ACCESSORIES REPORT: Accent With Scarves

Accessories Report

Typically, scarves are meant for keeping warm and you can truly never have enough of them. In cities that actually get cold, chunky scarves are a winter staple. It’s best to have them in various neutral colors and a few in some bold patterns to mix up a plainer outfit. Until I spotted this Fashionista, I hadn’t seen scarves worn as decoratively.

On days when the wind isn’t blowing your hood off and the temperature is above 30 degrees, opting for a more playful and lightweight scarf is actually an option. Today’s Fashionista is sporting a solid colored look, which makes for a great blank slate for her scarf to pop on. Within her single scarf, there are a multitude of cheerful colors. These tones of red, blue and yellow instantly brighten up a gloomy and cold Boston day.

Underneath her patterned scarf, she is wearing a cute beige leather jacket on top of some light wash jeans and two-toned ankle boots. Her boots are also another cute and necessary accessory for the fall and winter. I especially like the extra brown straps and toe detail, which make them more visually interesting.

So if you live in a city that doesn’t get a real winter or you already have spring fever, look for a fun patterned scarf like today’s Fashionista is sporting. Pick something with a colorful print to liven up the weather or your wardrobe. This dot print scarf from Banana Republic is cheerful and has a fun but not overwhelming pattern. If you want to instantly brighten your jeans and T-shirt look, then take a look at this Island Pine print Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf. Vintage scarves also come in some fun and interesting patterns, so ask your mom or any older relatives to pass any down the family line.

Spotted:  The models sported some fantastic printed scarves in Balenciaga’s fall 2007 ready-to-wear collection that definitely stood out in each ensemble.   

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