6 Random Accessories That Are Trending Hard This Fall

Lauren Eggertsen
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When I say "random," I really mean it. Besides the stunning chunky choker movement and the grandma socks, the fall accessories trends ahead are probably not what you're expecting, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth writing home about. Here, you will not find shoe or bag trends, but instead, more micro-trends that still made a massive impact in the F/W 20 runway collections. Honestly, these kinds of new accessories are the ones that fashion girls end up loving most as it encourages them to get more creative with outfit ideation, and guess what? You're next.

Ahead you will find the six random fall accessories that are trending hard this fall. From harnesses to balaclavas, these fanciful add-ons might just end up being the match point for a good outfit or a great one. Scroll down to reach about all the new styles that should be on your radar and to shop our picks from each.

Pictured: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, Toga, and Prada

You're probably used to seeing ties mainly on men, but if the F/W20 runways showed us anything, it's that accessory is breaking down all current stereotypical gender norms. Pair the accessory with a suit, plain button-down, or over a simple T-shirt. While styling ties might feel tricky, the end result is very worth it.

Shop the trend:

Wandm Slim Skinny Tie ($14)

Brunello Cucinelli Wide Cotton Tie ($445)

Spring Notion Solid Color Satin Microfiber Tie ($16)

Pictured: Toga, Paco Rabanne, and Marine Serre

While this trend won't really become practical until winter comes, it was too prominent all throughout the fall and winter collections to not bring up now. Traditional uses would tell you to put balaclavas on to stay warm, but the runways told us to put them on to look forward. So we're going with the latter for now.

Shop the trend:

Acne Studios Intarsia-Knit Balaclava ($170)

Paco Rabanne Ribbed Knit Balaclava ($358)

Cashmere in Love Pompom Urban Balaclava ($245)

Pictured: Richard Malone; Michael Kors, and Fendi

We saw harnesses bubble as a micro-trend last spring as a member of the lingerie trend family that was truly everywhere. This fall, however, harnesses took a step away from the lingerie world and into the ready-to-wear one. Spotted atop suits, dresses, and more, this kitschy accessory is one that is guaranteed to amplify any fall look, hands-down.

Shop the trend:

Off-White Leather Belt ($304)

Ann Demeulemeester Kenya Harness Belt ($511)

ASOS Stud Detail Harness Belt With Zip Detail in Black ($32)

Pictured: Marc Jacobs, Coach, and Dior

Here at Who What Wear, we love a good grandma trend, and this season, one of the easiest grandma trends to pull off is knee-high socks. Styled with everything from pumps to boots and back again, these lengthier socks have proven to add that "half prep-school half grandmother" vibe to any fall outfit you have on deck.

Shop the trend:

Gucci GG Pattern Socks ($155)

H&M 2-Pack Knee Socks ($10)

Wolford Dylan Net Knee High Stockings ($33)

Pictured: Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Balmain

It's been a minute since we've seen chokers have a major moment, but this season, it was nearly impossible to miss them. Chunky chains certainly dominated the scene but sculptural and colorful styles didn't fall far behind.

Shop the trend:

Mango Link Chain Necklace ($40)

Rosantica Canasta Gold-Tone Faux Pearl Choker ($365)

Ami Bell Necklace ($605)

Pictured: Rodarte, Off-White, and Lanvin

Could this trend be more relevant right now given the state of the world? I think not. It is quite a coincidence that lengthy opera gloves accompanied look after look on the fall runways and we can't wait to see how you style them yourselves in the coming months.

Shop the trend:

Manokhi Elbow-Length Gloves ($402)

Zaza Bridal Long Shiny Stretch Satin Dress Gloves ($7)

Amato Matinee in Camel ($231)

Next up, shop the seven fall outfits that will hopefully make you miss summer less.

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