Sometimes all you need to take a ho-hum transitional outfit – because while September means cooler weather for many people, often in New Orleans it stays hot here well into “fall” – is the perfect accessory. Be ready to look like you just stepped out of the pages of your favorite fashion magazine by adding one – or a few – of these accessories to your closet.
The dress to base all your accessories around, this Audrey Mini Dress in Trashy Diva’s exclusive Grand Fleur Collection will take you from day to night and from summer to fall.
Trashy Diva, 537 Royal St. & 2048 Magazine St., 299-3939, TrashyDiva.com
Looking as good with your favorite beach cover-up as it does a tuxedo suit, this necklace will upgrade your outfit without breaking the bank.
Haus 131, 5517 Magazine St., 885-2333, Haus131.com
Pair this Chelsea tote in ruby Bedford by MZWallace with your favorite dark denim and a crisp white blouse for an outfit that will turn heads.
Perlis Ladies’ Boutique, 6070 Magazine St., 895-8661, Perlis.com
Be comfortable and chic at your favorite game in these black-and-gold mirrored sunglasses by Krewe du Optic; NFL-approved cross-body bags and fitted “Team NOLA” shirt, all by Flying Fox; and black “Double Up” Keds – all locally designed.
Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., 899-6800; 526 Royal St., 569-0005; 200 Metairie Road, Suite 102, Metairie, 324-9124; FeetFirstStores.com
Top off your favorite look with this rugged yet feminine felt hat; you’ll catch everyone’s head turning.
Haute Boutique, 725 Magazine St., 522-8687, HauteNola.com
A statement necklace can upgrade your favorite T-shirt and jeans from working around the house to a night on the town. This necklace is made from an antique furniture drawer pull with copper chain tassels and crystal rhinestone details, with a chain comprised of vintage Lucite, glass beads and gold.
Jess Leigh Jewels, 644-8462, JessLeighJewels.com
This Guess black faux-leather San Jose satchel includes polished hardware and a red zippered trim that can be dressed up or down, and will lend an air of refinement and edginess to any outfit.
Guess Factory Store, The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, 500 Port of New Orleans Place, Suite 146, 523-9244, GuessFactory.com
Every outfit needs a little bling, and this 14 karat gold and diamond “X” ring – containing round brilliant cut diamonds prong set in an “X” design – gives some shine and edge to your look – even if you’re rocking workout clothes.
Hiller Jewelry, 923 Metairie Road, Metairie, 837-8200, HillerJewelry.com
Pull your look together, literally, with these NOLA Couture belts in a variety of patterns, including LSU paws, Saints fleurs-de-lis and Tulane green waves.
NOLA Couture, 2928 Magazine St., 319-5959, NolaCouture.com