September 27, 2023


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When we are putting together outfits, please don’t forget the icing on the cake. I’m not a huge fan of cake if it doesn’t have icing, and I feel the same way about my outfits. What is the icing??? Accessories are the icing, and they complete your outfit, helping you to look polished and put-together. So, here are several fall handbags and accessories for all occasions that will give you that polished look but won’t break your budget.


When I do posts like this, they are intended to make your life easier. I’m doing the guesswork and legwork for you by scouring the websites and showing you items that I like. Some items I order myself, some I already own, and some I already have something similar. When people ask me what takes up the most time in creating a post, it is always ordering and finding products. It takes HOURS!!! I hope this post helps you and that you find it beneficial.

Fall Handbags

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a hunter green handbag from Amazon

Soft Faux Leather Tote Bag

I love handbags, and there are very few styles that I don’t like. However, a tote is probably my favorite style of handbag because it can hold my huge zip wallet, phone, and the other 735 items I feel like I need to take with me everywhere I go. I love the color of this one, but it is available in other shades.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a quilted caramel handbag with a chain from Amazon

Cassette Chain Women’s Crossbody Handbag

When Joe and I go out on a date night, I will sometimes carry a small woven handbag like this. I am partial to a camel/caramel handbag, and the gold chain detail is huge this fall.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a black shoulder handbag from Amazon

Black Studded Shoulder Bag

This black studded shoulder bag appeals to my motorcycle momma style. Did you know I had a motorcycle momma style? Lol! I love an outfit with a black moto jacket, a graphic tee, a pair of distressed jeans, and pearl studded moto boots. This handbag would look perfect for that vibe.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a brown handbag with a black stripe from Amazon

Leather Shopper Tote Purse Handbag

If I only could pick ONE handbag for this fall, here would be my choice. It is medium size, so not too big and not too small. I also love that it is suede, which is a great look for fall. Plus, the black and brown combo allows it to go with everything!


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a quilted crossbody handbag from Amazon

Faux Leather Crossbody Bag w/chain detail

This crossbody bag also has the popular chain detail. When I’m shopping or going to a crowded area, I love wearing a crossbody for peace of mind. I’m also absent-minded and prone to forgetting my handbag at a restaurant, so a crossbody is perfect for me.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a black handbag with a gold V from Amazon

Classic Top Handle Handbag

Pure elegance! Those are the first words that come to mind when I look at this satchel. I love the versatility of carrying it by the handles or using the strap. This is a bag that can be dressed up or down, so you wouldn’t have to constantly be changing out handbags; you could wear it with almost everything. The bag comes in a lot of colors, including a gorgeous Fuschia one that you’ll wish you bought next summer.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a brown hobo handbag with a gold V from Amazon

Vegan Leather Crossbody Bag w/Guitar Strap

This style strap is so popular. They call them guitar straps, and you will also see them on Louis Vuitton and other high-end handbags.


Acrylic Evening Clutch bag

Acrylic Evening Clutch bag

Weddings, events, parties, or whenever you want to feel glamorous, call for a fancy handbag. I’m a fan of vintage lucite bags, so this one spoke to me. You don’t need to carry the 735 items, so a small clutch works.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a brown satchel handbag from Amazon

Top Handle Bag with Decorative Chain Embellishments

I recently discovered this brand, and I own several handbags by them. They all have a style factor that I love and are budget-friendly. The lock and key chain embellishments give the bag character and style.


Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is showing a black multi zip crossbody handbag from Amazon

Leather Sling Bab w/zip compartments

This bag is practical and has crazy reviews and orders. I could see this being a great bag for the airport since you could use the zip compartments for your ticket or passport. I hate fumbling through my handbag when I need something quickly.

Handbags are accessories, and I carry them every day. However, there are a lot of other fall accessories you can use to complete an outfit. Some of these picks are for comfort and warmth, and others are just for style.


Fall Accessories

Fall Accessories from Amazon

4 Pack Retro Panama Hat Wool Fedora Hat with Belt Buckle

I sure wish I had seen these before I went to Nashville. I felt like a duck out of the water without a hat, and these would have been perfect. A hat isn’t something I wear often, so I don’t want to spend a lot of money on them.

Blanket Scarf from Amazon

Soft Chunky Large Blanket Scarves

This is a practical, warm, and stylish pick. Blanket scarves were all the rage for several years, and they aren’t nearly as popular now. However, these serve a purpose, and that is to keep you neck and chest warm; plus they are great for finishing an outfit. The colors in the scarf tie and outfit together, and that is why I still pull these out every fall.

Leopard cuff bracelet

Leopard Multi-Layer Magnetic Buckle Cuff Bracelet 

This Leopard bracelet is so pretty, and I think it would be perfect for adding a tiny touch of animal print to your look. The gold, brown, and black print look elegant, and this will elevate a casual look. If you are wondering WHAT ANIMAL PRINTS ARE IN STYLE FOR FALL 2022, be sure to read my recent post.

Slouchy Beanie From Amazøn

Chunky Soft Oversized Cable Knit Slouchy Beanie

This is another practical, warm, and stylish pick. When your head gets cold, your whole body freezes. This chunky knit beanie will keep your head warm, and the slouchy beanie style looks adorable.

boots socks from Amazon

Thick Warm Socks Cozy Crew Socks For Boots

I feel the same way about my feet; I hate having cold feet, so these boot socks are a must in late fall and winter. Socks are not something I enjoy wearing (I’m not sure why), but warmth and comfort usually win, especially when I’m wearing uninsulated boots.

Velvet Baseball Cap from Amazon

Classic Style Velvet Baseball Cap

Oh, how I wish I looked good in baseball caps!!! This velvet one is PERFECT for a casual fall look and when you’re having a bad hair day. Wouldn’t this cap be so cute at a football game or even out shopping for Christmas? Did you know it is only 87 days until Christmas??? Did I just hear a collective gasp? Lol!

Backpack Satchel from Amazon

Satchel Bag Travel Backpack Handbag and Purse 2Pcs

Backpack handbags are very popular right now, and I just got one by Aimee Kestenberg that I can’t wait to carry. I liked this one since it is more budget-friendly, but I also love the color combination. The lighter-colored center stripe and straps are what caught my eye. The addition of the wristlet is an added perk!

Satin Fall Scarf from Amazon

Lightweight Satin Scarf Fashion Designer Scarf  

As I mentioned earlier, I like using a scarf to tie an outfit together. The beautiful fall colors in this scarf would look fabulous with the reefer coat I styled in my post on Fall and Winter Coats for 2022. That coat was fairly expensive, but I just received this one that looks very similar for 1/3 of the price.

layered necklace set from Amazon

Layered Necklace Set

Dainty and layered necklaces are popular right now. The initial pendants are trending, so this necklace set checks off all of the boxes. I like the different style chains, and the initial pendant is perfect. The S was my pick for this one, but I chose a T for the Kendra Scott Reversible Pendant Necklace.

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