Fabulous fall/winter accessories: 8 must-haves

Fabulous fall/winter accessories: 8 must-haves

Author: Canadian Living


Fabulous fall/winter accessories: 8 must-haves

Richly hued suedes and chunky knits – key fashion trends to nab this season – add lush sophistication to your everyday outerwear.

Check out some of the best budget-friendly accessories for fall/winter 2011, all available in stores now.

1. High heel desert boots
Joe Fresh, $79

Whether you like them with a wedge or a heel, soft suede desert boots will be hitting the streets this season. This versatile pair brings an element of cool to whatever you're wearing – from rugged skinny cargos to a vintage-looking shift dress.

2. Multicolour croco satchel

Danier, $299

Move over leopard print – reptile skins are the must-have print this fall. If you're wary about incorporating these exotic skins into your wardrobe, try just a touch with a clutch or a belt. If you'd like to go a little bolder, make a statement with a snakeskin print multicolour cross-body bag.

3. Saffiano leather skinny belt
Banana Republic, $32

If you feel most comfortable wearing a black or neutral winter coat, here's a way to easily sneak colour into your wardrobe. This season, bright hues such as pink, cobalt and orange reign supreme.

And the best way to incorporate these sunset hues into your outerwear is with a pop of colour on your waistline. If you have a black coat, try a fuchsia or electric blue belt, but if your coat is camel go with a vibrant orange belt.

4. Teal mohair scarf
Zara, $40

The ultimate wintertime essential is a cosy knit scarf. Find an oversize one in a rich jewel tone to bring life to a drab jacket. Or try pairing a chunky knit scarf (like this one) over a trim jacket to create a rich contrast.

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5. Black faux-fur earmuffs
Reitmans, $12

Faux fur is a fashion fixture this season, but if you're too shy to wear a full-on fur jacket then try a soft touch by means of accessories. Not only are these fuzzy earmuffs right on trend, they also promise to keep your ears warm without messing up your hair.

6. Knit tuque

Ralph Lauren at The Bay, $60

The most prolific cold-weather accessory in Canada is undoubtedly a tuque. Find one with an oversize pom-pom in either wool or faux fur. Give this classic Canadian hat a bit more style by wearing it slouchy and tilted back on your head.

7. Portfolio city bag
Zara, $80

Envelope-style handbags are the new shape this season. You can find them in cross-body bags, briefcase styles and oversize clutches. This one has a stylish menswear vibe and is also very functional.

8. Leather leopard gloves, $33

A chic pair of leopard print gloves can elevate any little black coat. This spot-on print is sticking around this season because of its versatility‚ it acts as a neutral and can be paired with any colour or shade.

Whether you're keen to add some accents to a brand new coat or make an old favourite look modern, accessories will help you do it. Keep this list in mind on your next trip to the mall and pick up an oversize knit scarf in a vibrant hue like fuchsia and/or a sleek pair of leopard print gloves. Happy hunting!

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Fabulous fall/winter accessories: 8 must-haves