The top 12 fall accessories
1. A lady bag
Buying a new bag this season? Make it bright, top-handled, and frame-style—the look’s available at every price and easy to wear with neutrals. We love the special skin and fun color of this investment version. Dolce & Gabbana ($2,295, select Dolce & Gabbana stores, 877-703-4872).
Holy handbag! The Agata was inspired by Saint Agatha of Sicily. So you’re basically blessed carrying it.
2. A chain-strap mini
These luxe hands-free bags (think about it...cocktail in one hand, phone in the other) elevate any outfit. Diane von Furstenberg ($295, DVF, NYC, 646-486-4800).
2. A chain-strap mini
Apple-style-spanfont-weight: normal;Michael Michael Kors ($268, select Michael Kors Lifestyle stores, 866-709-5677)
Kenneth Cole New York ($198, kennethcole.com)
Chanel ($5,100, select Chanel stores, 800-550-0005)
3. Tortoiseshell aviators
We didn't think Top Gun shades could get any cooler, but with rounded lenses and the universally flattering pattern, they just did. Prada ($310, Sunglass Hut, 800-786-4527).
4. Dragonfly shoes
Iridescent heels are everywhere this fall. Designer Tabitha Simmons says her bowed pair, far left, were inspired "by the wings of dragonflies, so fragile and feminine yet strong in color." Just think how pretty they'll be with anything gray wool.
Clockwise from top:
BCBGeneration ($89, bcbgeneration.com)
Tory Burch ($425, Tory Burch, NYC, 212-510-8371)
Tabitha Simmons ($895, tabithasimmons.com)
5. Word jewelry
At Lanvin, designer Alber Elbaz gave the classic word necklace a supersize makeover (the "Love" at left stretches collarbone). Shop the look—or break out your own name necklace. Lanvin ($995, Lanvin, NYC, 646-439-0380)
6. Accessories that match
Pick one of the season's hit colors, like cobalt or caramel, and stick with it—from head to handbag to toe.
Stylist secret: Mix up your textures.
From left: Reed Krakoff, Bottega Veneta
7. Anything furry
Who says fashion has to be so serious? Between fuzzy glasses (left, at Fendi) and these pink ankle pom-poms, we're loving designers' sense of humor these days. Add some fluff (faux counts!) to your fall wardrobe.
Brian Atwood heels ($1,295, Brian Atwood, NYC, 212-415-4739)
8. Tartan add-ons
There's a Scottish invasion happening—it's especially cute in small doses.
Stella McCartney bag ($1,680, Stella McCartney, NYC, 212-255-1556)
Shoe-Dazzle flats ($36, shoedazzle.com)
9. Lug-sole boots
Oh, hey there, 1994. Tread-soled platforms stomped down the Stella McCartney and Prada runways with a 2013 update: a thinner block heel. Miu Miu ($1,200, select Miu Miu stores).