Scarf This Up: Mommy Chic Wrap & Spiffy Bowler a la Alicia Keys
I’ll Have What She’s Having: A voluminous scarf and a menswear hat to effortlessly glam up the most basic outfit.
It REALLY is that easy.
Getting out of the house sometimes, can be an effort in itself. Particularly, on those down low, kick back (ha!), whirlwind of errands and mommydom days. Or maybe, just a work at home, no one sees me until, crap, I have to go out and look good kind of day.
Oh yeah, for many of us this kind of day is far more realistic than a pair of stilettos and a slinky sheath. On the dressier side, it’s almost by route, You pull a perfectly fitting dress off a hanger, add some gorgeous shoes. Off you go.
Casual. Oy. That get’s complicated. But, it doesn’t have to.
Don’t believe me look at total mommy chic bliss by way of Alicia Keys, pictured at the top. Saucy perfection with two grab as you walk out the door accessories: a big scarf and a guy’s hat.
Swathing oneself in a voluminous scarf and adding a snappy, non hatty hat can take wearing jeans and a T-shirt from blah to bellisima.
You see, there is something impulsive, yet lavish, about enveloping yourself in a large wrap of fabric, folded in half, twisted for good measure, and then pulled through the loop to perfection. No matter how rich the fabric, it still comes off as off-handed, and that’s good.
Need fancier tips on how to wear a scarf? Right this way, for my how to tie a scarf video.
And, about that hat. Undone hair with a done up attitude happens in a snap with the swagger of a menswear hat. A feminine hat is too contrived and obvious. But a menswear hat, like this gorgeous dusty white bowler-esque fedora adds a sexy allure and heightens the grab as you go attitude. Remember how Julianne Moore pulled off a cute summer version of a menswear hat?
Effortless is easy when you have the right pieces. Start with these two pieces.
I pulled some scarves and hats to consider adding to your wardrobe:
Theodora & Callum Gold Multi Goa Tie All Scarf
Photo: Theodora & CallumPublished on November 28, 2012
Resident fashion expert & style mentor- With just about 20 years experience in the glamour industry as a New York-based photography fashion stylist, syndicated columnist, contributing editor, lecturer, on-air television/radio fashion expert, and founder / editor in chief of FocusOnStyle.com. Sharon Haver knows the modern-thinking woman wants easygoing style that suits her individual needs, spiced with just the right amount of flip and wit to make it personal.