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When I say "random," I really mean it. Besides the stunning chunky choker movement and the grandma socks, the fall accessories trends ahead are probably not what you're expecting, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth writing home about. Here, you will not find shoe or bag trends, but instead, more micro-trends that still made a massive impact in the F/W 20 runway collections. Honestly, these kinds of new accessories are the ones that fashion girls end up loving most as it encourages them to get more creative with outfit ideation, and guess what? You're next.
Ahead you will find the six random fall accessories that are trending hard this fall. From harnesses to balaclavas, these fanciful add-ons might just end up being the match point for a good outfit or a great one. Scroll down to reach about all the new styles that should be on your radar and to shop our picks from each.
Courtesy of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi;Courtesy of Toga; Courtesy of Prada
Pictured: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Toga, and Prada
You're probably used to seeing ties mainly on men, but if the F/W20 runways showed us anything, it's that accessory is breaking down all current stereotypical gender norms. Pair the accessory with a suit, plain button-down, or over a simple T-shirt. While styling ties might feel tricky, the end result is very worth it.
Courtesy of Toga; Courtesy of Paco Rabanne; Courtesy of Marine Serre
Pictured: Toga, Paco Rabanne, and Marine Serre
While this trend won't really become practical until winter comes, it was too prominent all throughout the fall and winter collections to not bring up now. Traditional uses would tell you to put balaclavas on to stay warm, but the runways told us to put them on to look forward. So we're going with the latter for now.
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Pictured: Richard Malone; Michael Kors, and Fendi
We saw harnesses bubble as a micro-trend last spring as a member of the lingerie trend family that was truly everywhere. This fall, however, harnesses took a step away from the lingerie world and into the ready-to-wear one. Spotted atop suits, dresses, and more, this kitschy accessory is one that is guaranteed to amplify any fall look, hands-down.
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Pictured: Marc Jacobs, Coach, and Dior
Here at Who What Wear, we love a good grandma trend, and this season, one of the easiest grandma trends to pull off is knee-high socks. Styled with everything from pumps to boots and back again, these lengthier socks have proven to add that "half prep-school half grandmother" vibe to any fall outfit you have on deck.
Courtesy of Saint Laurent; Courtesy of Alexander McQueen; Courtesy of Balmain
Pictured: Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Balmain
It's been a minute since we've seen chokers have a major moment, but this season, it was nearly impossible to miss them. Chunky chains certainly dominated the scene but sculptural and colorful styles didn't fall far behind.
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Pictured: Rodarte, Off-White, and Lanvin
Could this trend be more relevant right now given the state of the world? I think not. It is quite a coincidence that lengthy opera gloves accompanied look after look on the fall runways and we can't wait to see how you style them yourselves in the coming months.