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Accessory trends

Ready to have some fun with your accessorizing for fall? Fall fashion may be understated, but the accessories definitely aren't! Here are some of the best looks and their equivalents in stores now.

Wide Belts

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A wide belt, layered over coats, dresses or sweaters was seen across most designer runways. It's a welcome trend that enhances a woman's silhouette in a flattering way. Materials like suede, velvet, or animal prints in calf skin are most on trend for fall.

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Silk Scarves

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A finely patterned silk scarf will add some polish to the earthier fall ensembles. Wear yours long and untied, or as a topknot to accent your face. Striped silk scarves or long skinny ones finished with fringe are especially in style.

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Boxy handbags

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The handbag is a literal term for Fall 2017, with boxy styles featuring handles that are meant to be carried by hand. The boxy handbag adds some structure to all the soft, organic suedes, velvets and feminine silhouettes on the runways.

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Cross-body bags

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The cross-body bag was popular among European designers. Some cross-body bags were so small that they barely held an iPhone inside! To update the look for fall, choose a cross-body bag with metallic hardware, some structure and interesting texture.

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Statement bangles or cuffs

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Large bangles or cuffs, often combined in pairs, are a great way to add some edge to your outfit. Don't be afraid to mix and match! Dark metals, unusual shapes and large-size pieces were seen across the runways.

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Pendant necklaces

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Long-hanging necklaces featuring tassels or a striking tribal or geometric detail are all the rage. And they're all a monochromatic outfit needs to give it a touch of signature style.

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Bold chokers

2017 fall jewelry trends | 40plusstyle.com

Victorian blouses  and round collars are a popular Fall 2017 silhouette. There were many stunning and bold, statement chokers that wrapped around the neck or sat at the collar bone to enhance the look.  Regardless of whether you opt for bling, metallic or a bright color, go big and bold with your choker style.

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Geometric Earrings

fall fashion earrings for 2017 | 40plusstyle.com

Larger earrings with sharp edges and geometric shapes adorned many models that didn't sport a bold choker or pendant. Metallics ruled, although color is also be a great option for your fall earrings. Want to take the fall fashion trend to the next level? Mix and match your earrings, or wear one long earring and one short one, eighties style.

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