PUBLISHED : Monday, 06 September, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 06 September, 2004, 12:00am

Beautiful handbags, heavenly hats and fabulous footwear. The accessories to get the look for those chilly days are....

Bag it

Look out for architectural designs and boxy shapes in rich leathers, exotic skins and lush fabrics. Bold prints, encrusted jewels and chain handles are also big news. Hold on to your clutch, day and night.

Shoe business

The round-toe pump dominates the season. Wedge heels, T-straps, peep toes and strappy platform sandals are a good alternative. Crocodile skin adds polish. Riding-style, knee-high boots with a round toe and sturdy heel complement jodhpurs, crop pants and knee-length skirts. 'There is a luxurious mix of materials between croc, python, pony, tweed and stones. Must-have shoes are something round toe,' says Alice Wong, vice-president of merchandising at the Pedder Group.

Hats off

The boldest way to top your autumn look and protect you against the winter chill. Romantic floppies, boyish caps and berets, sultry fedoras and tilted trilbies get top billings.

Bling on

Take a shine to sparkly baubles and flashy gems. Chunky and bold necklaces are also prominent with a vintage or folkloric feel and in a multitude of colours.


Waistlines are nipped in with thin or wide belts and ribbons tied around skirts, coats, jumpers and everything else.