I don’t know about you, but the thing I get most excited about when fall approaches is the new crop of accessories. After summer’s decidedly playful options (e.g., shell-embellished everything), the luxe boots, bags, and jewelry of fall feel considerably more substantial and timeless, making them very investment-worthy. If you’ve taken a scroll through Instagram recently, you probably noticed that among the bikini pics are plenty of detail shots of gorgeous new designer accessories, and I’ve been taking notes.
These days, most It accessories are born on Instagram, so that’s the medium I’ve used to share the latest with you below. The thing that used to give me pause about It items is that everyone either has them, wants them, or has at least seen them a million times. But over the years, I’ve realized that because everyone’s personal style is unique, it’s very possible to make said It item look completely fresh. So if you love an item and have the budget for it, I say don’t let the popularity of it hold you back. And if they’re out of your budget, these items are dictating the F/W 19 accessory trends, so there’s sure to be plenty of similar, lower-priced options on the market soon (if not already).
Mark my words: You’re going to see the 11 accessories featured below everywhere.
Bottega Veneta everything is an It item right now, but this sculptural belt has been making a lot of appearances on my feed as of late. And it happens to be the perfect thing to cinch a coat with.
Based on the runaway success of Wandler’s Isa Mules this summer, it’s only natural that stylish women have started to gravitate toward the square-toe, ankle-tie Isa pumps. I highly suggest ordering these while they’re still in stock.
Quilted items are a major trend for fall, and Maison Margiela’s oversize clutches and shoulder bags are already at the forefront of the movement. I spotted tons of these on the streets of the recent Paris Couture Fashion Week.
Paco Rabanne undoubtedly had a hand in the chunky-chain jewelry trend that’s on the rise, so it’s no surprise that this necklace is all over Instagram. Given that you could feasibly wear this It accessory every day, consider it a smart purchase.
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen Manu Atelier’s Duck Boots on my IG feed over the past month, but it’s easy to see why. The brand elevated the classic style like no other brand has even attempted.
Staud’s latest affordable It bag is one of its best yet. The reason? You can throw it on your shoulder and forget it’s even there. It also comes in an oversize version, which touches on a big F/W 19 bag trend.
While not the easiest-to-wear accessory on the list, Loewe’s Obi belt makes a huge impact on an outfit. Expect to see it on multiple fashion month showgoers.
It’s a necklace. It’s a bag. It’s both! Jacquemus succeeds in making the world’s quirkiest accessories actually wearable, but good luck fitting anything besides a penny and a paper clip in it.
Chunky chain–strap bags are one of my favorite fall bag trends, and Simon Miller’s take on the trend is the one I’m seeing a lot. Consider this your new everyday bag.
Square-toe boots are shaping up to be one of the biggest shoe trends of the season, and as Balenciaga did with its extreme pointed-toe boots in seasons past, it made a classic pair of ankle boots an It item by adding an exaggerated square toe and its chic logo.
Truth be told, this is already an It item, but Celine’s perfect cat-eye sunglasses have been adorning the faces of so many influencers as of late, I couldn’t leave them off. I could easily do an entire story about them.