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14 Fall Accessories to Complete All Your Chilly-Weather Outfits

Fall accessories guide
Design: theSkimm | Photo: Abercrombie & Fitch, Etsy, Alo
October 11, 2023

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When mornings bring shivers and bedtime bliss means fuzzy socks and cocoa, we know it’s time to start shopping for cozy clothes that keep us warm — while still looking good, of course. Today, we’re all about the fall accessory. From a hand-knitted balaclava to elbow-length gloves and sunglasses in autumnal shades, we’ve got all the stylish-yet-functional extras you need to conquer the season. 


Sunglasses that’ll match your pumpkin spice color palette…

This shape is all the rage right now, and this color? A classic. These are made from sturdy acetate and have 100% UVA/UVB protection to fend off those fall rays. They come in a microfiber pouch that doubles as a cleaning cloth. If this autumnal red isn’t your thing, they’re also available in a tortoise shade that would look so good with mocha colors. ($59.50, Madewell)

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Baseball hat
Abercrombie & Fitch

A corduroy hat you’ll want to throw on before you step out…

Bad hair days? Not anymore. This elevated take on the tried-and-true baseball cap is an effortlessly cool addition to any outfit and comes in both light and dark tones. The soft corduroy material gives it a cozy, autumnal feel. Skip that morning wash, throw it up into a ponytail, and hit the road. ($35, Abercrombie & Fitch)

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Workout gloves

Workout gloves for when the weather really turns…

These elbow-length gloves will take your athleisure to a whole new level. They’re lined with super cozy fleece that’ll keep in warmth without making you overheat, and they have tech-friendly fingertips, so you won’t have to take them off to skip to the next song mid-run. They’re so sleek-looking, you’ll wear them when you’re not working out, too. ($64, Alo

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A hand-knitted balaclava…

The knitted hood trend is here to stay…and we’re not mad about it. This one’s handmade from soft wool and comes in four different colors. Customers say it’s beyond comfy, fits perfectly, and keeps their ears warm during the colder months. ($44.99, SpiceKidsTR via Etsy)

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puffer vest

A puffer vest that’s ideal for layering…

It’s made from 100% recycled nylon and has a water-resistant shell so you can brave the upcoming snow or sleet. It’s lightweight and has an oversized fit, which makes it perfect for layering with chunky sweaters or even a jacket underneath when it’s really cold out. ($59.99+, Gap)

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Opera gloves

Long leather gloves for your next night out…

Opera gloves = new must-haves of the season. These elbow-length gloves are a chic choice for events and date nights, but why not wear them every day with a basic black T-shirt and jeans? (Such is the magic of faux leather.) They’re touchscreen-compatible, so you can text and type with them on. The wool and nylon lining will keep your arms nice and toasty. ($88, Anthropologie)

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Chunky scarf
Abercrombie & Fitch

A chunky plaid scarf you can wrap up in…

If you don’t already have a chunky scarf ready for your winter rotation, why not? We can’t get enough of these plaid options from Abercrombie. They’re thick and soft with an oversized fit that’ll remind you of curling up on the sofa with your favorite throw blanket. Basically, the best way to brave the weather till spring. ($50, Abercrombie & Fitch)

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Sporty ear-warmer headbands for those chilly park jogs…

These fleece headbands are strategically designed to cover your full ears, and they won’t slide around while you’re moving. They have high elasticity, too, so they’ll stretch around your head and sit perfectly around your ponytail. No head or ear aches here, thank you very much. ($18.99+/8-pack, Amazon)

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Cozy socks

Super-thick, cozy socks for lounging…

Because there’s nothing worse than getting out of a warm bed and stepping onto a freezing floor. These thick, stretchy knit socks come in a variety of colors, and a set of three will set you back less than $20. Easiest “add to cart” ever. ($18.98+/3-pack, Amazon)

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Zip Up

An oversized zip-up that you can wear with leggings…

Fall is the time of the year for a classic fleece jacket. This updated take from Lululemon is made of their cult-favorite scuba fabric. It’s long enough to cover your butt, so it’s perfect with leggings or yoga pants, and we love its ultra-breathable blend of fleece and cotton. The funnel neck will provide warmth on breezier days. The best part? The front pockets have an interior card sleeve for quick errands or longer runs. ($148, Lululemon)

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Light jacket
Free People

A lightweight jacket you can pack up in your bag…

The only thing worse than being cold is having to carry a bulky jacket around all day. For those early fall days that seem to jump from hot to cold in a matter of hours, this packable jacket will be your BFF. It comes in seven colors and has ruched sleeves and a cropped, drawstring hem. The real draw is that it folds up into a tiny little package that you can stuff in your tote. Genius. ($90, Free People

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Cool high-tops for everyday wear…

Whether sneakers are already a part of your rotation or you’re thinking of branching out, these high-tops from cult brand Autry should be first on your add-to-cart list. The lining and outer are made from 100% leather, and the insole will conform to your foot with wear. Pair them with your favorite jeans and white tee over the weekend, or style them up with trousers and a button-down for your next casual in-office day. ($170, Farfetch)

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Leather jacket

A leather bomber jacket perfect for transitional weather…

This piece has a retro feel thanks to the loose fit and high neck. It has ribbed cuffs and a ribbed hem, and low-set shoulders for a roomier fit, so you can layer comfortably during the colder months. Customers rec going a size up if you plan to wear it with chunky sweaters. ($525, Madewell)

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Comfy knee-high boots in a trendy silhouette…

We love the futuristic design that’ll stay on-trend season after season, plus the knee-high fit that’ll keep your calves toasty. The pair is made with breathable Tencel Lyocell uppers, Ortholite footbeds, and PU outsoles, so you know they’ll be some of the comfiest boots you’ve ever worn. And with a 2.5-inch heel, they’ll give you just the right amount of lift, while still being wearable enough for every day. ($265, Camper)

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