Posted: Sep 12, 2013 10:00 AM
Accessories are the perfect way to morph your summer T-shirts and a pair of jeans into trendy fall fashion. Jewelry trends allow you to change your look with your mood, even if you can't decide between rocker chic or pretty in pearls.

The blank canvas

Your favorite jeans and a figure-conscious white T-shirt are the foundation of one of fall's easiest looks. Add a pair of black flats or wedges, and you have a blank canvas for accessories — the easiest way to change your entire look.

Ladylike glam

Pearl necklaces are the ultimate staple in ladylike accessories, but trends this fall add a little extra glamour to sophisticated basics.

Fall accessories ladylike glam

  1. A vintage — or vintage-looking! — cocktail ring is a bold surprise, and you can find them everywhere from antique stores to jewelry kiosks in the mall. This 1930s vintage ring is topaz glass in a flower setting, and topaz is a fabulous color to add a bit of fall flavor to your wardrobe (Etsy, $72).
  2. The ribbon tie keeps this Short Gold Bead and Crystal Bib Necklace from being too formal (LOFT, $30). There are a lot of modern trends working together — mixed metals, luxe details, rhinestone accents — to make this necklace a modern, elegant statement.
  3. The Açaí Berry Wrap Bracelet from Simply Om combines dyed açaí seeds and copper glass beads for a delicate color homage to the look of pearls (Simply Om, $26). Simply Om is dedicated to using fair trade practices and eco-friendly products — this particular bracelet is made by artisan communities in Ecuador.

Complete the look^

Once you've chosen your fall accessories, complete the look with a button-front cardigan over your T-shirt or swap out a great pair of kitten heels for your basic black flats.

Rocker chic

On days you're feeling a little on the edge, let out your inner rock goddess with these punk-inspired accessories. One of the fun things about rocker chic accessories is you can decide to add a little or a lot — the look is about unexpected twists, so it's basically error-proof.

Fall accessories Rocker chic

  1. An armful of bracelets is an easy way to try out an edgy look. Start with this High-Voltage Curb Chain Bracelet and add additional bangles or leather-tie bracelets until you feel like picking up a microphone and taking the stage for your solo (Forever 21, $7).
  2. Started by two friends with opposite style preferences, chloe + isabel is the perfect shop for this fall's fashion trends. Chloe brings her edgy style sensibilities to these Rocker Chic Spike Fringe Earrings (chloe + isabel, $32).
  3. Gemma Redux jewelry combines natural stones, mixed metals and a creative, experimental vision to create jewelry seen on some of Hollywood's most fashion-forward stars. The Jac Necklace makes a fabulous statement that can be dressed down for daily wear or dressed up for more formal occasions (Gemma Redux, $369).

Complete the look^

To take your rocker chic look to the next level, trade your favorite jeans for black skinnies, add a detailed leather jacket or find a daring pair of sky-high, studded stilettos — just be sure you're not on playground duty that afternoon!

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