Tying Techniques


The Silk Bow Scarf

Every fashion season ushers in a new It Accessory.  This fall designers have brought a surprisingly retro accessory to take the “it” title.  Scarves!  From skinny ’70s styles seen at Chloé, to the sweet chiffon bow styles at Gucci, or Burberry’s blanket scarves, there’s a huge range of styles to choose from and lots of ways to tie them.

So whether your goal is practical, like being warm or just adding that finishing touch to your outfit – definitely get on the scarf bandwagon.  If lack of tying technique has been holding you back from wearing scarves (especially silk styles that tend to require a bit more finesse to loop and swoop), we’ve got you covered. Check out the major scarf trends below and advice on how to wear them.


The Silk Bow Scarf

The Silk Bow Scarf
Grandma chic is back with fervor. Find a narrow lightweight silk scarf with a bit of movement and pair fashionably with a blouse and midi skirt the office.
To tie: tie a loose bow at the nape of your neck, turn it slightly askew to keep it from looking dowdy, and allow the edges to hang down from the knot.


The Long Skinny Scarf

The Long Skinny Scarf
Channel the ’70s trend with a long, skinny, silk scarf.
To tie: Wrap it once around your neck and drape the ends up front, tie in a loose knot right below your clavicle.


The Neckerchief

The Neckerchief
For fun weekend accessorizing, roll up a small, square scarf. You can fashion this style with everything from a casual bandana to a fancier printed silk option.
To tie: Easy-peasy! Roll it it into a rope shape and double knot it around the midpoint of your neck.


The Blanket Scarf

The Blanket Scarf
Chunky, knit scarves aren’t going anywhere. Use it as an excuse to infuse some color into your winter wardrobe and opt for one in a color or seasonal pattern, like plaid or gingham check.
To tie: drape it around your shoulders, like a cape refold in half and wrap around the neck and pull the ends up front.


The Standalone Turtleneck

The Standalone Turtleneck
For a classic, elegant alternative to past seasons’ infinity scarves, try a thin turtleneck. It’s the perfect balance between a necklace and a scarf.
To tie: Actually, no need to tie! Can you say fast fashion?

What is your favorite way to wear this season’s hottest accessory?  Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Avery Matera for Glamour 

Ugly Shoe Trend

4Welcome to the premier of “Wear It Wednesday” where we explore how to style garments that make us go “Hmmm“.  This week we focus on the “ugly” shoe trend that has been infesting the wonderful world of fashion.  The revival of the thick-soled, chunky leather-strapped beast is really happening folks.  The ugly shoe trend is not the most flattering silhouette for a shoe and some say its a symbol of not caring – but we cannot argue with the fact that being comfortable is sexy.  So let’s frumpify some feet and make this uncomely shoe look stylish.
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Tip #1: If you’re going to try this trend yourself know the experts say that pedicured feet are paramount to making sure the look is more stylish and less slovenly.  Perhaps the pretty pedicure is what will set you aside from the hippies, grandmothers and kayakers.

2Tip #2:  As you can imagine, a chunky sandal doesn’t exactly work the same leg-lengthening magic as a heel.  A dress that shows some skin or gives a semblance of your figure is ideal, as it balances the anti-allure of the sandal.
Tip #3:  Statement accessories will take some of pressure off those bold sandals.  Funky sunglasses, heavy jewelry or over-sized handbags will add more to an outfit than just a funky pair of shoes.

So will you be trading in your high-heeled gladiators for the ugly shoe trend this summer?  Let us know in the comments below!

Sources: Fashionvibe, WhoWhatWear, Jezebel, Always Judging