Photos by Erin Valentine
[sweater: Nordstrom, scarf: Urban Outfitters, jeans: Nordstrom, boots: Frye, earrings: boutique, headband: Walgreens]
A great scarf is a powerful tool. However, it can be used for either fashion good or fashion...not-so-good. You never want a scarf to overwhelm you or take away from the fabulous clothes you're wearing. A scarf is meant to enhance your ensemble and add just the right amount of fashion appeal. In a nutshell - wearing a scarf well makes you appear fashion savvy, which is a simple way to gain major style cred.
Different tastes aside, my personal definition of a great scarf is one that really stands out and catches the eye. I love a scarf to have color, texture, and pattern - that's a power threesome right there. A beautiful scarf is the perfect way to add some style and pizzaz to a neutral outfit (like I did with this look). Simply add a colorful/patterned scarf to a plain outfit or layer a solid colored scarf over a more colorful or busy outfit, and you instantly look polished and put-together - all because of one accessory. How sweet and easy is that?! So ladies, stock up on some stylish scarves ASAP! Your wardrobe will thank you later.