I've Seen a Lot of Accessories This Year, and These 24 Simply Excite Me

In my day-to-day work life, a lot of accessories grace my computer screen. I'm a fashion editor, so it's just part of the job description. While it's fun to look at pretty shoes and handbags on the regular, it also means that a particular piece has to be pretty darn good to stand out from the rest. This collection of accessories manages to do just that. 

Equal parts trendy, affordable, and elevated, the purses and shoes I'm highlighting below first got my attention after I noticed how expensive they look. (Spoiler: Everything is under $160.) Rich, jewel-toned satin and croc-embossed materials add a luxurious-looking effect that also pairs nicely with an array of cozy winter knits and shiny faux leather. Since I'm all about sticking to a budget (especially during the holiday season), these accessories quickly ascended to the top of my seasonal wish list. To see what all the hype is about, keep scrolling and pick out your favorite.

Kaia Shoulder Bag 

The textured faux-leather detailing is why this bag looks so pricey.

This really is the perfect-size bag to hit all those holiday parties.

If you're a minimalist, you'll want to get this in white.

Giselle Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

Photo:

@chainkyr

Ariana Croc Embossed Strappy Pumps

My collection of strappy heels is already exploding—I guess it's going to get bigger from here.

Carmen Faux Leather Shoulder Bag 

If you like to lug a lot of things around, you'll love this bag.

Right about now, I'm buying all of my accessories in both black and chocolate brown.

Iris Booties

Maeva Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

Who can say no to this gorgeous wine color?

I love a compact crossbody bag like this for being on the go after a workout class.

Logan Satin Shoulder Bag 

If you're looking for a different material to switch things up, might I suggest satin?

Valeria Pointed Toe Boots

Style these with a flowy midi skirt and a simple turtleneck.

Olivia Shoulder Bag

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: This is the color of the moment.

Ella Mules

Shearling lining feels so good in the midst of this chilly weather.

Isabella Patchwork Faux Leather Shoulder Bag 

Photo:

@bijanross

Sofia Croc Embossed Tote 

I always recommend a polished tote for work-related events.

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