The Neck Scarf

23 Jul

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In typical fashion form…everything old is new again…and the neck scarf is back.

Well at least it is in Europe.  It’ll be interesting to see if the trend arrives here in Australia for spring and summer.

Just like a belt, shoes, handbags and glasses, a scarf is a quick, easy and relatively inexpensive way to update your wardrobe.

I like it and I think I’ll give it a go…again.  (You might recall I wore a scarf around my neck to work and this happened)

Really what’s not to love about a trend that was embraced and worn, back in the day, by  Audrey, Grace, Lauren or Jackie.

Imagine adding a red scarf to your had for years chambray shirt.  The shirt takes on a completely new and different look.

Adding a scarf to some of your old favourite basics is just like putting some new cushions on your couch.  It can reinvent the look of the piece.

Scroll through the below photos and see the impact the scarf has in each.  Try to visualise how different each outfit would be without the scarf.  Even the simplest pieces become interesting with the addition of this piece of fabric.

One thing to keep in mind with wearing scarves is, like everything, you want the scarf to be something you love.  You want the fabric &/or pattern to represent your style.   For example, is a scarf (given to you twenty years ago by your aunt) with tiny pink teddy bears really you?   Don’t just pull it out and wear it, thinking – that’ll have to do.

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You can find some scarves to check out here,  here, here, here and here.

…and if you’d like some ideas as to how to tie and wear it you might be interested in the Hermes app here

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Proportions

13 Jul

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If you’re going to wear something long on top and short (cropped) on the bottom, consider highlighting your waist to visually lengthen your legs.

From the archives read: “How To Wear Cropped Jeans Without Making Your Legs Look Shorter Than They Are” here

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The Pussy Bow Blouse

7 Jul

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The pussy bow blouse.

Interesting name isn’t it!  Up there with “baby-doll” dresses and tops.

I’ve read that it’s named after bows that were tied around the necks of kittens and cats. (Not sure about the validity of that)

I wore mine today with skinny faded jeans, so tied it loosely and a little roughly (I.e. not too neat and conservative)

Wearing..

Blazer: J.Crew
Blouse: French Connection.   (It’s about 8 years old. It’s a piece that I used to wear – tied neatly – with my suits in my previous career)

I’ve done some research for you and found a version of a pussy bow blouse here, here, here and here.

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Outdated, Old-Fashioned Style Rule

6 Jul

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Outdated “style rule”…

Redheads shouldn’t wear red.

Don’t let this, or other old-fashioned “rules”, restrict your personal style.

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