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Fall Accessory Report

We have reached the time of year when we must begin retiring our sundresses and floral shorts in lieu of jeans and pullover sweaters. As the leaves change, so must our wardrobes; unfortunately, for students without endless budgets, shopping for all the new trends is limited. We can’t all afford to pull off the head-to-toe leather looks gracing the runway at Céline or Alexander Wang, or the ornate embellished dresses seen at Balmain and Dolce and Gabbana.

Our funds are minimal and the effort to DIY a cheaper version is daunting. There, however, remains a glimmer of hope for the college fashionista! The ever-lovable accessory can easily save the day. As they say, the devil is in the details. The style gods have spoken and deemed this season’s must-haves.

Say goodbye to your booties and welcome the new high boot. Seen at Altuzarra, Givenchy, and Wang, the knee-high is back. We can’t all swing the snakeskin on our Eagle Dollars, but try a more affordable pair from Urban Outfitters. Wear them anywhere with a cute pair of skinny jeans or leggings and an oversized jacket to be super trendy.

For a night on the row and Maggie’s, try the new remix trend seen everywhere from Jil Sander to Miu Miu. No more solid heels, try a pair of mixed textures or colors instead like these adorable Dolce Vita boots in black and brown. They are effortlessly chic and will last you for seasons to come.

You can also try spicing up any outfit with a statement necklace or earrings – all in this season’s metal of choice, silver, seen at YSL, Derek Lam, and Alexander McQueen to name a few. Try this House of Harlow Triangle necklace with your LBD and new boots. You’ll be right on trend and will have pieces that will undoubtedly transfer on to next season.

We can’t all afford to wear the next big thing, especially since in fashion what’s in one day, will be out the next. But with killer accessories like these, you can keep your budget and still be in style.

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