I try to never dabble into style-themed posts on this blog because, while I like my own personal style, I think there are plenty of bloggers out there who really know what they are doing when it comes to Things That Are Pretty For You And Your Home. I will leave that to them and I will continue to flood the blogosphere with critically important information that will change your life. Like stories about light-switch plates.
However, I feel that I must share the following: You should get yourself a scarf. (And by “you,” I suppose that I mean “you gals” although I’m not one to tell you fellas what to do with your closets.)
A couple of months ago, I picked up a scarf at one of my favorite Salt Lake spots, Hip & Humble. It is one of my favorites because there’s nothing I want to be more in life than Hip and Humble. Except maybe Funny. And Skinny. And Published.
Anyhoo, the gals working in the store were playing with this scarf and trying it on a bunch of different ways. Finally I walked up to them and said, “Apparently I need that scarf.” Because I did.
However, I didn’t realize at that time the amazing power of The Scarf.
The handful of times I’ve worn it since (today included), I get a LOT of compliments on how I look. OK, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but I’d say that I get at least ONE compliment on how I look. And one out-of-the-blue compliment is worth a thousand….Pop Tarts? I don’t know where I’m going with that.
Anyway, I can’t attribute it to anything but The Scarf. The Scarf is a scene stealer. I usually throw it on top of a t-shirt-and-jeans look. Suddenly it seems to make everything look very put-together. This is how I wear it—no tying at all, just put the bottom of the V in the front and wrap the two sides around to dangle:
And at the risk of sounding like I know what I’m talking about, I think it looks best with hair worn up or short. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to locate a pony-tail holder today so I’m just walking around like this:
Oh, and one more thing—suck in your cheeks and pout your lips while you wear it. It is The Look that goes perfectly with The Scarf.
So there you have it—buy a cheap scarf somewhere and rock it. Compliments will be yours.