The colder temperatures certainly don't mean you have to lose your sense of style. Instead of purchasing any new clothes, you really only need to add a few strategic accessories. They range from trendy to classic and you're guaranteed to get some serious wear out of them. Our five picks of the season are fashionable, functional and won't set you back more than $100.
For the Prepster
Though scarves usually get overlooked, they're a serious unsung hero of the accessory world. The right one adds a touch of warmth to your outwear but also perfectly combines a fashionable element. Tartan is a hot print for fall and with primary colors like red and blue, it's a bold dash of color but neutral enough to wear under your everyday outwear.
For the Edgy
Remember the lug soles from the 90s? Well, they're back and chicer than ever. The look was huge on the Prada runway, but you don't have to have a designer budget to get this retro style. Though the sole is rugged, this two-tone boot is easy to wear in feminine ways when paired with skinny jeans or an A-line skirt and tights.
For the Classic
Combining classic and trendy in a single item can be a bit tricky, but not impossible. Cobalt is the it color of the moment and a structured bag will always be in vogue. The vibrant blue is a nice change of pace from basic black and is just as versatile.
For the Showstopper
Sure, you probably have at least one statement necklace, but you can always use another one, especially if it looks like this. You'll stand out from the crowd with this 3D layered neckpiece. It becomes the focal point when worn against a little black dress, cardigan or even a stylish sweatshirt. And the neutral gold means you can literally wear it with any and everything.
For the Sophisticated Lady
On those days when you need more than a stud, but a more mature option than hoops, the dangle earring is the way to go. A few colorful stones give it some serious character and make the pair appropriate for a cocktail affair or when you want to jazz up a casual outfit. And did we mention they're only $10?
-Patrice J. Williams
Patrice J. Williams is a NYC-based writer and on-air style expert behind Looking Fly on a Dime. She has appeared on the Today Show, Nate Berkus Show and WE tv where she dishes on fashionable solutions for those who want to look their best without maxing out their budget. Her motto is your style is never determined by your wallet. Follow Patrice on Twitter and Instagram for daily fashion updates.