Scarves in summertime? Yes you can
This post is pretty much an accident, and has directly to do with what I did yesterday. Or rather, what I wore.
It was a typical sunny, steamy Florida day. And yet before I left the house, I impulsively reached for an item I've been dying to wear: a pretty floral scarf I picket up from Target the other day.
It sounds crazy, I knew, but I couldn't resist. Who wears a scarf in summer? Me, apparently. Now let me tell you why YOU should too.
1. It's the perfect lazy-girl method for instantly adding a pop of color, pattern or even camouflage to an outfit. Forget putting a bird on it. Not comfortable with the way your tummy looks in your shirt? Drape a scarf over it. Or, if you really, not-so secretly aspire to be a pro at mixing prints like Mindy Kaling but don't have the vast wardrobe or complete confidence, a scarf is a low-pressure way to experiment.
2. You can use it many, many, many ways. Scarves are a staple in my wardrobe, and I never feel like I have enough. I use them around my neck, as belts, and on my head. More on this here, here and here.
3. They're inexpensive. I can't tell you how many times I've wandered into a thrift store and gotten fantastic scarves for 99 cents. In fact, I'm on the hunt for a silk one right now...
4. They can be formal ... or casual. Y'all know I have a love-love relationship with blazers. But I reach for them less and less as it gets warmer. But just the other day I used a scarf as a tie. On the other hand, they can be a boost to even the most boring jeans and T-shirt without appearing to go overboard.
5. Speaking of warmth, as I found out for sure this week, scarves don't have to be hot. Sure, I wasn;t standing outside for 8 hours, but I genuinely had no issues (or neck sweat, ew) while wearing mine all day. Go for breezy fabrics and you should be fine. Plus, if it really gets bad, just take it off, girl.
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