AW21: Ways the Accessories Your New Season Look
Fresh new talent and statement classics - Liberty elevates your autumn wardrobe with our pick of just-dropped AW21 accessories
With autumn’s mood remaining unpredictable, lean on accessories to finish your looks for this transitional season. Menswear’s obsession with artist-designed, heirloom jewellery shows no signs of slowing and we’ve got new season drops from illustrator Alec Doherty alongside symbolic pieces littered with references from literature and mythology by Alighieri.
Whilst out and about, make your brand loyalty known with a tote bag from Acne Studios, A.P.C. or London fashion darling, Christopher Kane’s upbeat More Joy line. Remember- a pair of Wayfarers is forever a foolproof accompaniment to any Indian summer day.
Stocky rings continue their reign as menswear accessory de jour – we can’t get enough of Alec Doherty’s witty, colourful designs, whilst Norwegian-based label Tom Wood remains our go-to for precision-executed, highly polished minimalism. Pyrrha’s necklaces are cast from authentic Victorian wax seals - these intricately detailed, sterling silver pieces will become precious future heirlooms.
Lying in wait for event season to start, we will always champion the addition of a colourful silk tie to a summer suit. Paul Smith brings his playful touch to this most-gentlemanly of accessories. Liberty’s ties are printed with archival Liberty Fabrics’ patterns – joyous, botanical finishing touches for many a formal look.
This season’s rucksacks play to menswear’s enduring love for all things utilitarian. Sandqvist brings its tailored approach to hardworking, multi-pocket pieces, whilst Rains updates its bestselling Buckle waterproof backpack in new colourways and sizes. A crossbody bag remains a must-have – we love Paris-based design team côte&ciel’s thoughtful, highly technical designs.
Be bold with your sunglasses this season. Forget matching to your outfit, sunnies become the starting point - try Loewe’s sell-out, cartoonish frames or Saint Laurent’s exaggerated cat-eyes. Gucci brings its unique brand of high-octane glamour to its latest sunglasses collection – the all-over rhinestone branding and dangling logo charms are irresistible additions to a long-awaited summer event.
A subtle way to add a flash of colour to a look, we love a playful sock peeking out from under a cropped trouser. Let Paul Smith’s charismatic designs add personality to office attire. Choose from polka-dots, stripes or even sausage dogs – all finished in the brand’s signature rainbow house colours. Show your brand affiliations with logo detailing from Beams Plus or Christopher Kane’s More Joy. FALKE’s cashmere weaves are the ultimate luxurious finish to truly special occasions.