(ETA 10/6 - I'm late for my own party here! I picked up an almost-last-minute performance gig on Friday, and have been hustling to be off-book before 10/16)

Going off of the weekly Link Love link about accessory capsules...

I was thinking that, while I want to add some cognac leather to my wardrobe (shoes, jacket, bag), it's not going to happen all at once, and I'll probably have to dip into accessories, or cognac-adjacent pieces (toffee, tan, chestnut, camel, etc.) But accessories could be a great way to get that pop of richness.

When I read this article, I realized it would be fun to have a challenge: I'm thinking one outfit (for starters), styled with different accessory capsule looks. Or multiple outfits with one accessory capsule, since the autumn color challenge is in full steam. Choose your own adventure!

Accessories can include:

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Hat Accessories
  • Hair Accessories
  • Scarves
  • Belts
  • Bags
  • Jewelry
  • Shoes
  • Shoelaces
  • Sunglasses (thanks, Katerina!)
  • Eyeglasses
  • Haircolor
  • Tattoos
  • Masks
  • Umbrellas + Parasols
  • Toppers
  • Outerwear
  • Phone case
  • Nail Polish
  • Lipstick
  • Canes
  • Hosiery
  • Socks
  • Neckties
  • Pocket Squares + Handkerchiefs
  • Bandanas
  • Water Bottles
  • Hardware on Shoes/Bags/Coats, etc.
  • Patches
  • Suspenders

… and a purple sweater from Angie's blog post today... (optional)

Suntiger had an excellent post last month about complements and accessories (I've added her suggestions to the list above - thank you, Suntiger!)

Haircolor, tattoos, hats, hair accessories, scarves, gloves, masks, jewelry, shoes, bags, glasses, sunnies, umbrellas, parasols, toppers, outerwear, phone case, nail polish, lipstick, canes, hosery, socks, belts, ties, pocket squares, patches, suspenders, hat accessories, bandanas, water bottles, hardware on coats/bags/shoes, shoelaces.

What else should we include in an accessory capsule?

ETA: to add accessory suggestions and update parameters.