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Fall Fashion 2009 Trend Forecast: Accessories

Katarina Kovacevic is a freelance travel writer specializing in hotels and resorts. She's the author of The Food Lovers' Guide to Phoenix & Scottsdale and founder/editor of Style Jaunt, a blog about fashionable travel. Her work has appea...

Accentuate with accessories

Investing in a robust collection of accessories is the easiest and most cost-efficient way to add variation to your wardrobe. Bigger is better when it comes to the complementary pieces this season, but style experts advise to mix with more simplistic ensembles to create a put-together look.

White t-shirt

You could argue that a t-shirt is actually part of the whole ensemble, but Jeane Beiter of the Jeane B. style consulting firm lists it under her must-have accessories. "The white shirt wins hands-down for the current trend piece most easily used as a timeless, seasonless wardrobe staple," she says. "Whether your style is conservative, creative or alluring, there's a white shirt that is just right for your look." Consider tunic length to wear over jeans or leggings, and waist length to match with a fitted suit or pencil skirt and cardigan. Natural fabrics like cotton, tissue-weight wool and silk last longer and drape more easily over most body shapes.

Accentuate with accessories

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