No outfit is complete without a few stylish accessories. Just changing your accessories can update your existing outfits, making you look hipper and trendier, and ready for the new season. But which accessories and bags to choose this Fall? Take a look below at our round-up of the fall 2023 handbag trends as well as accessory trends for fall. We also show you great high street options inspired by the catwalk looks.

Fall 2023 handbag trends and accessories for the season ahead

Let’s start with the best handbags for Fall, and then move onto other accessories and jewelry.

Fall handbags

Red handbags

Red was the dominant color of the Fall runways, and a great way to add that color trend to your outfits is to add a pop of red with your handbag. Choose a big everyday tote to fit all of your essentials in, or a red clutch to update your favorite evening dress. For an on-trend look, add your red bag to a red outfit.

Fall 2023 handbag trends: red | 40plusstyle.com

GucciDolce & GabbanaStella McCartney

For more ideas on handbags also check our article on affordable handbags.

mock croc bag

Fall is the perfect season to experiment with more texture in your outfits. Add a mock croc bag for an upmarket, tactile look. Look out for mock croc bags that also feature chain straps, as showcased at Stella McCartney, Gucci and Victoria Beckham, and you can combine two trends in one.

Fall 2023 handbag trends: mock croc | 40plusstyle.com

Stella McCartneyGucciVictoria Beckham

Oversized bag

Sometimes, fashion and practicality don’t go hand-in-hand. But if you need to fit a lot of essentials in your bag, perhaps because you’re commuting to work and need to fit your laptop in, or maybe you want a roomy travel bag, then there are plenty of on-trend oversized bags to choose from.

Fall 2023 handbag trends: oversized | 40plusstyle.com

GivenchyBottega VenetaFerragamo

There’s more inspiration in our article featuring the best laptop bags to carry all your essentials.

Top handle bags

Elegant and refined, a top handle bag will add a classy feel to your outfits. Team with tailored suits or full skirts. Thinking about where your bag sits against your body is important as this will be where the eye is drawn. A handle top bag, for example, will sit against your knees or thighs. It’s a good way to draw attention to your legs if you want o highlight those.

Fall 2023 handbag trends: top handle | 40plusstyle.com

GivenchyLouis VuittonPrada

Fall 2023 handbag trends – Metallic bags

Like metallic shoes, metallic bags will go with everything in your closet. Choose silver or gold – both are on trend. Opt for a big metallic tote to add an edge to your everyday outfits, or carry a metallic clutch with your evening dresses.

Fall 2023 handbag trends: metallic | 40plusstyle.com

Off-WhiteGivenchyGucci

Square bags

Add some structure to your handbag by choosing a square style. Choose a larger version like Miu Miu’s top handle bag if you need to fit more in, or carry a smaller square bag as an alternative to a clutch bag for the evening.

Handbag trends for fall: square bags | 40plusstyle.com

Dolce & GabbanaMiu MiuLouis Vuitton

Bucket bags

Originally invented by Louis Vuitton to carry Champagne, the bucket bag soon turned into a fashion accessory. Look out for a bucket bag that combines the look of a top handle bag to get two trends in one.

Fall 2023 handbag trends: bucket bags | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega VenetaBottega VenetaHermès

fall 2023 handbag trends – Woven bags

Woven bags like those shown at Bottega Veneta are another lovely way to add texture to your Fall outfits this season. Perfect if you’re wearing an all-neutral outfit but still want to add interest by adding texture.

Handbag trends for fall: woven bags | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega Veneta

Fluffy and fringe

Faux fur is always on trend for winter and Fall. You can add a faux fur jacket or coat to your closet or an element of fluffy style with your handbag. You won’t want to carry a furry handbag if you’ll likely be out in the rain, so we’d save this for your evening dinner or party looks.

Handbag trends for fall: fluffy and fringe | 40plusstyle.com

GucciDolce & GabbanaStella McCartney

Pink

Red was the main color of the Fall runways, but there was also lots of pink on clothes, coats, shoes and handbags. If you want to add a splash of pink to your Fall closet but don’t think pink clothing is very practical, add a pop of pink with your handbag. Choose a patent style – it’s both trendy and easier to clean.

Handbag trends for fall: pink bags | 40plusstyle.com

PradaChanelBalmain

fall 2023 handbag trends – Quilted bags

Chanel first introduced the quilted bag in 1955, and it’s a trend that has never been out of style since then. This season, as well as Chanel, designers including Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and Christian Dior created their own version of the quilted bag. Go as big or small as you want with your quilted bag.

Fall 2023 handbag trends: quilted | 40plusstyle.com

Louis VuittonStella McCartneyChristian Dior

Chain details

Add some hardware to your bag with chain detailing. Either opt for a chain handle, or look out for bags featuring chain details throughout the design, as shown at Stella McCartney

Fall 2023 handbag trend: chain details | 40plusstyle.com

Stella McCartneyAlexander McQueenStella McCartney

Accessories and jewelry trends for Fall

Of course, your accessories aren’t all about your handbags. Let’s look at the other major accessory and jewelry trends for Fall.

Florals

Even if there aren’t flowers in bloom during the cooler seasons, designers choose to add them to their clothes, shoes and accessories. Look out for floral jewelry – the bigger the better – and handbags featuring springlike flowers.

Accessories and jewelries for fall: florals | 40plusstyle.com

ChanelGivenchyGiambattista Valli

Oversize scarves

If you treat yourself to a new scarf, make it a big one! Layer your blanket scarf over your existing coat to update your look, and wear it over knitwear or as a shawl over an evening dress. Or wear it to stay warm on the plane while traveling.

Accessory trend for fall: oversized scarfs | 40plusstyle.com

Saint LaurentStella McCartneyEtro

Bright tights

Black opaque tights are a classic. But why not try a brighter shade to add fun to your outfit this winter and fall. You can choose a bright color and keep the rest of your outfit simple. Or, if you don’t want to go as bold as red or cobalt blue, try deeper shades of the same color famil,y like burgundy or navy.

Accessory trend for fall: bright tights | 40plusstyle.com

CoperniGucciGiambattista Valli

Ties

Many womenswear designers took their cue from menswear for Fall. There were lots of tuxedo-style outfits on the catwalks, as well as skinny ties. Update your favorite white shirt by styling it with a slim black tie. For a more feminine take on the trend, choose a sheer or ruffled blouse to go with your tie.

Accessory trend for fall: ties | 40plusstyle.com

ValentinoAlexander McQueenValentino

Chain belts

Statement belts are back for Fall 2023. If you like your waistline, draw attention to it with an on-trend chain-style belt. This style will work particularly well for you if your waist is your slimmest part, for example, if you have an hourglass or a pear-shaped figure.

Fall accessory trend: chain belts | 40plusstyle.com

ChanelBallyHermès

There are more tips in this article on how to wear a belt to get the most out of this accessory.

Cuff bracelets

Cuff bracelets are fantastic for adding an unexpected edge to your outfits. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all wore cuffs as status symbols and talismans of protection, and centuries later, they’re having another style moment. We love the big jewels Giorgio Armani added to cuffs and the playful way Dolce & Gabbana made cuff jewelry look like an actual shirt cuff. Wear it with your dresses for dinner and parties.

Fall accessory trend: cuff bracelets | 40plusstyle.com

ChanelGiorgio Armani Dolce & Gabbana

Statement necklaces

A statement necklace is the perfect way to update anything from your favorite dress to a shirt or sweater. Just wear your statement necklaces against a plain color to show them off. Geometric shapes are particularly trendy, so choose necklaces featuring circles or squares.

Fall accessory trend: statement necklaces | 40plusstyle.com

Louis VuittonHermèsGiorgio Armani

Also look at the best stores on Etsy and other brands for contemporary jewelry.

Chunky rings

If you don’t usually wear rings or normally choose subtle jewelry, try a statement, chunkier ring. A larger ring or stacked rings can give you a hipper look, even if you don’t wear any more jewelry at all.

Fall accessory trend: chunky rings | 40plusstyle.com

ChanelGivenchy Alexander McQueen

You’ll see adding a special ring is a way to instantly elevate your style.

Chokers

Chokers work well if you have a long, slim neck as they will emphasize it. To avoid the grunge look (unless that’s what you’re aiming for, of course), choose a choker in silver or gold rather than black. If you have a shorter neck and still want to wear a choker, a good way to do so is to wear your choker with an open shirt or blazer so that you can see it, but your jewelry doesn’t visually create a line across your whole neck.

Fall accessory trend 2023: chokers | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega VenetaGivenchyDolce & Gabbana

Pearls

Pearls can be old-fashioned, but they don’t have to be. If you love the look of pearls but want to be on-trend, look out for modern pearl jewelry featuring asymmetry or geometric shapes.

Jewerly trend for FW 2023: pearls | 40plusstyle.com

GucciGucciDolce & Gabbana

Circles

Fashion often comes full circle, with younger generations wearing the same trends as their parents or grandparents. This season, the fashion trends literally feature circles. Choose circular jewelry to update your outfits.

Jewerly trend for FW 2023: circles | 40plusstyle.com

Off-WhiteAlexander McQueenGucci

Drop Earrings

Drop earrings look elegant at any time of the day, whether with your white shirt and jeans for the daytime or your tuxedo, dress, or jumpsuit for the evening. There’s a beautiful way to draw attention to your neck and face. Choose a pair that isn’t too heavy, and is easy to wear.

Jewerly trend for FW 2023: drop earrings | 40plusstyle.com

Giambattista ValliChanelGiorgio Armani

Sculptural jewelry

We saw sculptural heels among the shoe trends for Fall 2023, and the sculptural theme continued for the season’s accessory trends. Look out for earrings that look like mini, sculptural works of art to give your outfit a contemporary look.

Jewerly trends: sculptural jewelries | 40plusstyle.com

Bottega VenetaAlexander McQueenValentino

Which of these accessory and Fall 2023 handbag trends are your favorites? Which would suit your style personality best?

Continue reading:

  1. Fall Fashion Trends 2023: 17 Top Trends You Need To Know
  2. Fall 2023 Color Trends: 9 Colors And 9 Neutrals To Wear This Fall
  3. Shoes For Fall 2023 – The Best Fall Shoe Trends

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