Easy Updates: Style Your Accessories

by The Zoe Report

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)