By Abby Hathorn
Accessories make all the difference because they transform an outfit from casual to dressy, or from basic to spectacular with little effort.
One accessory on the most wanted list for this fall is the scarf. With so many different styles, colors, and patterns, there is a scarf for every fashionista’s wardrobe. It’s so mind-blowing how something as simple as a scarf elevates an entire look in a snap. The various kinds of scarves such as squares, wraps and oblongs are easily twisted and knotted in a plethora of ways to give a fabulous and fresh look to clothes one already owns.
Scarves are transformational investment pieces that can be worn year-round. Fabrics like linen and cotton are superb for Southern summers; cashmere and wool are lovely for chilly temperatures; and fabrics like jersey and silk are perfect for all seasons. Whether you live in the Windy City or in the fabulous Magic City area, scarves are an absolute autumn essential.
The versatility and mélange of options make scarves unquestionably an ideal and universally flattering piece to have in one’s fashionable closet this season. To take an old scarf to the next level, try tying it different ways such as the cowl neck, the preppy necktie and the celebrity knot. There are great online how-to videos for wrapping and tying scarves—it is as easy as typing “How to wrap a scarf” into the Google search bar. Give your basic look a haute touch with a chic scarf twisted and knotted to perfection. This all-around outfit enhancer will leave every fashionista equipped for the chilly weather that will soon be arriving.
To see how accessories can change up an ordinary outfit, check out my new YouTube video “Accessories Make All the Difference” at www.youtube.com/user/vintagepassionista.
Abby Hathorn is a freelance writer, fashion stylist and blogger. Her blog is at www.vintageinspiredpassionista.com.