The past few seasons have ushered in endless talk of florals, graphics and stripes, so maybe it’s time for a new abstract pattern to come back up into the mainstream. Thanks to a heavy tortoise shell-accented collection from Alexander McQueen, and Michael Kors’ erstwhile use of the classic pattern, we’re seeing all kinds of lovely tortoise accessories. Of course, we just had to share and suggest you keep your favorite prints in your wardrobe while adding this one to the mix.
If you're thinking about going for the aristocratic loafer/slipper look, search no further than this pair right here. No one will confuse them with slippers that are best left at home, and the patent effect makes them that much more upscale.
$140 at Amazon.
The Kitten Heel
So sweet, so office or brunch date appropriate. Kitten heels are the next step up in our ubiquitous ballet flat era. Expect to see these all over the place come fall.
$298 at Bergdorf Goodman.
Shades of green are prefect to transition into cooler weather, and as we all know, a girl needs to protect her eyes from the sun regardless of temperature. These are chic and adorable at the same time.
$139.15 at ASOS.
Need a new pair of reading glasses? Or just want to add a sophisticated vibe to your already perfect vision? Tortoise frames are beyond classic. Go ahead, show off your smart side.
$245 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Box clutches are very right now. And next season, and the one after that, and then they're vintage. Get the hint? They'll never not be cool. This clutch has great styling and hardware details. Oh, and it comes with a chain strap you can use for your shoulder or tuck into the bag.
$98 at Piperlime.
Love this belt for its width, simplicity and its deviation from the typical black/brown format. The tortoise buckle adds style that keeps it from being boring.
$44 at Brooks Brothers.
Leave it to Tory Burch to create femininity wherever she can. This small bow will help to nip in your waist and draw eyes inward. I can see this on a flowing maxi and a pair of knee high boots, as well as on any of your basic office shifts.
$150 at Bergdorf Goodman.
It's bold, it's chic, it toes the line between masc and femme. Of course it's Michael Kors and I love, love, love it.
$85 at Zappos.
What's the point here? A geometric motif that harkens back to ancient design with a modern twist. A pendant necklace that you can wear every day. This will look amaze with gold, brown, white and cream pieces.
$125 at Macys.
This little bangle is available in several colors, each one is tres affordable too. Stack them together or wear them on their own. Even one will be a much loved accessory addition.
$25 at Simply Soles.