I would never really look to the dictionary for fashion information, but in this case, Merriam-Webster really has it nailed: accessories are a set of articles that “add completeness, convenience, and/or attractiveness to one’s outfit.” I would add that they’re the easiest way to jazz up a basic ensemble and, in some cases, the most cost-effective way to add trend to your wardrobe. This fall’s accessories are irresistible—you’ll be forgiven for keeping them all on.
Larissa Loden bow necklace, $35 @ i like you, 501 First Ave. NE, Mpls., 612-208-0249, i likeyouonline.com. Bow barrette, $6; polka-dot scarf, $7; both @ H&M, Mall of America. Bow handbag, $94 @ Patina, patinastores.com. Cocktail ring, $58 @ A. Michele, 1591 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-917-6966. Valentino bow peep-toe pumps, $645 @ Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, 612-339-2600, neimanmarcus.com.
Peacock-feather necklace, $20 @ Aldo Accessories, Mall of America. Potpourri wood and shell earrings, $40 @ i like you. Cow-bone rings, $12 each @ i like you. Wood bead necklace, $30 @ Parc Boutique, 328 Hennepin Ave. E., 612-353-4966, parcboutique.com. Manolo Blahnik feather shoes, $865 @ Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com.
Play by Marly lace earrings, $20 @ i like you. Lace bandeau, $27 @ Parc Boutique. Big Buddha lace flats, $40 @ DSW, Mall of America. Crocheted bib necklace, $30 @ Beedot on Etsy, etsy.com/shop/beedot. Lace tights, $10 @ Target, target.com
SHOT OF COLOR
M. Bridget earrings, $36 @ Parc Boutique. Renee Larson flower fascinator, $50 @ i like you. Yves Saint Laurent clutch, $445 @ Neiman Marcus. Yellow belt, $12 @ Target. Blue heels, $80 @ DSW. Rectangle scarf, $28 @ i like you.
Deer necklace, $54; agate ring, $42; both @ Patina. Wristlet, $185 @ Neiman Marcus. Pearl-and-gold bracelet, $28 @ Parc Boutique. Bethany Lorelle headband, $34 @ i like you. Gold cuff, $395 @ Neiman Marcus.