Fall Fashion 2011: Hot Accessories Under $50

Ahh, accessories—they can make or break any outfit. Fortunately for the trend-conscious, which accessories are in fashion changes with the seasons, just like with apparel. But unfortunately for the budget-constrained, they often cost more than what we have left over after purchasing the season’s hottest footwear and dresses. To spiff up those menswear-inspired heels, secretary blouses, and luxe jackets that are hot for fall 2011, try these bracelets, bags, and baubles on for size. The best part? They’re all under $50! Related Stories: Ten Hot Heels for Fall Eight Up-and-Coming Style Icons Seventeen Life-Changing Products
The Look: A Floppy Fedora
The Look: Layered Pendants
The Look: Sheer Patterned Tights
The Look: Fetish
The Look: Fur Stoles
The Look: Bow Details
The Look: Thin Clutches
The Look: Printed Scarves
The Look: Statement Necklaces
The Look: Watches as Jewelry

The Look: Statement Necklaces

Attention-getting statement necklaces are here to stay, and autumn’s versions are full of details like hammered gold, color-blocking, and chunky bib-like shapes, perfect for layering over thin turtlenecks. (_Harlequinade necklace, $48, Anthropologie)

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The Look: Layered Pendants

Layered mixed-media necklaces are the “it” jewelry item this fall. If you’re worried about going overboard, this Kenneth Cole New York pair is on-trend without being overwhelming. (_“Tiger Eye” duo pendant necklaces, $38, Piperlime)

The Look: Sheer Patterned Tights

Save the thick cable-knits for the dead of winter. Pair this fall’s pencil skirts and ladylike dresses with sheer, kicky patterned tights. (_Hue Outline herringbone tights, $13.50, Bloomingdale’s)

The Look: Fetish

Fall runways were full of leather, chains, lace, and other bondage-influenced detailing. Embrace a little bit of S&M style with this bracelet, which pairs metal links with a tough braided leather band. (_Leather twist bracelet, $20, Gap)

The Look: Fur Stoles

The hottest place for fur this fall is around the neck. This faux-fur stole is perfect for formal occasions or to add a dash of glam to a casual jacket. (_Honey faux fur tuck stole, $40, Topshop)

The Look: Bow Details

This season, it’s all about looking ladylike, with necklaces, necklines, shoes, and satchels sporting ribbons and bows. This skinny belt with a bow detail is perfect to pair with a pretty blouse or sheath dress. (_$35.90, Zara)

The Look: Thin Clutches

Ditch the bulky hobo bag in favor of a thin envelope clutch. This imitation-leather version from H&M can be carried by hand or by the adjustable shoulder strap. (_$24.95, H&M)

The Look: Printed Scarves

To beat the first blusters of cold weather, wrap up in a stylish patterned scarf that’s as much about fashion as it is about function. (_The Mad Men Collection silk “Betty” scarf, $49.50, Banana Republic)

The Look: Statement Necklaces

Attention-getting statement necklaces are here to stay, and autumn’s versions are full of details like hammered gold, color-blocking, and chunky bib-like shapes, perfect for layering over thin turtlenecks. (_Harlequinade necklace, $48, Anthropologie)

The Look: Watches as Jewelry

Watches have gone from utilitarian timekeepers to a fashionable accessory that coordinates with clothes. This version, with the fleur-de-lis detail and crystal trim, looks far more expensive than it really is. (_Style&co. watch, $29.98, Macy’s)

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