Style Advice of the Week

Enough of winter vacations, it is now back to college business. Starting a new year doesn’t mean the season is over. Before, we could see neutral colors taking over the fall and winter season, but as the master Alexander McQueen said: “It’s a new era in fashion — there are no rules.”

Today’s Fashionista is the perfect example of someone who loves taking risks with color block. During this winter season, color blocking is the cutest way to go out. She matched hot pink skinny jeans with a long, white button-down, a black blazer, black studded Steve Madden flats and, to add that fashion statement, an oversized blue scarf from BCBGMAXAZRIA.

Here in the Valley, sometimes the weather is not too cold, yet not too hot, but we want to dress according to the season. Scarves have always been a great option, and today’s Fashionista’s pick reminded me of Missoni’s winter 2009 collection, reloaded with brightness of course.

Scarves are the coziest, warmest and most stylish accessories that won’t let you down. My favorites are the knit oversized, like this one from ASOS in burgundy or yellow mustard from Forever XX1. There are fun scarves with details, like this gray with colorful dots. Other ones are longer and lightweight, which are interesting to wrap around in different ways. There’s also the infinity scarf, like this Steve Madden one, for people who don’t want to waste time wrapping it around.

Another lovely way to use any of these scarves is pairing it up with a different bright color pair of skinny jeans, a denim button-down shirt, a loose cardigan and a pair of riding boots. Layers are always fun, but scarves will complete any simple sweater or T-shirt; it doesn’t matter if it’s printed or plain. Imagine the scarf as the complement collar of your top.

So remember: If the temperature is low and you weren’t prepared with a bigger jacket, don’t forget your scarf before going out the door. Add that bright, fun and clean statement piece for this back to school week.


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