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The Accessories You Need This Fall

Our guide to the season’s must-have trends in handbags, shoes and more.

With the arrival of September comes the inevitable pull to update your wardrobe, the irresistible urge to add new pieces and reset your look as sultry summer days transition to the ease of the breezy fall season. Fashion fans in South Florida are wholly familiar with this concept, choosing either a major overhaul or a refresh that employs key pieces from today’s hottest labels.

No matter your strategy, designers from Louis Vuitton to Hermès, Fendi to Saint Laurent and more have crafted fall accessory collections that can’t help but seduce with their alluring blend of fresh designs and iconic details. With that in mind, we’ve put the spotlight on five key trends for Fall 2021, and the pieces sure to top your wish list:

Bright Ideas

If there’s one truism about South Florida dressing, it’s that we embrace color 365 days a year. Perhaps that’s why the bright tones infused in so many fall collections seem particularly thrilling, a color spectrum that ranges from pale pastels to bold neon hues, and everything in between. These sizzling pieces are perfect either as an accent or to serve as a jumping-off point to create an unforgettable look.

Viva Bow shoulder bag in orange leather, available at Salvatore Ferragamo

4G medium chain bag in lilac, available at Givenchy

Madeleine crossbody bag with chain in canary faux fur with crystal buckle, available at Jimmy Choo

Christian Louboutin’s Papagaya Levita sandal in leather with ankle laces and embellishments, available at Nordstrom

Totes with Iconic Details

From the office to a day on South Beach, an integral wardrobe staple is the carryall tote, ideally crafted to include a heritage-focused design element. Whether you’re a fan of Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram canvas, Gucci’s bamboo handles, Burberry’s bright TB monogram, or the cunning handle treatment of the latest tote from the inaugural collection of Fendi creative director Kim Jones, you’re sure to fall in love with a statement bag that’s both posh and practical.

Ivory leather tote with F-inspired cutout handle, available at Fendi

Diana tote bag with bamboo handle and double-G hardware, available at Gucci

Louis Vuitton x Fornasetti Neverfull MM tote, available at Louis Vuitton

TB Mini Monogram Print e-canvas tote, available at Burberry

Stylish Lug Soles

Make no mistake: This is the footwear silhouette of the season. Chunky lug soles have been interpreted on everything from sandals to loafers and over-the-knee boots, adding a dose of tough-meets-comfort to your shoe collection this fall. No matter your personal style, there’s a lug sole you’re sure to love, and not unlike other key trends of the season, this is an accessory that’s begging to be mixed into your wardrobe in unexpected ways. Indeed, perhaps more than any other piece you buy for fall, follow these four words of advice: Have fun with it.

Fendi Force black leather Chelsea boots with rounded toe and elastic insert, available at Fendi

Leather Lug Sole Horsebit loafers in black shiny leather with a horsebit detail across the vamp, available at Gucci

Christian Louboutin Velcrissimo lug-sole sport sandals, available at Nordstrom


Norah lug-sole Chelsea boots in embossed leather, available at Stuart Weitzman

TB lug-sole clog in new ivory, available at Tory Burch

In Love with Leopard

This season, leopard prints confirm that they’ve officially reached neutral status, effortlessly mixed and matched on fall runways with a variety of hues and prints. That’s easier than ever with the variety of luxe leopard accessories, starting with top-handle totes that transition easily from the office to brunch. And no matter whether your taste tends toward polished and refined or casual and sporty, there’s a style of leopard-print footwear ready to wear with everyone from jeans to dinner on a balmy September night.

CH Carolina Herrera’s signature Matryoshka M medium handbag in leopard, available at CH Carolina Herrera

Dior’s Mizza slingback ballerina flat in leopard, available at Bloomingdale’s

Jimmy Choo’s Varenne tote in leopard-print pony, available at Jimmy Choo

Louis Vuitton Revival flat mule, available at Louis Vuitton

Jimmy flat sandals in leopard-print pony effect leather, available at Saint Laurent

Gold Standards

The warmth and shine of yellow gold is key to many of fall’s hottest accessories. Among the season’s top must-haves: shoulder bags featuring statement chains in yellow gold, while earrings and necklaces are likewise featuring bold styles crafted of yellow-gold chains. To add a splash of yellow gold to your look, opt for a belt embellished with a yellow-gold buckle or add sunglasses with yellow-gold details to the collection of sunnies that are a key staple of a South Florida wardrobe. And for maximum shine, opt for platform sandals in metallic gold for entrance-making style.

Vivian belt featuring Bally’s 1851 hardware on brown grained leather, available at Bally

Chanel sunglasses featuring gold frames, brown lenses and sequin detailing, available at Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Boutique

Chloe Juana medium shoulder bag in taupe leather with a chain shoulder strap, available at Bloomingdale’s

Chain earrings in mixed-gold metal, available at Saint Laurent

Ryder 95 platform sandal in platino gold, available at Stuart Weitzman

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