1. Fringe Benefits
Unleash your inner hippie with this JJ Winters fringe bag in gray suede. The satchel’s studded metal detailing, gold clasp, and long, braided strap add modern twists to this ’60s look. Tote it around to fall’s music festivals and picnics in the park. $473 at Boutique To You.
2. Boot Camp
City and country girls alike know that good walking boots are an essential item in every wardrobe. This season, sport these stack-heeled leather booties by Boutique 9 with a sundress or skinny jeans, and meander through October’s open art studios in style. $200 at Bloomingdale’s, 845 Market St. (at Fourth), 415-856-5300.
3. Off the Cuff
Chan Luu’s accessories have been celebrity favorites since the designer first launched her eponymous jewelry collection in 1996. This tribal leather cuff, embellished with coral and turquoise semiprecious stones, adds unexpected color to your outfit. $350 at Jest Jewels, 1869 Union St. (at Laguna), 415-563-8839.
4. Birds of a Feather
San Francisco designer Alyssa Nicole’s arrowhead necklace is an accessory with attitude. A stone totem is paired with red and brown feathers hung from black leather. Layer the pendant over a simple white tee for an ensemble that’s casual yet provocative. $19 at Alyssa Nicole.
5. Stone Cold
Who’s to say your rock has to be a diamond? While turquoise can be underwhelming in predictable Southwestern settings, this Dara Ettinger ring with 24-karat gold plating makes a bold and earthy statement. $98 at BellJar, 3187 16th St. (at Guerrero), 415-626-1749.
6. Native Element
Bring a touch of Navajo to Northern California with this oversized thief & BANDIT scarf. Printed with water-based, nontoxic ink on baby jersey, this wrap can be worn loosely around your neck or on your head bandana-style for a true cowboy look. $48 at Mira Mira, 3292 22nd St. (at Valencia), 415-648-6513.
7. High Waisted
Once a purely functional accessory, the belt has become a unique expression of style. Wear this wide Calleen Cordero studded leather belt over a dress to accentuate your figure, or pair it with a loose top to provide shape. $325 at Barneys New York, 77 O’Farrell St. (at Stockton),