Scarves. Hats. Sweaters. Sound familiar? As the temperature drops the articles of clothing required to combat the cold increases. Some may disdain the winter months, but I rejoice at the increased variety for fashionable expression.
Designers also seize the opportunity of layering, as is evidenced in the Polo Ralph Lauren fall 2015 ready-to-wear collection. A scarf and a hat can serve to accent or even bring together an entire outfit while simultaneously serving functional purposes. This was the goal of my outfit: not only to keep me warm but to keep me looking good in the process.
Adding so many accessories to an outfit may seem daunting, but a tactic that I use is to pick a color scheme and create a balance within my look. In this particular outfit, I paired maroon high-waisted skinny jeans with a maroon slouchy-beanie, and a slouchy cream-colored sweater with taupe ankle boots. I bring the whole look together with a textured scarf full of fall colors.
In the Polo Ralph Lauren collection, looks either adhere to a color scheme or remain neutral except for an accent piece. Accessories or even articles of clothing can be used to make a basic outfit pop by adding a different color or texture into an otherwise uniform mix. For example, the scarf in my outfit brings in a plethora of colors as well as a dramatically different texture from the rest of my look.
I put my pants on one leg at a time like everyone else in the morning, but perhaps I put a little more thought into the aesthetics of my outfits than I would like to admit. Whether you want to rock a basic look with some simple accents or coordinate every single article on your body, this is how you can start to look like you gave your outfit some thought!