Give Thanks for Accessories! Our Fall 2012 Accessories Report

Fashion trends come and go, but some basics still apply.  The trends for Fall 2012 showcase new twists on old standbys like the oversize weekender bag, boots, and high-heeled shoes.  We’re seeing everything from brushed, polished silver accents to patchwork hides and ipad/laptop portfolios disguised as designer purses. So, how do you match up the new trends with your current wardrobe?  It’s easy, and we’ll show you how to do it!

The Weekender:  With the holidays upon us, many of us are heading out of town to spend a few days with family and friends.  Instead of bringing along a boring suitcase or the same old overnight bag you’ve had since college, show up at Grandma’s house with a brand-new designer weekend bag.  Your options this fall run from black patent leather with handles, exotic animal leather in tans and browns, multi-colored fabric, or white leather with faux fur accents.  The bag pairs well with a winter wardrobe of dark denim jeans, comfy UGG boots, and a stylish peacoat.

Silver Accents:  This fall, the runway took a break from last season’s gold and showed us different ways to incorporate silver into our wardrobe; everything from brushed and polished to sculpted silver made its debut.  The silver accessories adorning the runway ran the gamut from necklaces to collars and even chains.  You can mix and match these silver accessories with trendy options like our Cecico sweater in charcoal and YA Brand long sleeve black dress, or the soft and feminine Umgee embroidered ivory top. 

Heading for New Heights: Recent years has seen the popularity of the ankle boot on the runways. But this season, the knee-high boot is making a comeback.  You’ll find tons of options with these boots – from over-the-knee, to wedge heels, stilettos, and more. Many of them showcase accents like studded leather, silver buckles, burnished silver grommets, and even colorful hues of animal hide.  Our bootsrun the range of comfy sheepskin UGG® boots, to suede desert wedges or tomboy boots by TOMS®, and leather riding boots by Lacoste®. Slip them on over skinny jeans, add a sweater, and you’re set for a crisp, fall day!

Mix it up:  A completely innovative and new trend seen on the runways is the “remix” in footwear.  Designers have put together a patchwork of materials, hides, pony hair, and color to introduce a whole new way to put your best foot forward.  Ankle boots, high-heels, platforms and Mary Jane’s were seen sporting interesting mixes of leather, color, and design.  There were mixtures of half black leather and half brown animal hide, brown leather with gold accents and black patent leather toes, platforms in navy blue leather with tortoise shell heel, tongue, and sole, and an eclectic mix of color blocking and suede platforms for a totally retro look.  You’ll want to show these off with dresses, skirts, or skinny jeans this fall.

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