Autumn/Winter Capsule Wardrobe Part 2 :: Accessories

Happy Friday! Welcome to Part 2 of my Autumn/Winter Capsule Wardrobe Picks!  If you missed the first part, explaining a good bit about capsule wardrobes and focusing on clothing, the be sure to check it out here.   In this part, I’m sharing some accessories that I’ve picked up or am looking to buy for the fall/winter season.   Since I’m focusing more and more on having a good wardrobe of basics, I think that accessories are especially important and worth investing in.  They take a look from pretty good to amazing quite easily!

:: Black Crossbody Bag ::Cross body bags have become so popular in the last year are two and are definitely a style thats here to stay.  I have a gold & black one by Camelia Roma that I love and wear all the time! It was such a good investment and is a staple in my capsule wardrobe.  However, most of the bags I own have gold hardware (I don’t know how I became so obsessed with gold!), so I’ve been wanting to round out my accessories arsenal and get one with silver or gunmetal hardware for a while.  Since getting my leather jacket, which has gunmetal hardware, this item has moved way up on my shopping list.  I’ve seen this Chanel bag quite a bit on Insta the last few months, and absolutely love it!  Since it’s wayyyy out of my budget now (and probably will be for a long time 😉 ) I’m on the lookout for a bag with the same black & gunmetal combo and a similar edgy vibe.  So far I’ve found a few that fit the bill…

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::  Silver or Gunmetal Watch ::

A good timepiece is an essential any time of year, but I added it to the list for similar reasons as the black & gunmetal bag: wanting to match my leather jacket & round out the colors in my accessories arsenal.  I’m not sure if I’ll go as dark as gunmetal, but I’ll at least get silver.  I’m currently in love with the brand Barbas & Zacari, partly becuase their watches are stunning, but also because they donate $5 from every purchase to Cancer Research.  I much prefer giving my money to brands that are ethical or support a worthy cause, and am going to try do that more often.  I’ve partnered with them to offer you a discount, and if you use the code ‘BELLEBYLAURELLE’ you can get 15% of your purchase & free shipping!

:: Black Tote Bag ::

We all need a big Mary Poppins bag sometimes, whether it’s to carry your laptop & work for a coffeeshop trip, to pack a change of clothes and essentials for an overnight trip, or to stash ‘just in cases’ in when you know you’re going to be out all day. I found mine at a Nine West Outlet a year or two ago, but here are a few different options:

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:: Neutral Scarf ::

I love scarves almost as much as I love big chunky sweaters! They’re soooo cozy and comforting! I’m looking into getting one or two for fall since almost all of mine are pretty old and have bright colors I don’t wear anymore. I love the first two scarves I linked below, which are from Ilymix.  Their prices are great, and were kind enough to provide me with a coupon code for all of you to use for 20% off: ‘LAURELLE20’.  If you’re looking to ‘treat yo-self’ to a reallllly cozy one, the third one below, by Acne Studios, has great reviews and is supposedly incredibly soft!

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:: Black or Blush Leather Backpack ::

Stylish backpacks have been popping up all over lately, and they’re such a great idea!  They’re so practical and handy for times when you’re going places on foot.  Here are a few I’ve been considering:

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:: Silver or Gunmetal Sunglasses ::

I have been loving my black & gold BP. sunnies from Nordstrom (they’re another favorite capsule wardrobe item of mine!), but once again was looking to get something silver-toned match better with my jacket.  I loved these when I first spotted them, and will definitely be wearing them a lot this fall!  They’re also from Ilymix, so you can use ‘LAURELLE20’ on them as well.  They also come in several other colors and designs if you’re looking for something similar but a slightly different color or design.

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What are some of your favorite fall accessories? I’d love to hear your picks and if you are enjoying these posts on capsule wardrobes!



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  • Roxanne
    September 21, 2016

    Oooh, I love the black tote bag in this entry. It’s so sleek and pretty! I’m also quite in love with gunmetal at the moment, but I feel that for me, it’s not something that I’d wear every day, unlike something like rose gold. Ha ha. But I guess there’s always a different style for a different occasion!

    • bellebylaurelle
      September 21, 2016

      Rose gold is so pretty! I know what you mean, I’m more of a gold person too, but I realized I have like no other colors, so I’m trying to branch out 🙂