By Greer Barnes
Despite the sweltering heat still making its way across the country, there are a few signs of the season to come. The days are getting shorter and as the sun sets, you can start to feels signs of the cool autumn air. Any fashionista will tell you that fall is the best season of the year because you can layer, layer and layer some more. And when it comes to finding pieces to layer, there’s nothing better or easier than accessories. Wear these five essential accessories separately for five different looks or put them together for an old school-meets-modern vibe suitable for any mom.
Channel your free-spirit side with a pair of large, round sunglasses. This golden brown pair from Modcloth will work with all of your fall outfits. Bonus: the frames are large enough to cover tired eyes and dark circles. No one will know you were up all night taming your two-year-old.
Black, brown, and beige scarves are versatile, but a print is a nice departure from the normal. That’s why a leopard print scarf in neutral tones (like this one from Sole Society) is the perfect fall scarf. The beige, black and brown colors will mesh with your wardrobe but the print will add a little “oomph” to a simple outfit.
The “Wear-it-Everywhere” Hat
Finding the perfect hat is about as hard as finding the perfect guy; you have to try a million on before finding the right one. This flattering floppy Modcloth hat will fix any fall fashion woes. Complete with a sweet bow, this olive green hat makes any outfit instantly chicer.
The “Worn Out” Ankle Boots
You may still rock your well-loved tall boots but this season you’ll be seeing more and more ladies opting for ankle-length pairs, especially ones that are distressed. We love the woven detail on the backs of this pair from Sole Society. The handy side zipper makes them easy to put on and pull off.
Statement necklaces were everywhere this summer, but this fall it’s all about the earrings. When you’re not finding yourself in a pair of earmuffs, opt for earrings like this dainty gold and crystal set from JCPenney. They’ll be pretty with both your favorite sweater and your nicest cocktail dress.