Forgive the pun, but we’re at the weird old time of year, when it’s not quite time to break out your awesome new winter coat, but you’ve definitely had to put all your colourful summer gear away. We often feel lacking in inspiration and motivation in the fashion stakes, especially when the nights start drawing in. But it’s super important to have some fun with your wardrobe and look in the autumn (as it is all year round in our opinion), and one way to do so is to get really involved with accessories!
As a jewellery company, it’s not going to come as a surprise that we love a good accessory, perhaps even more than most; so searching out our pick of the best seasonal accoutrements is always a pleasure, never a chore. Allow us to present our pick of the best autumn accessories around!
The couture beanie
Darling of the fashion sphere, you can find Markus Lupfer designs stocked at all the most cutting edge boutiques. His jewel-embellished cat ear beanie hat is knitted in the finest black Merino wool so it’s light but insanely warm and the kitsch, bejewelled cat ears are subtle. Perfect.
The hand-warming handbag
The cosy, shealing lambskin of this awesome Jerome Dreyfuss ‘Jacques S’ handbag makes it almost like a muff – the inappropriately titled hand-warmer of old. you can warm your hands against the fluffy bit, while also looking impeccably chic.
The cold-weather hothouse flower
Wearing flower crowns was de rigueur this summer, especially for festival-goers. But when the mercury plummets, it’s no longer the done thing to wear summer blooms in one’s hair. But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with wearing giant, stylised flowers on your clothes! This oversized Fendi corsage echoes the real orchids that they and Dries Van Noten sent down the catwalks for A/W 14 (back in spring). So Carrie Bradshaw in eary Sex and the City, and so on trend!
The literary clutch
Yes, it’s another bag, but this one is at once fabulous AND evocative of that most wonderful of autumn and winter activities, curling up with a good book (either by a fire or just a nice, warm radiator). Olympia Le-Tan’s embroidered clutch bags are super covetable and collectable – this one comes in the design of a 1954 children’s tale. Autumn fashion at its most literary!
‘Tough-luxe’ is apparently a thing for this season, and we have to say that these René Caovilla boots certainly seem to fit both categories. As you may have surmised from the top choice, we love a little bit of crystal embellishment, and the jewels across the suede of these boots definitely work for us. They have the perfect combination of toughness and femininity, we think you could wear them with dresses and ripped jeans alike.
The wise clutch
If there’s something we adore as much as pearls here at Glam, it’s bags. So our final of three in our autumn accessories selection, is one of our own. This wise little owl, made from glittering Swarovski crystals will fit all your essentials, go with everything and help you make sensible choices at parties. Maybe.
Faux fur for life
Shrimps is a young fashion brand – both the length of time it’s been going and the age of the designer, Hannah Weiland. It’s not a brand for the young per se though, albeit it most definitely has a sense of fun and British humour! Super soft faux fur in bright colours and Breton stripe details has won the hearts of the fashion mags just as it has ours – this Ivana skinny scarf will look amazing over a leather jacket or simple coat. And we love supporting young designers, too.
Let us know your autumn fashion favourites!