Easy Updates: Style Your Accessories

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The stylists of our own Rachel Zoe Studio serve up easy, yet unexpected solutions to amplify your accessories roster for fall. Employ the assistance of add-ons you already own, or consider investing in some of these new adornments for the season ahead!

Slip on a scarf

Give your neck a break and loop your favorite silky scarf through the top handles of a structured purse for a look that oozes vintage elegance. (Scarf: Johnny Was)

Get the look:

McQ Alexander McQueen Kaleidoscope Scarf ($265), Topshop Butterfly Scarf ($28), Peter Pilotto Pattern Scarf ($500)

Wrap your outwear with a belt

Replace the cloth belt on your favorite trench with a statement-making buckled alternative, then cinch it in for an hourglass shape. (Belt: B-Low The Belt)

Structured coats can take belts too!

Even on jackets without wrap capabilities, play with the placement of a minimalist-chic belt, working with the seams of the garment. (Belt: B-Low The Belt)

Get the look:

Burberry Prorsum Eyelet-Embellished Belt ($495), Linea Pelle Avery Belt ($132), Vince Camuto Stretch Belt ($42)

Seek out vintage brooches

Hit up antique malls and thrift stores for incredible deals on vintage pins, then don’t be afraid to play around with your finds! It’s an instant & inexpensive way to get creative with your adornments. (Brooches: Erickson Beamon)

Simulate jewelry

On any Peter Pan (or similar) collar, pin the top together with your favorite brooch to take the place of a necklace. (Brooch: Erickson Beamon)

Get the look:

Marni Set of Two Crystal Brooches ($330), Alexis Bittar Ophelia Brooch ($355), Christian Lacroix Vintage Bull Brooch ($398)

Add straps to your boots

Embellish your favorite fall boots with a cool leather strap. This pair by AllSaints comes with detachable buckle accents, so it’s basically like two shoes for the price of one—score!

Get the look:

AllSaints Jules boots with detachable straps ($308), Eddie Borgo boot straps ($1450), The 2 Bandits Easy Rider boot straps ($80)