Photos: Fairchild Archive
That consummate source of wedding-appropriate accessories, Kate Spade showed a collection this week for Fall 2012 inspired by the flirtatious, whimsical side of Paris. From boldly hued cloche hats to smartly cropped jackets to belted cardigans, Spade's Parisian woman donned several looks we'd gladly steal for bridal-adjacent events—a red satin baby doll dress with a beaded Peter Pan collar (top right), for example, is a great option for a dressy downtown rehearsal dinner.
Bolder still are Spade's printed bags and shoes (perfect to pair with understated wedding dresses), which range from floral motifs in a cool, Monet-esque palette (top left) to punchy cream-and-black polka dots (bottom right). Whether or not you actually go to Paris on your honeymoon, the collection even carries a "Pardon My French" tee (bottom left) that can easily dress up or down for a fresh destination look.
—Phillip B. Crook