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Accessorizing for the Last Days of Summer (and What We’re Keeping for Fall)

Accessorizing for the Last Days of Summer (and What We’re Keeping for Fall)

We hate to say goodbye to summer, but the new season is something we’re also looking forward to. Fall fashion means layers are back, along with new accessories to match. After months of rocking sun hats, beach kimonos, sunglasses, and woven bags, it’s time to tone it down and glam it up. We’re ready for chunky scarves, structured bags, and boots.

With a new season comes a new sense of excitement to get dressed again and actually go out (still with caution, of course). And, there’s no time like the present to get a headstart on all the accessories everybody will be wearing in a few weeks and do some online retail therapy.

For this style guide, we took to the runways to see which other trends dominated and rounded up our favorite pieces from our collection. Stein Mart has a range of seasonal and timeless accessories, from bags and shoes to hats, that you’ll love to add to your wardrobe.


Chunky Scarves

Let’s start with the most obvious (and perhaps the most functional) accessory on this list. Scarves serve a far greater purpose than being stylish bag charms and DIY crop tops during spring and summer. For fall, scarves are more practical than fashionable, but we refuse to believe you can’t combine the two. Opt for thicker fabrics like pashmina, cashmere, or fleece. These will keep you warm without looking too bundled up. 

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Wear it with a Lightweight Trench



Roomy Totes

It’s safe to say that mini bags deserve to take a break this season, don’t you think? We love a good micro-trend, but those baguettes can barely hold all your essentials (sanitizer, wipes, extra masks, etc.). This season, we’re reaching for something bigger and more functional. Oversized totes have the same, if not more, style impact as any bag. Imagine pairing it with knee-high boots to channel an off-duty look.

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Wear it with a Faux Leather Jacket



Oversized Earrings

It’s pretty amazing how jewelry can easily switch up your look from drab to fab. This season, we’re looking at oversized earrings, particularly those that come in bejeweled iterations or intricate designs. Our style philosophy is the bigger, the better. Wear yours to a formal function or incorporate them into your everyday look for an instant glam look.

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Wear it with an Embellished Sweater



Statement Belts

Straying away (but not too much) from functional, we’re wearing belts this season outside jeans. Think trench coats, blazers, cardigans, and scarves. Cinched looks are great for fall, especially when you want to pull all those layers of clothing together.

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Wear it with a Midi Dress




If you think you’ve seen enough square scarves in the summer, you’ll be seeing them more this fall. They just look effortlessly cool, not to mention they’re great at hiding greasy hair and adding more intrigue to your outfit. To make kerchiefs more season-appropriate, get them in fall colors like burnt sienna, brown, burgundy, or navy.

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Wear it with Leather Tights



There’s always a new way to wear an accessory

Time and time again, these accessories prove that they can transform any outfit into something refined, trend-forward, or elevated. Don’t stow away your summer accessories just yet because you might just find a fresh way to rock them this fall. Your style is only as good as your imagination, so don’t be afraid to dress out of the box.


Discover more accessories and new arrivals here.


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