Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Scarves, glorious scarves!  In addition to visual appeal, they serve a utilitarian purpose in the fall, winter, and spring, which is, of course, warmth.  Some people continue wearing them into the summer, and assuming they are made of lightweight fabrics in summer-appropriate colors, I think that's a fine idea!

*See photo info below.

I met with a client yesterday who enjoyed bringing out her beautiful scarves and incorporating them into everyday looks.  She had a mostly neutral wardrobe, so a scarf was a good way to play with color and pattern, giving her looks a little "oomph."  A common complaint I hear from clients (and others) is that they get bored of the same old wraps and knots and want more creative ways to tie their scarves.

The solution to this dilemma was created by Wendy Nguyen of Wendy's Lookbook back in 2011.  Perhaps you've already seen her "25 Ways to Wear a Scarf in 4.5 Minutes!" video, but even so, it's worth another watch.

Isn't that something?  The scarf tying ideas are amazing, and I'm even more impressed with the creativity and videography!  Wendy and her mystery videographer clearly put a lot of time and effort into making it, and you can read about the process here.  If you need her to slow down and explain a bit more, you can click on the scarf of interest, and it will take you to her "companion video," where she breaks it down a bit more and tells you the type of scarf you'll need to use for each look.  Brilliant!

I love the Mira, the Key Tie, and the Braid.  What are your favorites?  

*I snagged this photo from the Inside Peru website.  From what I can tell, Natalia, from Australia, was visiting Peru when she snapped this shot.  She entered it into a photo contest a couple of years ago, which piqued my interest, because it brought back memories of judging the photo contest for Georgia Tech study abroad students.  It's off topic, but a happy memory of my time working in international education.  Wonder if Natalia won any prizes?

As a personal stylist in Richmond, VA, I strive to make wardrobe choices clear and easy for women who are short on time, overwhelmed by their closets, or transitioning from one period of life to another.  Let's connect! 

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