Accessories and shoes to watch for this season:
- Vests and corsets: I love the look and feel of a vest. This trend became popular about a year ago and it’s still going strong. I have a really great black Dior vest in my closet that I love adding to just about any outfit. It creates a more elegant overall look, especially if you choose a vest that’s made from a feminine fabric like cashmere. But the look is very versatile – you can also find a more structured piece that’s appropriate for a business ensemble, and a warm, finishing touch for a fall afternoon outdoors. Corset is a new introduction in this season. Wear it over a dress, a coat or a sweater to complete your look.
- Platform shoes: The thing that makes platforms modern and current is height – this season’s shoes are so tall! I love wearing platforms because they add some inches to the height, even though some shoes are almost unwearable.
- Biker boots: Motorcycle-style boots are really big this season, and you can wear them in traditional black leather or find a pair in an unexpected color like blue and a surprising fabric like suede. They’re a great, versatile addition to mini dresses too.
- Socks: There are so many great styles of socks this fall, and they’re meant to be worn with sandals. While this was once a fashion “don’t,” it’s a big trend that looks great and gives you some coverage but is still fun. I especially love an open toe socks! You can even try wearing little nude socks and sandals with an elegant evening dress for a fresh, fashionable look.