How To Style Silk Scarves

If you live in a area where you experience a cold winter, cozy warm scarves are most likely a staple in your seasonal wardrobe. But when the warmer temps roll around, I for one have usually been less inclined to reach for a lightweight scarf. Why is that? Perhaps it is because I used to associated dainty scarves with something my grandma would wear (not to throw shade on my grandmothers). Well this season my view on silk scarves has totally changed and these lightweight accessories have become my new styling best friend. 

Silk scarves are versatile accessories that can be utilized in countless ways. There literally is no limit to the options for how to knot it, drape it, loop it or tie it onto yourself or your other accessories (like a bag for example). A few of my favorite ways to style a silk scarf include -

The next obvious question may be where to buy some new silk scarves. Hands down my favorite place to buy these is from a vintage or thrift store because you will find unique items for dirt cheap. There are also tons of options on ebay, simply search "vintage silk scarves". A few I found that I liked include this NYC scarf, this pink printed scarf or this vibrant yellow option. If you're more of a buy-it-new kinda gal, I included a few great options below as well!

Springtime Shoe Favorites

Top row : 1 // 2 // 3

Middle row: 4 // 5 // 6

Bottom row : 7 // 8 // 9

Shopping Guide - Early Spring

Spring is here! I already started pulling out some of my lighter pieces and moved some of my winter items into storage. I usually like to shuffle around my closet when the seasons change to get the colors, prints and fabrics I am in the mood for front and center. This season I have pinks, light blues and dark florals lined up for wear. Usually when I do this process I start to see some gaps, whether clothing items I need to replace or a specific accessory that could really help to tie together the items I already have. Today's post has some of the pieces that are on my spring buying list to help round out my wardrobe and inject some new color.

My white sneakers have been on heavy rotation recently and I love the look for spring. I have a pair of black Supergas and love them for their simplicity and quality. The white pair is classic and will go with pretty much everything.

Basket bags were everywhere last year and the trend is still going strong this spring. This round one from Urban Outfitters feels of-the-moment and is at a great price.

Who doesn't need a red stripe blouse in their closet? I also love this one in blue.

Silk scarves, I'm a woman obsessed. If you aren't into vintage, Urban has some great options right now.

Now that I will be setting my booties aside, I want a low-ish heel that feels casual and elevated at the same time. I love the mid-height mules out right now, especially in a fun color like this pink.

This pastel sweater is easy, casual and perfect for the lingering chill in the air.

I go through earring phases, for awhile I only like studs. Now I'm really into the statement earrings. I really like how this pair feels fancy yet casual with the raffia fringe.

Purple nail polish feels fresh, unique and is surprisingly very flattering. I have this color from Essie and wear it all the time.

I've gone on about my love of high-waisted jeans and while I have a few great blue pairs, this spring I'm changing it up with a wider leg in black.

Styling Tip - Spring Layering

It's official, it's spring. Though you would definitely not know it given the fact that we are getting a nor'easter today in NYC! The temperature outside is certainly not warm enough for springtime clothing but that doesn't stop me from getting the itch to change things up a bit. One way to get a new look without sacrificing warmth is to shake up your layering combinations. In this way you can create fresh color combinations and interesting texture mixes while finding some new looks already hanging in your closet. Layering also enables you to bring out some of those warm weather pieces early in a still seasonally appropriate way. I've put together some inspiration and combination tips to get you started. I challenge you to take another look at your closet with fresh eyes, at least until we actually get into Spring!

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1. Sweater + Blouse

Top ripped denim and a white shirt with a light-colored yet warm sweater. 

SHOP THE LOOK

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2. Tee Shirt + Tank Top

Get double-duty from your warm weather tanks by pairing a simple white tee shirt underneath.

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3. Turtleneck + Dress

Break out the summery floral dress and still stay warm by combining it with a black turtleneck.

SHOP THE LOOK

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4. Blazer + Jean Jacket

Get a perfect mix of business and casual by pairing a jean jacket with a tailored blazer.

SHOP THE LOOK

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5. Dress + Jeans

Keep legs warm on cool days by tossing jeans under a light dress.

SHOP THE LOOK