3 Must-Have Fall Accessories For Every Climate From NYC to LA (for professionals)

October 22, 2021

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

Liverpool Chelsea Dress Boot For Fall Professional Style

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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.

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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

Baume Mercier Classima Automatic 42mm Stainless Steel and Alligator Watch

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic small 21mm rose gold and alligator watch

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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

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Dagne Dover Daokta Backpack In Heather Grey Medium As A Fall Accessory For Professionals

Photo Credit: Dagne Dover

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.

About the Author - Cassandra Sethi
About the Author - Cassandra Sethi

Personal Stylist & Image Consultant

Cassandra Sethi is a Personal Stylist and Founder of Next Level Wardrobe, a luxury Personal Styling and Shopping Service that helps successful professionals of all ages and sizes. After working in the fashion industry for over 25 years, she used her expert knowledge to create a proprietary styling system called ‘The Next Level Wardrobe Style System' which guarantees clients more outfits with less items in their closet. NLW has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Tamron Hall Show, NY Mag, Huffington Post and more.

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