Chic Accessories to Freshen Up Your Fall Wardrobe

There are so many simple ways to update your wardrobe each season. Accessories are an easy and often affordable way to freshen up your wardrobe. Think shoes, handbags, sunglasses, and more!

#1 | Bags

A new handbag can give you an extra spring in your step! 😉 Through your bag choice, you can add prints, color, and metallics.

Green suede backpack by Henri Bendel paired with distressed jeans and leopard print ankle bootiesFall Booties 2018 featuring Vince Camuto black suede side zip booties with a veronica beard plaid blazer and blankNYC jeans on fashion blogger over 40, Erin Busbee of
Vince Camuto gray tote bagFall Statement Handbags 2018, this black houndstooth Henri Bendel Jetsetter convertible bag is SO chic, Paired with a red Smythe dutchess blazer, black cropped Mavi jeans and Stuart Weitzman booties

Henri Bendel Backpack

It’s no surprise I’m suggesting you freshen up your wardrobe with a Henri Bendel backpack! But this one is extra special… It is a GORGEOUS rich green color. Photos do not do it justice. It looks so chic and is a standout piece with fall colors like the camel, rust, and burgundy.

Vince Camuto Tote

If you need an everyday, classic bag… you should get this Vince Camuto tote! It’s chic, simple and quite versatile. Wear it as a crossbody or carry it as a satchel. The honey brown color is a great color for fall, but it also comes in three other colors, and a larger size if you think you need it!

Gray Tote

This gray tote is a perfect size, a beautiful neutral color, and goes with pretty much everything! It’s also a great bag for work.

Houndstooth Backpack

I thought I’d throw in a fun patterned bag to elevate your style this fall. Yes…it is a backpack but you can also carry it as a tote. I love houndstooth and I love Henri Bendel backpacks so I just had to have this bag! If you don’t like the pattern, the Jetsetter backpack comes in other colors and patterns you can check out here.

#2 | Shoes

Another simple way to elevate your style this season, grab a new pair of modern shoes! Ankle booties are still going VERY strong and taking on new, modern shapes like the u-shaped bootie below.

fall booties 2018 featuring black dressy booties by Vince Camuto in black suede paired with a ruched gray t-shirt dress with long sleeves and a long black cardigan sweater on fashion blogger over 40, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style

Affordable fall fashion from JCPenney's, including a military jacket in green over a chambray button down shirt, paired with distressed blue jeans, python mules and aviator sunglasses on fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.comankle boots for walking in Bison brown with low block heel and comfort, cushion technology by ECCO on fashion blogger in black joggers by Norma Kamali and black off shoulder top with brown crossbody bag

Dressy Black Booties

I featured these booties in this post where you can see how I styled them too. These specific booties are so sexy with a modern U-shape detail on the front. They are dressy enough to wear with skirts and dresses too.

Python Mules

These Dolce Vita mules add so much to your look. They’re very on trend. You can wear them with jeans, dresses, skirts, and more!

Brown Boots

I really love these boots because they’re brown and black. Don’t be afraid to wear brown and black together…if you’re wary of mixing the two, these booties make it easy to try out and wear! Another thing I love is that they don’t have a big heel so it makes them easy to run around in…which is a necessity with young children!

#3 | Sunglasses

Sunglasses might be the SIMPLEST way to add some extra style and modernize your wardrobe. They can be affordable… and fun too!

ankle boots for walking in Bison brown with low block heel and comfort, cushion technology by ECCO on fashion blogger in black joggers by Norma Kamali and black off shoulder top with brown crossbody bag

Vegan Leather Handbag by Sole Society paired with black Topshop dress, bow blouse, and newsboy cap on fashion blogger Erin Busbee of in Telluride, Colorado with small Quay sunglassesFall Statement Handbags 2018, this pink Henri Bendel tote is the perfect fall shopping tote! It's SO cute and fun and will fit everything paired with a Joie leather jacket, and pink sunglasses, striped Norma Kamali elephant pants

Henri Bendel Sunglasses

I am in love with these sunglasses from Henri Bendel! They are aviators, but they have a very chic, modern twist. I’m wearing them in the yellow color, but the teal is also killer!

Geo Sunglasses

These geometric-shaped sunglasses are really trending right now. If you want to try the trend you should! I think they add a cool girl vibe to any look, and can be really edgy. I mean, I look cool in the picture and I’ll be the first to tell you… I’m definitely NOT cool. 😉

Pink Sunglasses

How fun are these!? You might remember that pink sunglasses are a fall accessory trend…you can watch my video here. They may not be for everyone, but I think they are super cute and definitely add a beautiful pop of color to your look. They also come in a black, glittery frame!

#4 | More Accessories

From earrings to hats, there are plenty of other game-changing accessories to freshen up your wardorbe this fall!

blonde fashion blogger wearing brown aviator sunglasses and gold hoops with lightning bolts from Henri Bendel

Grand Canyon Rim Trail featuring fashion blogger Erin Busbee of wearing camel culottes, white turtleneck and a brown hatVegan Leather Handbag by Sole Society paired with black Topshop dress, bow blouse, and newsboy cap on fashion blogger Erin Busbee of in Telluride, Colorado with small Quay sunglasses

Lightning Hoop Earrings

If you’re going to buy one pair of earrings this fall, it should be these lightening bolt earrings! I have been wearing them a ton, and love how they add some edginess to any look!

Rag & Bone Hat

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…adding a hat immediately elevates your style. It’s the “Hat Effect” according to hilarious YouTuber Carly Cristman. This hat is really gorgeous and comes in black too!

Sole Society Cap

Another fun accessory you could add… is this black, newsboy cap (above). It reminds me of one I used to wear in my mid-20s!

More Posts

Check out this post featuring boots and booties under $100. Three simple ways to wear animal print here. Don’t miss my video on how to style joggers here.

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  2. hi erin,i am a fan oy yours…i am so glad that i have found u when i was looking for style For 40 and above women..i am 46 y/o and ur style had helped me a lot in choosing something elegant, appropriate and classic as well..i just wanted t know if it is possible to do a video about how to wear a “tweed jacket or blazer” in a modern way ??or should i say not looking older???thanks again and god bless..

  3. Hi Erin, thank you for keeping me up to date! You save me so much time. Your sweet and spunky personali arE charming. Keep doing you!

  4. ErIn
    Love all your looks. You look so chic iN All the outfits, especially liked the Henro Bendel sunglasses. . You have the class to make every Outfit beautiful.

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