My favorite part of cooler weather is reaching for a scarf and a jacket again.
In the heat of summer, I switch to wearing a bold necklace or a pair of statement earrings with a bracelet. I never wear a large necklace with bold earrings. That is way too much going on around the face. I am careful not to create a visual overload with accessories.
In this part of the country, we are still having daytime temperatures in the mid-seventies, so it remains too warm to wear a jacket on most days. Layers, including a long vest and a scarf, pull these basics together. Accessories are the punctuation in any style story. Even when I am wearing very casual clothes, I wear a small pair of earrings, a ring, and a watch.
The three-quarter sleeve tee and jeggings are old from Chico’s. The long knit vest was from J.Jill last year. The scarf is by Michael Kors. The suede booties are a couple of years old by Louise et Cie. The small red clutch is old by Nine West. The Thistle & Bee cuff was a gift from Mr. Mickey.
I often get questions about how to store scarves. You can fold them neatly on a shelf along with your sweaters if you have the room. I have also seen them stored in a drawer rolled up and stored side by side so that you can see the colors and patterns. I have learned from some of my other blogger friends not to limit your collections to the closet. Bookshelves, dresser tops, and wall space can be used to display accessories, shoes, and bags. If you enjoy seeing your collections, why not treat them as art?
I know I am fortunate to have a finished room over my garage, which I use to store extra home accessories, clothes, shoes, and my scarf collection. Some of my scarves are more than thirty years old. I fold them neatly and drape them over felted hangers. These two rolling racks hold dresses, skirts, scarves, and jeans.