Gone are the sweet swallows and sparrows of spring. For fall, stoic owls are the birds gracing graphic tees and dangling from gold jewelry.
Maybe it's back to school time that's inspiring this knowledgeable trend or maybe it's Harry Potter mania taken one chic step further. Add a little whimsy to your wardrobe with pretty indie-vibe tees from J. Crew ($33) and Dittos ($85 @ Intermix). Keds' Eleanor skimmers ($20 @ Delia's), which feature a kicky owl silhouette pattern, will prove a smart shoe choice for comfort seekers.
If subtlety is what you're going for, add owls to your accessories collection in the form of Anthropologie's golden Repose ring ($138) and Danielle Stevens Jewelry's slightly boho owl necklace ($106 @ Couture Candy). Or add a little cheeky charm, like Juicy Couture's ($48 @ Nordstrom), to your bag or keychain for some fun.
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