When fall hits, people (ahem me), tend to flock to the stores to load up on cozy sweaters, scarves, and more scarves to get them through the cold weather. After all when you go from wearing your bikini one day to needing to layer on a long sleeve tee and a jacket all within a month, it’s understandable to go a little overboard with the fall layer shopping. But before you start filling your shopping basket with one too many basic layering pieces, don’t forget about the most important pieces–the statement looks that’ll get you through the season. Whether it’s a skinny scarf to accessorize or a velvet blazer to glam up your look, here are 1o fall statement pieces worth investing in this season.
1. A Suede Jacket
Those suede jackets moto jackets that were so popular in the 90’s are back in fashion this season, and although I swore that I wouldn’t be bringing back any 90’s looks any time soon, a good suede jacket is something I can defintely get on board with. Besides the warmth factor, they can easily edge up any fall outfit, which makes putting one in your outfit rotation a no brainer.
2. Skinny Scarves
Marc Jacobs and Prada both accessorized skinny scarves on more than a few of their fall runway looks and showed us that a statement skinny scarf can make an outfit pop with minimal effort.
3. A Velvet Blazer
Velvet blazers were the backbone of the boho glam look that was so popular in the 60’s and 70’s, and now this statement piece has been revived for fall. Besides giving your outfit an instant cool factor, this look is certain to dress up any outfit, making going from work appropraite to night-time ready super easy.
4. Box Bag
Ditch your carry-all tote and downsize to this season’s favorite new bag.
From the roaring 20’s to the free spirited 70’s, fringe has been stealing the style scene for decades and this season it’s back in a big way. Whether you’re adding a fringe sweater or a simple pair of fringe booties to your wardrobe, make sure you’ve got at least one fringe piece in reserve this year.
The runways of Prada and Chanel both opted for a structured loafer instead of a feminine heel this year, giving us the go ahead to ditch our stilettos and try a more comfortable look.
7. Carwash Skirt
One glimpse at Dior’s fall collection and one thing was crystal clear: carwash skirts are here to stay and adding them to our fall wardrobe is a necessity.
8. High Waisted Trousers
High waisted trousers are one thing that never goes out of style. After all they lengthen your legs and emphasizes your waist…who doesn’t love that.
You’ve probably got the memo by now that flare jeans are here to stay, so why not invest in a good pair to take you through a few more cold weather seasons.
10. Statement Earrings
While we’re always fans of adding some statement bling to any outfit, one accessory we can’t get enough of this year is a good pair of dangly earrings. For best results, throw your hair in a high ponytail and pull out your best red lipstick and you’re ready for a fall date night.