Updating your accessories can be an easy way to bring your existing outfits up-to-date for a new season. And, designers for winter and fall 2021 definitely aren’t pulling any punches when it comes to accessorizing. Let’s take a look at the key accessory trends 2021 and how you could wear them.

accessory trends

It is definitely a case of bigger is better with many of the accessories for fall. Choose which accessory you want to make a statement with and make it the star of your outfit…

statement rings

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Gucci – Marine Serre – Schiaparelli

Do you like to wear rings? Many designers chose to finish off their outfits with either one big ring or a stack of rings across the whole hand.

bold necklaces

bold necklaces | 40plusstyle.com

Emporio Armani – Tory Burch – Giorgio Armani

A statement necklace can definitely add a lot of style to your outfit. You could choose a completely contrasting color to your top or dress or a similar shade.

thick chokers

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GucciIsabel MarantIsabel Marant

Chokers have been popular since the 1920s. The last time they were really on trend was the 1990s. So, perhaps you already have a choker you could dig out from the bottom of your jewelry box. If not, opt for a wide choker to ensure you’re bang-on-trend.

big belts

big belts | 40plusstyle.com

Hermès – Isabel Marant – Ports 1961

Cinching your waist with a wide belt can create a flattering silhouette. Wear over your dresses to update your look.

statement earrings

statement earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Erdem – Isabel MarantIsabel Marant

If you’re accessorizing your evening looks, one of the most on-trend ways to do so is with a big pair of earrings. Just make sure they aren’t too heavy so they don’t get uncomfortable to wear.


hoops | 40plusstyle.com

Isabel Marant – Tommy Hilfiger – Jonathan Simkhai

Hoop earrings are always on trend. You can choose a classic pair like at Tommy Hilfiger (center), a big pair like at Isabel Marant (above, left) or a sculptural option like at Jonathan Simkhai (above, right).


chains | 40plusstyle.com

Hermès – Schiaparelli – Ulla Johnson

Chain necklaces are always on trend, but the links tend to be bigger or smaller each season. For 2021, it’s definitely on trend to opt for chunky chains. I would wear over a turtleneck or white shirt.

animal jewelry

animal jewelry | 40plusstyle.com

Gucci – Schiaparelli – COACH

Animals definitely inspire trends each new season. For fall, designers took the trend literally and opted for jewelry in animal shapes.

Neckerchiefs / headscarf

Neckerchiefs / headscarf | 40plusstyle.com

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi – Max MaraPaco Rabanne

This is definitely a trend to be careful with as you don’t want to look old-fashioned so I’d keep the rest of your outfit very modern.

printed tights

printed tights | 40plusstyle.com

Versace – Prabal Gurung – Fendi

You could, of course, wear a pair of black opaque tights. But the trend for the fall season is to choose a bright pair of tights or a pair featuring patterns.

Long gloves and arm warmers

Long gloves and arm warmers | 40plusstyle.com

Prada – Erdem – Rodarte

If you want to add real glamour to your eveningwear, a pair of long gloves will definitely do that. For a more casual, daytime look, you could choose arm warmers instead.

Which of these accessory trends 2021 would you want to wear for fall?

Continue reading:

  1. How To Wear The Fall And Winter 2021 Fashion Trends
  2. Accessory Trends 2021: Everything You Need To Finish Off Your Outfit This Winter And Fall
  3. 10 Essential Fashion Accessories Every Woman Should Own

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