During our fifteen minutes of sunshine for the week, I rushed to set up photos for this post. I wore this look for our Friday lunch date with a group of friends. The sky was overcast, and temps were in the low sixties, so I didn’t need a coat. Elevated casual is an easy and appropriate combination for most of our activities now.
There is an easy formula to keep your look from becoming too busy while tying the color story together. Repeat from head to toe using three or fewer colors. Red lips are part of the combination, as are the touches of red in the scarf and the red in the bag. Shades of blue in the scarf are repeated in the navy cardigan and the medium-wash jeans. Shades of brown are repeated in the handbag’s trim, shoes, and belt.
I often fold square silk scarves on the bias to create an infinity style. Fold opposite corners toward the center and repeat until you make a narrow band. Tie the resulting ends together in a tiny knot. Place the knot at the back of your neck, twist the loop, and place it around your neck, hiding the knot underneath.
The technique can work with any square scarf larger than thirty-five inches across. Scarves add color, pattern, and warmth, so they are often part of my cool weather looks.
Skincare routine is here – Makeup tips are here – More scarf-tying tips are here.