Even though our coffees still require ice in the afternoon and the idea of wearing long sleeves seems a thousand miles away, September is, indeed, upon us. With it comes the desire to swap our brighter pieces in favor of shades that speak to our sense of fall spirit.
Despite the towering temps, seasonal tones of luscious wine, fabrics of army green suede and playful fringe accents will send you straight into an autumnal state of mind.
Divinely designed, the DVF cross-body bag will be your full time companion. Brimming with personality, the lining of the bag and underside of the strap are red, and the cross-body strap is removable for use as a clutch. FeBe, 474 Metairie Road, Suite 102, 835-5250, FebeClothing.com
Sparkle and shine into September with an exquisite pair of shimmering 100 CZ cluster earrings set in rhodium. Albert Brown Salon, 3424 Magazine St., 861-0090, AlbertBrownSalon.com
The chic open toed Poca Fringe Bootie with exposed heel detail will have you stepping lightly into September. Haus 131, 5517 Magazine St., 885-2333, Haus131.com
A treat for your trousers, show off your artistic interest with a pair of Hot Sox inspired by Gustav Klimt’s famous kiss painting. California Drawstrings, 812 Royal St., 523-1371; 3650 Magazine St., 702-8515; CaliforniaDrawstrings.com
Reminding that wine isn’t just for sipping, this romantic Victorian Lace camisole by Only Hearts makes a perfect peek-a-boo beneath a light V-neck. Trashy Diva, 2048 Magazine St., 299-8777; 537 Royal St., 522-4233; TrashyDiva.com
The Hurricane Katrina 10 year anniversary line of pendants, couture charms and earrings from Cristy’s Collection speaks to style and substance. Proceeds from each purchase go to Animal Rescue New Orleans. Available at CristyCali.com and at Adler’s New Orleans.
Celebrate the heart of New Orleans with a NOLA Couture Jackson Square necktie. One hundred percent silk, each is 58 inches long and 3.5 inches wide. Feet First, 4122 Magazine St., 899-6800; 526 Royal St., 569-0005; 200 Metairie Road, 324-2194; FeetFirstStores.com
Tote everything from your iPad to your cosmetic bag in The Sandrine from Clare V. Available in army green (pictured) and grey suede; the classic top handle bag will keep your essentials compartmentalized. Haute, 725 Magazine St., 522-8687, HauteNola.com
Athletically inclined men can get a fashionable leg up on weekend wear with classic American shorts suited for guys with muscular legs. Brix Apparel, WearBrix.com