By Michele Smith
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What to wear is a question that most fashionistas ponder on a daily basis. However, when getting back to the basics, sometimes it really is not all about the clothes. Accessories matter. How does one look like a model with or without a model budget? Here are a couple items to compliment any wardrobe while making you look like you are ready to strut down a runway. If you want to look like a model and have time to dress up, take notice of these accessory tips.

The earring fashion accessory message for fall is clear – studs are quite over. What are exactly are the earring trends for this fall? One choice that is simple yet provocative are earrings by Lele Sadoughi featuring gold-plated brass, dyed howlite and sandstone. Irene Neuwirth is also a great earring accessory pick, with styles featuring multi-color sapphire, diamond and rose gold earrings. One should keep in mind though; the Neuwirth design line is price available upon product request. Another popular trend, especially a favorite of Nordstrom’s fans, is the Lara Melchior collection featuring gold, vermeil and diamond earrings. Be sure to keep an eye on these trends, as if they are not in your budget you can definitely find these trendy replicas in other big box stores and this way you can look like a model while staying within your budget.

statement earings
statement earings
statement earings

With fall fashion in full force, bags and shoes according to Vogue are in maximalist mode this season. First and foremost, meet the “furse”. First furry shoes hit the runway, which were immediately followed by the bags. Designers who are getting into the furry action include Versace, Michael Kors,  Tod’s Salvatore Ferragamo, Simone Rocha, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and Loewe to name a few. The furry purse is simply a great way to amp up the luxury factor of any look. For fall, the fashionable shoes are a hip twist on the everyday hiking boot. The new boots are practical with a punkish edge and are the perfect accessory whether the boots are flat or have a heel. Leading designers pushing this trend include Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Rag & Bone, Prada, and Maison Margiela, among many others.

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gucci fur shoes
puma fur

Another purse trend and perfect model accessory certainly is not your grandmothers purse, but goes with the theme that something old, can truly be something new. Fall is definitely sporting heirloom and dainty purses that are certain to draw attention. Designers pushing this trend include Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli and Lanvin. Returning to shoes, you definitely will need to pull off your model walk if you want to strut in this fall’s fashionable platform shoes. The platforms befitting Bowie itself, are being designed by Marc Jacobs, Rochas, Balenciaga and Mary Katrantzou.


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marc jacobs platform shoes


balenciaga platform shoes

Finally yet importantly, if you have a flair for fashion and want to look like a model; this fall is all about headpieces, trinkets and pins. Yes, you can accessorize your hair and look runway ready at the same time. Prada’s Lilliputian clip-on dairies are quiet popular and hair accessories are a very simple, yet charming way to add something extra to any look.