Belt: Invest in a skinny leather belt in both black and brown and play with the hardware, whether in gold, silver or monochrome. Cinch a dress, layer it over a blazer, or wear with your favourite denims. You will have these forever. (Photos: Michael Kors, Fall 2011; Jason Wu, Fall 2011)
Gloves: Not just for utilitarian purposes, gloves are a beautiful and oftentimes, inexpensive accessory. Look for a pair in a soft knit with bold colours: Burgundy, mustard, rust. These will act as a great accent to your neutral coats and jackets. (Photos: Trussardi, Fall 2011; Marni, Fall 2011; Louis Vuitton, Fall 2011)
Shawl: No, not your grandmother’s. Think Aztec and Nahavo-inspired with interesting prints and textures. (Photos: L.A.M.B, Fall 2011; Chloe, Fall 2011)
Boots: A girl can never have enough (this much we know!). Flat or heel, it doesn’t matter; what does is the height on the leg. Buy a pair that goes right to the knee, or slightly higher. A riding boot never goes out of style. (Photos: Hermes, Fall 2011; Issa, Fall 2011; Victoria Beckham; Fall 2011)
Hats: This is time to experiment and push your fashion boundaries. There was so many different options on the runway, so look for those that are defined by the details: Velvet ribbons, tailoring and colour. (Photos: Hermes, Fall 2011; Issa, Fall 2011; Pucci, Fall 2011).