From shoulder-high shearling leather gloves (Saint Laurent) to bejewelled knit headbands (Chanel), the accessory game on the runways of Paris Fashion Week AW17 was well-played indeed. If you thought that cold season accessories only equate sky-high boots and the occasional too-fancy-to-wear-out headgear, scroll down to prepare for your wardrobe-clearing shenanigans and shopping wishlists.

 

Hair accessories wise, leather berets (Dior) and gilded headbands (Elie Saab) are perfect add-ons for the tough yet feminine aesthetic that we can't get enough of. But if you're more of a jewellery girl, it's time to put away those dainty minimalist stuff you've been wearing for statement-making big earrings circa the '70s (Miu Miu) and gilded bird brooches (Lanvin) that would elevate any blouse to evening territory. While it's hard to move past thigh-highs booties, why not opt for Dries Van Noten's all-white retro-like pair or go against the grain with Maison Margiela's iconic split-toe boots? But what we love about this season is that there's a bag for every occasion. We're thinking roomy bread-motif totes at Loewe and geometric shaped beauties at Céline for the daytime—and to create a buzz at the next social gathering on your calendar, rock up with snazzy rocketship minaudières from Chanel and side mirror clutches from Balenciaga.

 

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