5 Accessory Trends to Leave Behind This Fall—and the 5 to Wear Instead

So you’re looking to update your accessories for fall. Which styles should you 100% invest in now and which ones are worth skipping? Ahead, I’m diving into the fall accessory trends that are about to take off and the past-season trends that you can leave behind. From the jewelry trend that's out to sneakers that fashion insiders are over, there are some trends that are worth retiring. But which forward trends make the cut?

Whether you're behind the unexpected heel color we're seeing everywhere or the boots that are replacing Western styles, there are plenty of fresh takes on accessories we'll be seeing for fall. I’ve included everything from break-the-bank investment pieces to more affordable finds so that you can tap into each of these of-the-moment accessories trends at any budget. Here, shop the best fall accessories trends for the season ahead—and the ones you should skip.

Skip: Delicate jewelry

Wear: Chunky jewelry

While dainty, barely there necklaces and earrings have long been jewelry staples, they're now being replaced by sturdier designs. Chunkier, more industrial styles are gaining traction. Look for pieces with oversize chains and sculptural pendant details. 

Skip: Neon heels

Wear: Hot pink heels

Neon heels in shades like electric yellow and orange were almost impossible to escape last year, but now the shades are on the decline. Instead, hot pink is taking over as the must-own bold heel color.

Skip: Belt bags

Wear: Big bags

Have you heard the news? Big bags are in for fall in a major way. With their size alone, they are the ultimate statement piece for the season ahead. Feel free to ditch your belt bags and opt for big bags instead.

Skip: Chunky sneakers

Wear: Retro sneakers

Over the last few seasons, chunky sneakers have dominated the street style scene, but now fashion insiders are retiring their full-volume sneakers for sleeker styles with retro lines. Yep, throwback silhouettes are coming back and they are the one sneaker trend you should be investing in now.

Skip: Western boots

Wear: Square-toe boots

Western boots pretty much defined 2018, but come fall 2019, they'll be replaced by a new It style. Square-toe boots are the most talked-about silhouette of the season, and you'll be sure to find them in every fashion insider's closet in a few months.