How to Pick Non-Boring Jewelry + Accessories for Fall
Whether you describe yourself style-wise as a staunch minimalist or dedicated eccentric, you can agree that no outfit is 100% complete without an accessory (or five). That’s especially the case when it comes to wearing and rewearing wardrobe basics — a steady rotation of bold statement necklaces, sleek bags, soft scarves and more just don’t elevate your staples, but can make them feel like totally new pieces, time after time.
To make sure you’ve got a foundation of cool bits and baubles to mix and match all through fall, we asked three makers who are responsible for creating some of our favorite handmade accessories out there — Meghan Lorenz of Cities in Dust Jewelry, Theresa Lee of Future Glory Co. and Mary Grisey of META Jewelry & Textiles — to list their must-have pieces for fall. Scroll through to oooh and ahh (and shop!) the goods that will have you dressing up your fall duds like a designer.
“I love the simplicity of this design. it would stand on its own and even look good layered.” — Meghan Lorenz, Cities in Dust Jewelry
“This is my go-to necklace when I am either in the studio or out at night wearing a fancy dress. The weight of the ceramic combined with the soft hand-dyed linen gives it a great contrast!” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
Everyday Arm Candy
“I’ve been making my dagger cuffs for four years now, and I still love them. They are offered in an array of colors and look great solo, or stacked with a fun group.” — Meghan Lorenz, Cities in Dust Jewelry
“For everyday arm candy, find simple yet striking form factors that speak for themselves.” — Theresa Lee, Future Glory Co.
“I love how organic and rugged this cuff is. This design goes beyond conventional jewelry design: It’s wearable art.” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
“These ball stackers are great because one looks great on its own, or in a stack of three, it creates a really nice sculptural arrangement.” — Meghan Lorenz, Cities In Dust Jewelry
“These hand-carved rings are super one-of-a-kind pieces that you can add to anything in your wardrobe. They remind me of ancient artifacts.” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
“These earrings make a statement but are also so minimal. They would look especially great with a top knot!” — Meghan Lorenz, Cities In Dust Jewelry
“Something about delicate earrings make them so precious. Find simple yet striking form factors that speak loudly for themselves.” — Theresa Lee, Future Glory Co.
Kathleen Whitaker ($40+)
“These handwoven beaded earrings harken back to traditional Indigenous craft, yet the artist also incorporates her own modern design. Gorgeous and so elegant.” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
Lazy Hair Day Hat
“I like hats. I don’t wear them often, but when I do I want them to say something. To me, this hat speaks. — Meghan Lorenz, Cities In Dust Jewelry
“I wear mine almost every day and it goes with everything. Perfect for the transitioning of seasons.” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
Brixton Buckley Hat ($88)
“When I’m going to work in the morning, the last thing I want to think about is my bag. I want something that looks good with anything and is modern and sophisticated. This is it for me.” — Meghan Lorenz, Cities In Dust Jewelry
“Sure it’s 9-to-5, but your daily accessories should still make a statement. Try classic shapes with bold accents for a little pizzaz in your daily routine.” — Theresa Lee, Future Glory Co.
“I have had this bag for three years now and it still looks great. In fact, the leather just gets better with age. It can even fit my laptop! Beautiful and equally functional.” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
Clare V. Messenger ($415)
Kitchen Sink Carryall
“I love the color combo and design of this bag. I also love the price! ZARA is a great option for filler pieces.” — Meghan Lorenz, Cities in Dust Jewelry
“Pockets, pockets and more pockets for everything but the kitchen sink! Scout carryalls where form meets function when it comes to work or school. We’ve made a must-have tote organizer you’ve been dreaming about.” — Theresa Lee. Future Glory Co.
“This bag is everything. I love the fact that the designer, Roseli Ilano, decided to partner with women weavers from around the world and blends indigenous techniques with modern designs.” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
“I love these socks for three reasons. One, I love Rachel Comey. Two, I love fringe/fur. Three, I love being cozy.” — Meghan Lorenz, Cities In Dust Jewelry
“Cactus leggings! Need I say more? Perfect for fall layering. Pair these leggings with a tunic and you’re good to go.” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
“I’ve decided leopard print will work with anything. I like to keep things a little punk, so if I can’t do leather, I always do leopard.” — Meghan Lorenz, Cities In Dust Jewelry
“It’s all about fringe this fall and your scarf shouldn’t be left behind. Paired with a bold beautiful pattern and soft cashmere, this is sure to perfectly punctuate your look.” — Theresa Lee, Future Glory Co.
“I have been dying to get my hands on this scarf. The creamy color is perfect for fall and is handwoven in a stunning silk herringbone pattern.” — Mary Grisey, META Jewelry & Textiles
What accessories do you have your heart set on this fall? Link us to your faves in the comments below.