While the bags, shoes and embellishments of SS20 sadly sat unused, the change in season signals a chance to make up for lost time with a new line-up of audacious accessories set to shake up your autumn wardrobe — or add zing to your Zoom call. Embrace the runway’s back-to-business approach with no-nonsense boots and a feminine take on the boardroom tie, and add unabashed flair to your look in the form of veiled headbands, chain-trimmed pumps and teeny-tiny bags that make a maximum impact. Here are the AW20 accessories to wear now.
The Boss Boot
Whether knee-high or thigh-high, the tall boot has finally overtaken the ankle boot. Layered under midi length hems, they elongate your legs and instantly give flowy frocks impact, whilst also complementing of-the-moment leather dresses.
To Tie For
Neckties, the most traditionally masculine accessory of them all, received a feminine spin at Chanel, Toga and Versace. Either try pairing them with delicate separates or go all out with a colour-bright pin stripe suit.
Mini bags are a stylish, minimalist staple for the new season. Fendi stepped up the bite-sized bag game with purses as big as their golden Airpods Pro cases, while at Prada a clutch was turned into a belt and at Chanel tiny totes hung from the waist.
As the bourgeois look builds, so too has the trend for elegant, chain-trimmed shoes, bags, and jewellery. No. 21’s embellished ankle heels, Bottega Veneta’s chunky necklace and Balmain’s chastity belts give just the right amount of edge to classic pieces.
The top down approach to adornment continues to be prevalent, with tiaras and headbands still trending. Hair jewels added embellishment at Giambattista Valli, elegant veils were seen at Louis Vuitton and at Fendi, headbands were worn backwards at the nape of the neck.