I don't know about you, but at Polyvore, we are all feeling tired of winter already. That's because like retail, we start the season very early. So we are already thinking about the warmer weather and what the stores will be stocking!
This is no spring prediction, these should all be in your closet already, or something like them! White skinny jeans and a loose, long B&W striped top. Red and black buffalo plaid scarf. Red and black heels and a zebra stripe handbag. The bling is pretty subtle with B&W earrings and bracelet.
I want to talk about scarves a bit here. We see a lot of different ways to tie all shapes of scarves. I post them on my Pinterest site for everyone to learn how to do them. I wear them extensively myself and I help my daughter tie hers sometimes as well. I've sat in the hair salon showing my stylist how to tie a particular knot. I've talked with women in the store about what to do with this shape or that shape scarf.
I once wore a long scarf simply draped around my neck and hanging down in front. Someone said I looked like a bishop! He was teasing me, but if the idea popped into his head, the look was there! And so, I have learned to tie almost every knot there is out there so I won't look like a bishop! lol!
Then I was listening to a blogcast from one of the senior ladies about scarves. She has a style expert who told her that older women should never tie fancy knots in their scarves, rather just let them hang down in front. It has to do with the scarf knot detracting from the face. Okay, I understand that we fade as we age and don't need the competition around the face too much. However, a softly tied scarf isn't going to steal the eye from your face. I think what will steal the attention from the face is a scarf of the wrong color - too bright, too busy a print. With this in mind I went through my scarf collection and stood at the mirror draping scarves the other day. Sure enough, I think that's it! The more intricate knots are just too much work anyway, so I tend not to wear them. I tend to do the softer, drapier ones. I went through my entire collection (yup, it's a lot!) and decided which ones were good to go to my daughter now. Then I analyzed what it was about them I had rejected. It was the crazier prints and iffier colors that went. So, which way will you be wearing your scarves? Let me know, 'cause...