I love taking a simple jeans and t-shirt outfit up a notch with a fun hat or scarf, especially this time of year when you want to utilize all the layers before the big heavy jackets come out. Sometimes a simple accessory change can complete a simple outfit, especially if your a mom and getting dressed quickly often involved a t-shirt and jeans look. I find the trick with accessories is to not go OVER board with them. I love choosing one or two (max) to be the statement of whatever outfit I’m putting together. If I’m going to do a hat I’ll probably nix the oversized sunglasses and stick to simple smaller frames. It’s all about finding balance with your own style and what you feel good and comfortable wearing.
I thought it would be fun to share 5 categories of my favorite fall accessories that I’ve been loving, wearing or wanting! Finding simple and understated accessories can enhance your outfit and add to your own personal style/ take on an outfit.
In the fall I love a good pair of oversized sunnies, I probably won’t splurge on a pair because they aren’t something I wear all the time, only when I want to dress up an outfit or look a little more chic. I like to splurge on classics that I know I’ll wear day to day like classic ray-ban styles. When I want to experiment with, new to me shapes, I go to Target, Nordstrom Rack or Madewell for an affordable pair.
A great hat can really kick up a casual outfit and dress up a simple one. I tend to go for comfortable outfits since I’m not in an office setting and a cool hat is always a fun way to add some personality. Baseball caps are my day to day, go to style because they’re great for hiding unwashed (or let’s face it sometimes unbrushed hair) in the fall/winter I look for baseball hats that double as a cozy layer. Like this neutral one above.
Over the years I’ve noticed myself gravitating less and less to big statement jewelry. This shift probably happened after Griffin was born and when I stopped working in a professional classroom setting. As a teacher I loved adding big earrings and necklaces to dress up my work outfits. However after becoming a stay at home Mom, and dressing more casual, big necklaces were just something the babies could grab and pull off. The last couple years my obsession has been delicate and feminine, less is more style necklaces. If I want to dress them up I’ll layer the lengths of them. My friend over at Ave Hope Designs is one of my GO TO’s for this style of necklaces. If I want to make a statement I’ll add a big earring like some of these below.
Yes, I also like changing out my watch bands. Please tell me I’m not alone. Once I discovered how affordable they are, it’s such a fun way to switch up the look of my apple watch. I can take it from sporty to casual/dressy with two easy clicks. Here are some that I’m wearing this fall.
I’m always a fan of adding layers in the cooler weather that include some type of either cozy texture or cool pattern to an outfit. If you have a simple jeans/t-shirt situation going on, adding a great scarf is a perfect fall accessory. In addition a leather jacket on top of that is a signature fall look. I shared a few ways I like to tie my scarf and saved it to my Instagram story highlights which you can find HERE
There you have it my favorite affordable fall accessories that I’m currently wearing or loving. I hope you guys enjoy also seeing some fashion/style posts. It’s fun for me to switch it up from decor time to time and I really believe that styling yourself and your home are two very similar skills that can reveal a lot about your own unique style!