Fall is a great time for shopping, especially if you’re looking for layering pieces and sophisticated accessories.
But with all of the sales going on, it’s also easy to get caught up buying things you don’t really want or need.
To avoid this, create a shopping list that focuses on closet staples that will last for years.
In this post, I’m sharing my 3 must-have fall accessories for professionals. Even better, these accessories work for any climate from NYC to LA.
Wear Everywhere Boots
A pair of high-quality boots are a great addition to your closet. For both men and women, an ankle boot is a good boot style to start with.
In particular, they are a good choice for men who are looking for something sleeker and more fashion-forward than a dress shoe or sneaker. If you need help finding the right pair, check out our Men’s Executive Image Consulting service.
Women can also choose knee-high or over-the-knee fall boots like the ones below.
Brown boots are a staple, but I recommend starting with a black pair. They’ll be easier to match with the rest of your wardrobe.
If you need styling inspiration for your boots, visit the Next Level Wardrobe Instagram.
A Classic Watch
When it comes to fall accessories, a stylish watch is a classic. In fact, it should last you decades if you choose the right one.
Even better, this is a piece that will work regardless of the climate. Whether you’re in LA or NYC, a watch is a great fall accessory.
But, that doesn’t mean that it’s for everyone. If a watch doesn’t feel like “you,” that’s okay.
Style is personal and you shouldn’t purchase something just because it’s on a list.
If a watch is something that you enjoy wearing, I recommend browsing and seeing which styles stand out to you. This is a more personal piece so it’s okay to take your time finding the right one.
For a classic watch, try a style with a strap in gold, silver, or black leather.
To find the perfect watch, consider hiring a women’s or men’s image consultant. Choosing the right accessories is one way that a professional image consultant can help you enhance your professional brand.
A Stylish Backpack
A modern backpack is another great addition to your wardrobe. It’s an accessory that you can wear all year, regardless of whether you live in LA or NYC.
Plus, it’s a great way to add texture and interest to your fall style.
The bag you carry is an extension of your style, but it’s often overlooked. Many people assume that all backpacks are the same.
But there are many modern and stylish backpack options available. A backpack can be a functional and stylish staple in your closet.
You don’t need a closet full of bags either. With the right strategy, just a few essential bags are all you should need.
To create a fall wardrobe that makes you look and feel your best, apply for our Women’s Executive Image Consulting services.
Cassandra Sethi is a NYC Personal Stylist and Image Consultant. After working over 15 years in the Fashion Industry, most recently as a Senior Buyer for Equinox, she created her business, Next Level Wardrobe – a luxury personal shopping service for successful professionals.
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