The accessory trends for this season have swept us off our feet, so here is a lowdown of our favorites that triumphed in the catwalk shows ready to feature in your fall wardrobes!
Every Autumn/Winter sparks that deja vu feeling when our hearts are stolen yet again by a pair of boots, and for this season we cannot resist the revamp of the classic wellie. No longer a boot longing for a muddy country walk, this style is now a highly versatile wardrobe addition suited to almost every daytime look. Prada embraced the trend with pastel shades and a warm lining for the winter, while Bottega Veneta opted for a more statement style with vibrant colour. Versace offered a range of wellie styles: the classic, the popular sock boot, and even a pair with heels!
Versace, Bottega Veneta, A/W2020 collection courtesy of Vogue
We are not strangers to thigh high and baggy boots which appeared amidst the collections of Roksanda, Saint Laurent and Balmain. Roksanda’s coordinated approach was one of our favourites offering slouched boots that expanded around the leg and harmonised with the Brand’s voluminous collection.
If you cannot justify that new pair of boots, perhaps a new pair of heels will win your heart. The trends for this season are seeing that nostalgic return to the platform and kitten heel, and a mixture of both the pointed and square toe style. The kitten heel, as seen at Marc Jacobs paired with cute ankle socks, is proving a great option for a more subtle and comfortable look.
Fendi and Jacquemus A/W2020 Collection courtesy. of Vogue
Bags form a crucial part of every outfit and are a staple accessory. If this season’s fringe trend caught your eye than an accompanying bag is sure to enhance the ensemble. Rochas shimmery fringed bag will compliment a special evening look, while Bottega Veneta’s oversized clutch with long fringing is a stylish staple. Geometric shaped bags were prominent on the catwalk along with the oversized versus the miniature. Fendi’s gigantic shopper was unmissable while Jacquemus’ miniature bag may have required a second look. Water bottle carriers were also a unique take on bags this season with Chloe, Coach and Marine Serre; a trendy option encouraging healthy hydration and bottle reuse.
A statement accessory never fails to punctuate a confident outfit, and for Autumn/Winter 2020 jewellry is going up a level – and it’s far from subtle. Chunky chains of both silver and gold were seen amongst earrings and necklaces. At Moschino, the chained look was taken further with an unexpected layering of pearls: a daring combination that inexplicably seemed to work!
Moschino Autumn/Winter 2020 Collection courtesy of Vogue
Proving itself an unrelenting force this season, fringing even worked its way across jewellery; this time with a touch of extravagance that we cannot help but admire. Paco Rabanne is one of our favourites utilizing the look with beautiful headpieces dangling across the face with embellishments of silver and gold. Area similarly opted for an indulgent headpiece, with gleaming silver studs enveloping the head and neck.
For a season that so openly calls for extravagance, why not trade in your woolly winter warmers for a suave opera glove; a standout accessory that entwined its way across the Autumn/Winter collections. At Balmain, longline gloves were paired with striking gowns (think Marilyn Monroe ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ style). Fendi coalesced the trend with more casual attire, as seen with midi skirts and dresses. We love how the opera glove brings that touch of elegance to the season that is sure to brighten up a Winter’s day.
Words by Brooke Savino
Graphics by Georgia Walters