Can you hear that? It’s a resounding sigh of relief descending over the Middle East because temperatures are finally starting to cool down. And arguably the most exciting part of this transition is the fact that it’s now time to fill up your Fall/Winter 2017 wardrobe. But if you’re not quite ready to completely swap your summer staples for faux fur and chunky knits, accessories are the perfect place to start.
To get you in the mood, Savoir Flair sheds some light on this season’s most coveted accessories and how to style them, below. Oh, and the best part? Every piece in this shoppable edit will leave you with change from AED 500.
Add a Belt
For FW17, belts are the must-have accessory. Worn unexpectedly over coats and chunky knits or used to cinch in fluid dresses, both wide and super-skinny versions are considered season staples. Try a double-buckled or studded piece for extra oomph.
Choose a Statement Neckpiece
When it comes to neckpieces this season, the catwalks looked to the noughties for inspiration. Paisley prints, skinny scarves, and statement necklaces made for the cornerstone of a jewelry box back then, so be prepared to invest in some circa now.
Go Low with Earrings
Minimal is out – and going big is in! If your earrings look like they should be hanging from your ceiling, then you’re doing jewelry right this season. For maximum effect, try a sparkly pair against a dark turtleneck or make a statement with a simple cocktail dress.
Get a Heads Up
From Marc Jacobs’ super-high knitted number to Dior’s “It” beret, the FW17 runways were awash with all kinds of hats (and hair accessories). Try a leather newsboy paired with denim for daytime. For the evening, a standout hair pin looks classy, but cool.
Bag It Up
When it comes to achieving cool carry-on status, fall focuses on two things: texture and structure. Look to handbags that have faux fur or velvet for the evening. Raffia and basket bags, meanwhile, are still on the top of the most-wanted accessories list for daytime.