This One Simple Detail Can Make or Break an Entire Look

In the realm of what’s new, exciting, or hot in fashion, frankly, the topic of buttons doesn’t often come up. Nevertheless, here we are. Perhaps you can attribute it to my already well-documented love for cardigans and shiny metals, but the truth is that buttons can be dealbreakers when it comes to style. If they’re simple, unassuming, and functional, that’s all well and good, but the most distinct, statement-making ones always make my eyes zero in. Like a hawk.

If you’ll indulge me, the below are a few of the best fall fashion buttons on pieces that may be interesting enough on their own but are made even more special with thoughtful details. After all, anyone can wear a pencil skirt, wrap dress, or blazer, but the addition of creative fixtures makes the difference between your standard purchase and one that becomes a prized piece in your closet. In that spirit, the below forgo your run-of-the-mill buttons for crystals, wooden fixtures, hammered metals, and other small—but impressive—details that, in my humble opinion, makes these pieces truly shine.