As the days end sooner and temperature begins to lower, it's time to break out your sweaters and coats from last fall and winter. Although the weather is forcing you to bundle up, it's still possible to accessorize and upgrade your outfits by adding a pair of earrings, shoes or hair clips that will have you runway ready. If you're looking at your current selection of accessories and feeling uninspired, here's eight different items to have your outfit ready for Instagram.

Platform shoes 

What type of shoe serves as the perfect footwear for festivals, a night out and a casual day? Platform shoes are versatile due to their variety of size, type and color. Platform loafers fit extremely well with a pant suit, and platform sandals will be the shoe that you've been dreaming to go with your favorite dress. Arguably, the best part about these shoes is the added height that you receive while wearing them.

Statement earrings 

Upgrade a simple outfit by adding a pair of bold statement earrings! Most Black women have their treasured pair of gold hoops, but it’s nice to switch it up by donning resin or champagne earrings. Scrolling through Etsy will help you find the perfect pair for your next date night.


You can call it a head scarf, a bandana or a kerchiefs, but the accessory that goes by many names can also be styled in a variety of ways. Printed patterns or fall-friendly shades will go best with any outfit this season, not to mention they can be your best friend on a bad hair day. If you need a last minute fashion fix, tie it around your hair and call it a day!

Western boots 

Whether you’re browsing Beyoncé’s latest Ivy Park drop or the resurgence of casual cowboy boots, the yeehaw agenda has proven time and time again that it isn’t going anywhere. Brands like Steve Madden and Jeffery Campbell have colorful collections that will help you find the perfect shoe to put a little more yeehaw in your step.

Long gloves

Can you feel more elegant than wearing a pair of long gloves with a slip dress? Although they are traditionally featured on runways, singers Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B and Olivia Rodrigo have worn them in their recent music videos. Release your inner Jessica Rabbit this fall and order yourself a pair of opera gloves from Amazon.

Shoulder bags 

After going viral on TikTok earlier this summer, it’s not a surprise that shoulder bags like Coach’s pillow tabby are popular in time for fall. Although some have argued that the designer brand has lost its impact in the last decade, the soft bag is a quaint size that will hold your valuables while simultaneously looking stylish. Have we mentioned that Megan Thee Stallion did the cutest advertisement for the bag? We're sold!

Bold rings 

Stacking a collection of monochromatic or golden rings on your fingers is a sign that you’ve got an up to date taste in fashion. Choose the ring that connects well with your aesthetic, and it will be a nice complement to your fit. Rings can be purchased on almost any shopping site now, but ASOS and Etsy have an excellent selection to choose from.

90s Hair Claw

The revival of 70s and 90s fashion includes the nostalgic accessories that complemented it. Although texturized hair and faux locs might not hold in the clip, a half-up/half-down braided style would be cute with an added hair claw. 

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