Accessories are the key to updating your new-season wardrobe, without blowing the budget. Shop our edit of must-have styles, all for under £100...
With autumn fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about our new wardrobes, and the best place to start is with accessories.
A few key items can completeley transform your current wares into something altogether more chic, and is by far the best way to tap into the new-season trends, without blowing the budget. And with that in mind, we’ve scoured the high street to find the coolest accessories, all for under £100.
There are more than a few suprises in store accessory-wise for AW14, think faux-fur, super-fluffy bags to baseball caps worn with casualwear, and even military-style camo has made an appearance. Or if it’s something more classic you’re after, you’re in luck, for tortoiseshell sunnies, pointed ankle boots and top handle totes in rich autumnal hues all look set to stay.
Click through to see our edit of the best buys, all for under £50…
First up, H&M.Leopard is our favourite animal print this season, and the easiest way to wear it? A pair of slip-on trainers, of course.
We love a retro pair of sunnies, and this cool tortoiseshell pair are oh-so-cool, and an absolute bargain too.
Black pointed boots like this pair from Zara are a great choice for autumn. Team these with midi skirts, jeans and even culottes.
Brighten up your bag and go for this bold orange zip-top purse. Store receipts, coins or even make-up – this leather lovely is a total bargain.
Statement earrings are the quickest and cheapest way to add a chic edge to your look, and Whistles have totally nailed it with this pair. Add a bold lip to complete your look.
Baseball caps are back, yep it’s official, swap your trilby for a cap and add instant cool points to your look. This one if our fave.
if you’re looking for something statement – look no further. Wear this over a grey marl sweater with skinny jeans and trainers to nail your off-duty look.
Loafers are set to be big for AW14, and if you don’t fancy going for black, why not try this chic navy pair from Next instead?
Add a hint of colour to your look and go for this bowling bag. Green is such a super-versatile colour, and this luxe-looking style will work with almost anything in your current wardrobe.
We were bowled over when we laid eyes on this designer-style bracelet. Not only is this piece super-wearable, but for just £8, we plan to buy two.
Box bags are ideal for any occasion, and this one from Skinny Dip is a great choice. Wear across the body, or tuck in the strap and style as a clutch bag.
Belt-up for autumn, for a cinched-in waist is the silhouette of choice among us fashion-folk. This luxe-looking slim style from Jack Wills is a great choice.
Berry boots are the ideal alternative to fail-safe black, and getting yourself a cool new-season style like this will work wonders for your wardrobe.
Work the camouflage trend into all areas of your wardrobe and give this brolly from Gap a go. We guarantee this will liven up even the greyest day.
Monochrome, mini and printed – we love this cross-body bag from Zara.
A great alternative to hoops, these chain-link earrings are both cool and easy to wear, making them high on our wish-list. Wear everyday, with everything in your wardrobe.
If you want a designer-looking watch, but don’t have a designer budget – why not try this navy style from ASOS?
Phone cases can liven up even the most boring phone calls, and this pink and red one might just be our favourite.
Tanned, duffle and a bargain – what’s not to love about this 70’s style bag?
Alexa is a big fan of the pointed flat, as are we, and if you fancy looking uber chic without the help of a pair of heels, why not try this pair?
Work rose gold into your wardrobe and snap up this geometric cuff from Cos. We’re wearing ours with a bold red manicure.
We were convinced this black tote bag was that of a high-end designer, so we were more than pleased when we found out it’s actualy from Next, and can be all yours for just £34. Sold.
If you’re not convinced by the camo trend, why not go for a skinny belt instead? Wear over a navy jumper dress to nail this trend.
Adding a chic pair of earrings like this to your everyday jewellery collection can instantly amp up your look. And for just £15 – these are too hard to refuse.
We love a wooden heeled ankle boot, and this pair tick all the right boxes. Wear with everything in your current wardrobe.
We love leopard, and we love this clutch bag. Wear with a navy knit, some blue distressed denim and a red lip to really offset your animal print.
Channel the ladylike look with this super-chic top-handle bag from M&S.
Cos is the destination for cool, minimal jewellery, and this chic ring proves it.
Wear this black leather belt, complete with metal detailing, over your winter coat and watch it transform into something altogether cooler in an instant.
Inject a hit of colour into your outerwear wardrobe and go for this printed scarf from Whistles. We reckon this beautiful green style would work best with nautral shades of navy, cream and grey.
This burnt orange fedora would look amazing teamed with a dove grey coat, lashings of knitwear and some new-season ankle boots.
Add a hint of glamour to your look with this jewelled bracelet. Team with a black manicure to really offset this beautiful piece.
Need we say anything about this cool jewel case? Snap it up, pronto.
Gold heels are a sure-fire way to liven up your LBD, and this barely-there pair from ASOS is a great choice.
Two-tone, top-handle and with a handy shoulder strap – H&M have really thought of all our handbag needs with this one.
Keep your hair super-sleek and snap up this super-cool fedora from Zara.
River Island have nailed the new-season slip on trainer with this pair. Team these with some ankle-grazing jeans and an oversized mens jumper to complete your look.
Bag yourself a designer-style mens watch, without blowing the budget and head to Next to see their super-cool selection. This one is our top pick.
Pastels are big news for the new-season, so much so, we’re thinking this top-handle tote bag from Topshop is a worthy investment.
Go bling or go home, that’s our motto when it comes to phone cases. This style is available to fit both the iPhone 4, and the iPhone 5.
Warehouse’s jewellery collection is worth a look if it’s something fashion-forward pieces your after, that woin’t cost a fortune. This floral jewel necklace is our favourite.
We love a hard working pair of heels, and we love this metallic pair from Zara. Wear with your LBD dress for the evening, or team with boyfriend jeans and a breton for off-duty dressing.
Statement necklaces are still high up on our list iof must-have accessory styles, and this one from Topshop is a winner.
Bold box bags like this will transform your look in a second. Team with a grey coat and jeans to complete your look.
We love a unique necklace here at Marie Claire HQ, and this powder blue woven style from Cos is right up there. Wear over a grey cashmere jumper for maximum results.
Wear on it’s own, or layer with lots of other lovely bangles.
Channel your inner Kate Moss and go for this black suede fringed bag. Team with a leather jacket for maxmimum results.
Beat the end-of-summer chill and get ahead for autumn by snaping up this lovely pastel scarf from Zara.
Friendship bracelets look set to stick around for a while yet, so we reckon snapping up a few more to add to our ever-growing collection wouldn’t be a bad idea. Staring with this one from Whistles.
This season we’re loving all things fluffy. So naturally we couldn’t resist including this high-end style clutch into the mix.
Tan has made quite the comeback this season thanks to the return of 70’s styling, and we think this chic top handle tote is a great way to tap into the trend.
A quick way to take your look day to night, the ear cuff is oh-so-cool, and this one is a total bargain, too.
Pony is big news for autumn, and this pointed pair of boots is our top pick.
We love berry tones, so much so, we’re swapping our fail-safe black handbag in favour of this top-handle tote from Zara.
When the weather isn’t on your side, try popping on a chic fedora like this.
The sloaney knee boot has had a new-season makeover and as a result is looking better than ever. This flat black suede pair will be a weekend wardrobe hero.
Don’t let your travelcard let you down on the style front. This Whistles card holder is guarenteed to make even the most boring journey that little bit cooler.
Yep, a fluffy clutch is the accessory for autumn. This one if our top pick.
Black Chelsea boots look even cooler when you opt for a heeled pair. Team yours with some cut-off ankle-grazing jeans and a chunky cream knit.
Embellished earrings are set to replace the statement necklace this season, and we can see why. Wear yours with a white shirt for maximm results.
We reckon these gold heels look oh so spenny, but are actually from Topshop. What’s not to love?
Burgundy, leather and a duffle? What’s not to love?
Update your shopper collection with this stylish perforated version from Warehouse.
We love loafers, and this pair from Whistles is pretty high up there on our list.
Faux fur stoles don’t always have to be classic, no, we’re in favour of super-statement styles like this to brighten up your old coat in an instant.
As the cold weather draws in, we’re thinking about all the cool cosy items we get to wear as a result. And this fun bobble hat is a great choice.
Stripes are so cool, and we think this workwear style scarf will be the perfect finishing touch for your leather jacket look.
As ever, monochrome is always a safe bet when it comes to accessories, and this pair of flat loafers are pretty chic.
Fedoras are a great alternative to bobble hats if you’re looking for something a little more style-led, and Reiss have totally nailed it with this one.
Fluffy, black and a cool cap design – yep, there is nothing we don’t love here.
Want a super-wide brim hat that’s not black? Look no further.
Gloves don’t get much cooler than this. Team with a chic grey coat to nail your winter look.
Go for a flat black boot like this and watch your off-duty wardrobe transform in an instant.
Tan cross body bags like this are ideal for throwing on over a winter coat. We reckon this would look amazing over a navy coat with a cream chunky knit jumper.
A firm favourite among the fash-pack, the monochrom trainer is a worthy investment for your wardrobe if you want to score some style points. And this pair from Nike is our favourite.
A leather watch is set to rule the new-season and snapping up a great one doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This Olivia Burton one is super-cool, and can be all yours for under £100.
Gold rings can add an instant hit of cool to your look, and we think this chunky gold ring will do just that.
Want a pair of gloves that are cosy, too? This is the pair to go for.
Belts are a worthy investment for the new-season, and none more worthy than this one from Isabel Marant. Wear over your winter cool for a super-cool look.
Go classic and snap up this fur stole from Jigsaw. A great chocie for eveningwear.
Can’t find the perfect everyday watch? Why not try this one.
This season calls for all things animal print, and this cross-body bag is right up there on our wish-lsit.
Kate Moss knows a good scarf, and this silky style proves just that. Wear with a camel coat for maximum results.
Bowler bags have made an unexpected comeback, and we couldn’t be happier. Go for this chic black style and wear with everything in your current wardrobe.
Shearling wil always be a good choice for the chilly months, and we’re turning to accessories like this to get our fix.
Fancy just a hint of faux-fur? Try this key ring and pop on your day bag for instant cool points.
Mittens have never looked so cool. This neutral pair from Hobbs will work with everything in your current wardrobe.
Pouch bags like this will replace your clutch bag this autumn, and we love Jigsaw’s version.
Belts are a must for autumn, and if you want something statement, look to this black chunky version from Hobbs.
Could there be a more cosy hat? This cashmere style also comes with a cool leopard print design. What’s not to love?
Let your phone be as stylish as your other accessories and snap up this chevron phone case from H&M.
Camel and pink go oh-so-well together, and this purse-friendly style from H&M proves just that.
Want a cool clutch for the evening? This is the one to go for.
If you love animal print but don’t want to go all out, why not try this monochrome version.
Up the ante and invest in this statement necklace from Coast. Wear over your cosy knit for an instant glam look.
Liven up your LBD and go for this pair of drop earrings from Coast.
One thing getting us excited for the cold weather? It has to be those cool fedoras. And they needn’t cost a fortune either, this black version from River Island is our favourite.
A luxe-looking bracelet like this will make even the simplest of outfits look super-stylish in an instant.
We love mini bags, and we also love colour block so this really is a winner on all fronts.