One good New Year's Resolution is to ward of falling into Frumpville.
I've said it before but turns out... It's harder than I thought.
You get to a certain point where you say, I just want to be comfortable, I don't care how I look. Resist this! Not the comfortable part.
Case in point: The scarf.
It's a wardrobe staple. And women over 40 love them. Women over 50 love them. I recently went to an academic conference and women were wearing them in piles.
No more scarves for Debra Messing
In a recent article on what to watch on TV this spring, one recommendation was the new and improved Smash, with one promise being, "no more scarves for Debra Messing's [character] Julia!"
This is probably a good thing, although her character's wardrobe was probably spot on, realistically. In Debra Messing's real life however, I've been hard pressed to find her wearing a pile of scarves.
Scarves pull an outfit together (can make you look thinner!), and if you wear them the right way, make you look very savvy and fashion-forward — see Diane Von Furstenberg, above. Worn the wrong way, you can look like a pile of laundry with your little head peeping out the top.
So, when my mom sent me How to Wear 4 Scarves 16 Ways from Nordstrom's website, I thought, perfect! Why reinvent the wheel? or the scarf.
Plus, with the temperatures we've been having this winter, a good scarf is really all you need to keep warm, alarmingly. Watch and learn (it's quick, don't worry): http://shop.nordstrom.com/c/scarf-video
Then wear. Scarf on!
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