Mom’s age-old advice to match your shoes to your bag is officially outdated. Suede and faux-fur? Go ahead. Prints and patent? Yes please. If the street-style looks and runway ensembles of the past month have anything to say about it, this season is all about mastering the art of mix and match. See our favorite ways to up your fall accessories game this fall with these awesome, unconventional shoe-and-purse combos.
Photo: Adam Katz Sinding
Contrast a sophisticated high heel with a whimsical boho bag.
Carvela Kurt Geiger
Embellished Cotton Tote
Warm and Fuzzy
This pairing is all about fun textures: A shearling mule makes for a fun (and cozy) partner to a baby blue faux-fur clutch.
Faux Fur Clutch
There's no denying sneakers are having a serious moment. Instead of reaching for an atheletic bag when you lace up, throw a style curveball by adding a fringed clutch.
Suede Cross Body Bag
Etoile Bart Sneaker
Just because you have a loud shoe doesn't mean you have to quiet your bag. Letting them both sing makes for a symphony of style!
Diamante Leather Bucket Bag in Teal
Marisa Calf Hair Fringed Sandal
Sleek and Structured
Teamed with simple and easy basics this shoe makes a statement on its own, but the addition of the belt bag elevates the outfit into fashion-forward territory.
Structured Leather Belt Bag
Lace Up Booties With Snakeskin Trim
Pair a casual camo print with a sexy knee-high boot for the perfect cool-girl combo. The mixture of the fun print and sleek shoe is the ideal fusion of accessible and elegant.
Cabas Medium Cotton Shopper
Olivia Suede Boots
While a black-patent bootie and leopard purse feel like bold accessory choices on their own, paired together they make a cohesive fashion duo.
Agata Leopard Print Calf Hair Clutch
Dolce & Gabbana