The Essential Accessory: Fall Scarves

don’t leave home without it: fall edition


This month the By Invitation Only bloggers have been assigned the topic of our favorite fall “don’t leave home without it” item of clothing or accessory. Oh, this one was easy and tough at the same time! Easy, because fall is my favorite fashion season. Tough: choosing just one.

Ah, fall! How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

ankle boots


Ankle boots. With pants, with skirts…it really feels like fall once I can begin working ankle boots back into my outfits.

merino wool cardigan

Cardigans. Especially in this fall’s shades of burgundy. Cardigans are such an easy way to add fall color to an outfit.

But here in L.A., fall means weather that can start out cool in the mornings and get quite warm by mid-day, and then there’s the hyperbolic air conditioning at the office to contend with. So if I had to choose one item I never leave home without, it would have to be a….

silk-cashmere scarf

scarf! This time of year, a lightweight scarf is the accessory that helps bridge the seasons. I’m either usually wearing one, or have it tucked into my work tote or tied on the handle of my bag. A scarf is also a lovely way to add color and pattern to any outfit. This fall, scarves with some floral patterns and that add the color burgundy are on my radar.

What’s your Must Have item for fall?

Hop over to Splenderosa to see what the rest of the By Invitation Only bloggers consider their essential fall items.

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  1. Heather in Arles
    October 6, 2015 / 8:26 am

    The outfit that you put together up top (minus the stripes and florals, I am a boring neutral only girl) is my go-to outfit right now as Provence is having similar to Cali weather these days. Can I just tell you how delighted I am to finally be able to bring out my boots again? I am a different girl walking in my boots. 😉

  2. iolacontessa
    October 6, 2015 / 8:35 am

    TRA LA………YOU FASHION GAL YOU!YOU will be prepared for all weather……………I had a bit of a challenge too this month!MY PICK……….THE BOOT………only because I HAD TOO!!!!

  3. October 6, 2015 / 8:55 am

    Love all your engreients for fall. If there is any Fall in Southern California. Love the ankle , boots, always love your scarfs and love wearing cardigans. So I’m right with you Sue!

  4. October 6, 2015 / 9:48 am

    What beautiful colors you’ve selected. Ideal for fall. And scarves, scarves, scarves. ALWAYS my go-to accessory.


  5. October 6, 2015 / 10:07 am

    Perfect picks in wondeful fall colors! These are all must haves for me too.

  6. October 6, 2015 / 10:49 am

    I have to say that my Chelsea boots are worn pretty much everyday at the moment …. I LOVE them.Perfect accessories for Autumn. XXXX

  7. Janet
    October 6, 2015 / 2:27 pm

    I wish I could wear scarves. Like hats, they always look so perfect on other people but not on me & I’m not comfortable with them: they always seem to be slithering here & there & turning the wrong way & flapping in my face & catching in my earrings & making me yelp. I obviously lack the knack! What I’m looking forward to most for autumn? BOOTS. Tall boots, short boots, fringed boots, studded boots, motorcycle boots, smooth leather boots, suede boots, boots with 1″ heels, 2″ heels, 3″ heels and everything between. All boots all the time. And my leather jackets.

  8. October 6, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    I am a recent convert to boots, both ankle and tall. I’m loving them! We just finished 14 straight days of rain/drizzle so I got to test out my new tall boots and they are wonderful. How did I live without them? Paris in six weeks: they will be worn in and ready to wear!!

  9. October 8, 2015 / 7:44 pm

    Absolutely, must have a scarf. BTW, where is the one shown from…I love it !!! And, the great everyday bootie is perfect. I agree totally. Love booties for Fall/Winter. So easy to wear and so comfortable. Great post, my friend !!!!!

    • une femme
      October 8, 2015 / 9:05 pm

      Hi Marsha, thanks! It’s a Bindya scarf, available from Halsbook here.

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