Milan Fashion Week served up accessories both charming and quirky to transform your fall look from basic but maybe-just-a-trifle boring to stylin’. If you already are the proud owner of a precious little black dress and Gucci bag, take a hint from what went down in Italy to make your wardrobe a little more personal and a lot more trendy.


These small details may be more costly than your favorite pair of jeans, but consider them as long-term investments. Its money well spent for items you’ll treasure. Some are even affordable, such as Vans Old Skool black-and-white sneaker, $60, and Sock Mama black-and-white grid socks, $6, or Topshop Jojo multi-buckle shoes, $85, and Everlane The Modern loafers, $170.

Increasing the budget by a little will include Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, $150, and Warby Parker Lionel glasses, $145. Tom Wood mini cushion ring, $195. Paul Smith semi-matte onyx and gray ‘Dennett’ sunglasses, $260, and Coach Smith bead-chain heel, $250. Sophie Buhai disc ring set, $370.

Others may be not so much in the budget line, such as Malone Souliers Dawn embellished velvet mules, $1,295 and Fendi Peekaboo micro appliquéd leather shoulder bag, $1,650. Aquazzura Karlie embroidered suede pumps, $825; Malone Souliers Dawn embellished velvet mules, $1,295.

Mansur Gavriel bucket bag in peony, $695; The Row Ava velvet Mary Jane flats, $995. Fendi Peekaboo micro appliquéd leather shoulder bag, $1,650; Wasson Fine Trillion toggle necklace, $855; Louis Vuitton Noé BB bag, $1,200.

The high end accessories provided some delicious hints and ideas you can steal to make your own. Here’s an array of theft-worthy styles from micro-mini bags to velvet Mary Janes. Valentino Tango embellished leather pumps, $1,395, and Valentino burnished silver-tone necklace, $1,090.

And in the category of “If you have to ask, can you really afford it?” Gucci Marmont Matelassé mini bag, price upon request, for information:

To see the accessories Vogue picked out as favorites, read more at Best Milan Fashion Week Accessories.