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Fall fashion tips: The five hottest looks that will carry you from now through the new season

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Kendra Scott Silver Cuff
Wear a cuff in the summer with a light and cool sun dress or pair it with a blazer to add pizzazz to a fall look. Kendra Scott's Mischa Cuff Bracelet in silver, $130. kendrascott.com
'Noralee' Bootie- Dolce Vita
Wear booties in the summer with a floral dress or patterned shorts and rock them in the fall with a pair of your favorite jeans. aupe 'Noralee' Bootie, $188.95, Dolce Vita. shop.nordstrom.com
A Peace Treaty-Rondelle & Chain Necklace
Whether you're going out for the evening or headed to the office, the choker necklace gives your look an eye-catching boost. Rondelle & chain Necklace, $405, Saks Fifth Avenue. saksfifthavenue.com
Rebecca Minkoff slip on sneakers
From studded shoes to metallic stunners, there is a style for every look and every occasion. Rebecca Minkoff Slip On Sneakers , $195. bloomingdales.com
Claire Vivier foldover clutch in blush snake-Shopsaintcloud
The clutch is an essential item, going from day to night, and a must in every woman’s closet all-year long. Clare Vivier foldover clutch in blush snake, $215. shopsaintcloud.com
Michael Kors leather wrap bracelet
Michael Kors black leather wrap Bracelet, $115. michaelkors.com
Vince Camuto- 'Mapps' Bootie
Vince Camuto, saddle 'Mapps' bootie, $128.95. shop.nordstrom.com
Crystal spike necklace-Jcrew
Crystal Spike necklace, $140, JCrew. jcrew.com
Tory Burch flat slip on sneakers
Tory Burch flat slip on sneakers , $165. bloomingdales.com
Madison Ave. 2 Park Avenue exotic large bella pouch
Kate Spade, Madison Ave. 2 Park Avenue exotic large deep caramel bella pouch, $278. katespade.com
Kendra Scott Silver Cuff
'Noralee' Bootie- Dolce Vita
A Peace Treaty-Rondelle & Chain Necklace
Rebecca Minkoff slip on sneakers
Claire Vivier foldover clutch in blush snake-Shopsaintcloud
Michael Kors leather wrap bracelet
Vince Camuto- 'Mapps' Bootie
Crystal spike necklace-Jcrew
Tory Burch flat slip on sneakers
Madison Ave. 2 Park Avenue exotic large bella pouch
Nicole Appleby head shot column mug

We are right in the thick of Houston’s hot summer weather, so trying to look and stay cool is challenging. It’s all bare legs and sundresses, and yet the fall fashion season is just around the corner. If you are looking forward to slipping on those booties or carrying that clutch, shop for transitional accessories that will go the distance.

These five key accessories are definitely double-duty buys and go great with an iced coffee now or a pumpkin spice latte later.

1. Silver Cuff

Silver is a fall statement color and a popular metallic seen on the runways at Valentino and Chanel. Bracelets are my weakness and I have an unhealthy amount of bangles, wrap bracelets and cuffs, so the silver cuff trend is one I’m only too happy to follow.

Stylist and vintage expert Dawn Bell likes a cuff for its enduring style. “A classic cuff is timeless, it's classic and it translates from one season to the next season,” Bell said. “In the summer you can wear it with lighter weight fabrics because they anchor an outfit.”

Wear a cuff in the summer with a light and cool sun dress or pair it with a blazer to add pizzazz to a fall look. Add some extra sparkle for evening and go bold with silver cuffs on both wrists for a dressier look.

2. Booties

We all have a pair of favorite brown boots we just can't wait to dig out of the closet, so why wait to wear them? Stylist and fashion blogger Carly Lee wears her booties with jeans and Bell encourages women to slip on a pair of knee-high socks with booties in the cooler months.

I like booties with a floral dress or a pair of patterned shorts, but in the fall they will be a perfect fit with jeans and a sweater for a more casual look or dressed up with a pleated skirt.

3. Choker necklace

Celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga are wearing a choker necklace and now you can rock the look, too. Whether you're going out for the evening or headed to the office, the choker necklace gives your look an eye-catching boost.

 A choker is a statement piece, so let it shine with a blazer for a preppy look or with jeans and a loose T-shirt for a soft and edgy look. 

For summer, Bell likes a choker with a Bohemian twist with chains, but as the temperatures fall, she transitions the choker with a turtle neck and is especially digging Tory Burch’s '60s inspired mod styles. A choker is a statement piece, so let it shine with a blazer for a preppy look or with jeans and a loose T-shirt for a soft and edgy look.

4. Tennis Shoe

Whoever said you have to suffer for beauty never wore the slip-on sneaker. Forgo the stiletto and wear the sneaker instead.

From studded shoes to metallic stunners, there is a style for every look, and designers like Tory Burch and Rebecca Minkoff are betting this comfortable accessory will be a favorite for summer and fall.

 “The tennis shoe is the must-have accessory for the fall. Pair the shoes with longer dresses or '20s style dresses for a modern take on wearing a sneaker." 

“The tennis shoe is the must-have accessory for the fall,” Bell said. “Pair the shoes with longer dresses or '20s style dresses for a modern take on wearing a sneaker. The high top and platform sneaker looks ultra cool.”

5. Clutch

The clutch is an essential item, going from day to night, and a must in every woman’s closet all-year long.

"The easiest way to take an outfit or any piece from summer to fall is with your accessories,” Lee said. “To transition from summer to fall, choose a brown clutch because it will go easily with brown sandals and brown booties.”

Brightly colored clutches or geometric print patterns are another way to add visual interest, but if you want to play it safe, look for light earthy tones to carry you into fall.

Although it's still bikini season, that doesn't mean we can't rock the latest fall trends now. Whether it's a new pair of booties or a clutch, they can be worn or carried in the summer and you don't have to worry about leaving your favorites stuck in the closet. 

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