Jewel tones are autumn’s way of injecting color into the darker pieces of one’s wardrobe. Why limit yourself to your coat or sweater? Excellent accessories come in many fall colors, but it’s hard to beat the deep cranberry of these patent Alias Mae ankle boots. Its T-straps are suspended with the help of circular silver hardware, and the exposed heels are ideal for Louisiana’s warmer introduction to the holiday season.

Shoe La La, 1921 Kaliste Saloom Road, Suite 119, Lafayette, 337-984-8618,

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A black beret is the dark cherry atop fall outfits

The color black is elegant and modest, striking and nonchalant. The contradictions of French style echo these sentiments by drawing attention without asking. It gives the impression of uncomplicated cool. Take a nod from the original cool girl’s playbook with a woven black beret, like this piece from Amuse Society. For the fall fashion maven who doesn’t want hat hair, the black beret is the perfect hat.

Hemline, 1910 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, 337-406-1119,

Fall fashion brings heavier textures into our wardrobes. However, Louisiana weather doesn’t require as much protection from the elements. Dabble in trends with accessories that are a fit for autumn in the south.