Pretty Little Things: Fabulous fall accessories
Welcome to Pretty Little Things, where each week we bring you our picks for the prettiest little things online. If we love it, you'll be the first to know! This week we're looking at some of fall's best accessories, from bags to bangles.
Ode to accessories
Let me start with full disclosure – I could probably spend my entire style budget on purses, rings, necklaces and every accoutrement in between. I don't – because that would be silly (plus I would have nothing to wear), but accessories remain one of my favorite things to shop for. With the change in seasons, I wanted to share my latest finds. I have a feeling you're going to love them as much as I do!
Leather bowling bag
I may have zero interest in bowling (and be much too uncoordinated to knock any pins down), but that doesn't mean I didn't fall instantly in love with this brown leather bowling bag (Zara, $129). You can rest assured I won't be carting a ball around in mine, but I will be proudly toting this stylishly structured purse with me everywhere this fall.
Statement accessories can add so much to an outfit with so little effort. This Michael Kors globe ring (Neiman Marcus, $85) is a great example of elegant simplicity. Pair this eye-catching, dome-shaped ring in golden brass with any outfit that needs a little something extra to take it to the next level.
Brighten up an otherwise neutral palette with this playful geometric bangle in a bold shade of green intersected with gold (Top Shop, $28). I love the cheerful hue and retro-inspired design, not to mention how cute this bangle will look with an all-black ensemble.
While not a standard accessory (in the sense that I don't wear it, my iPhone does), I had to include this adorable Kate Spade iPhone 4 case featuring white polka dots on a black background (Nordstrom, $40). Polka dots are a current style staple – and a pattern I can't resist. Let's face it – gadgets are now a must-have accessory in their own right, so we might as well dress them up!
Not just a summer style must, florals are steadfastly hanging on to the fashion spotlight. Fend off an autumn chill with this pretty scarf featuring a soft-edge floral pattern in rich fall-inspired jewel tones (J. Crew, $59.50). This piece will pair well with a distressed denim jacket or use it to add a splash of color to a gray or cream sweater.