October 1, 2017
Now that your fall wardrobe’s taken care of, it’s time to accessorize those styles. Here are the season’s must-have embellishments—with some added options for supporting local business and sustainable, ethical fashion.
Big, bold earrings were all over the runways for fall 2017. This season, think of sleek, sculptural styles, rather than glitzy chandeliers. For a classic hoop, support Florida businesses by heading to Lilly Pulitzer, whose sea urchin hoops hit the perfect note for this fall. Swarovski is channeling the sculptural mood with the Hero triangle earring plated in rose gold; and at third-generation Naples-based jewelers Yamron Jewelers, you’ll find the Atomo collection from Marina B: the long earrings are both modern and timeless, and will see you through this fall and many seasons to come.
This fall’s bags are big and bold, even outsized. Florida-based Chico’s has a roomy haircalf tote in on-trend leopard print, and sustainable fashionistas Eileen Fisher have a to-die-for oversized nubuck leather tote, available at Nordstrom. And for the ultimate luxury, treat yourself to Louis Vuitton’s new-season Manhattan bag, a roomy, sporty-chic design with luxe details.
Every which way you look this fall you’re likely to see a floral, but by far the most on-trend way to wear your flowers this season is on your feet. You’ll find a flourishing of floral boots from designers all across the spectrum; we adore Gucci’s artisan-embroidered, eighties retro white boots; Free People’s lace-up embroidered boots with Western-style stack heel; and Kate Spade New York’s flamboyant, pattern-clashing leopard and floral ankle boots.
When it comes to eyewear, sculptural and dramatic is the name of the game this fall; in shapes, cat-eye and round will be all the rage. Check out Edward Beiner collection cat eyes and Alain Mikli round glasses by Oliver Peoples, both at Edward Beiner, Purveyor of Fine Eyewear; and Dolce & Gabbana’s pink statement shades, from Sunglass Hut.
Heavy chain jewelry
In-keeping with the season’s continued maximalist trend, big chains are back. Support a Caribbean business by shopping at Calypso St. Barth, where you’ll find a molded brass pendant on a heavy chain: your collarbone will look incredible. Florida-based Chico’s has a mesh necklace that’s the perfect statement piece for a plainer outfit. And this season, Tiffany & Co.’s new collection Tiffany Hardwear is all about the elegantly subversive heavy chain look: the gold wrap bracelet with padlock and ball charms is a favorite.