock up on pumpkin spice candles and an orange rust blanket or two to do Pinterest proud.
- Battery lights
Nothing quite says cosy like battery lights when the nights start drawing in. Pinterest especially is all about pumpkin battery lights right now, but that’s hardly surprising. These could be just the thing to get into that October spirit. If you’re a Halloween lover, you could even keep these out all autumn long.
- Did someone say tropics?
Tropics might not be the most obvious autumn decor choice, but pops of yellow and even leafy prints seem to be all the rage in autumn home accessories this year. It makes sense when you consider that yellow is the ideal crossover colour. If you’re mourning summer, then getting tropical with accessories could help to
ease this transition.
- Layer it up
Layers are a common fashion feature of autumn, but House Beautiful suggests they could be an essential home accessory this season, too. We’re talking layered rugs, blankets over every piece of furniture, and a general focus on cosy textures. Just like when you layer up outside, this could soon add a touch of warmth in even the worst weather.
- It’s not all about colours
Top designers are also reminding us that it isn’t all about colours this season. Neutral has its place in your autumn home accessories, too, and it could be what you need to complete your rooms. Plain glass tables with white lamps and rust legs could bring the ideal touch of autumn. Equally, oatmeal tones like those found in pale coffee tables could complete the season for you.
Where to shop
Whether you’re after something personal for her, home, or self, knowing where to look for them is vital. Shopping online using sites like Pinterest or Instagram to get the style and feel right is usually a good bet if you know the kinds of things you’re after. If any of the accessories mentioned above caught your eye, for instance, then you can get searching straight away.
If you’re still at a loss as to the autumn trends you want to tackle, though, don’t be afraid to head out. As long as you wrap up (perhaps with some of those autumn accessories), then seeing trends in the flesh is sure to set your autumn on fire.