To debunk some of the myths surrounding scarves (“they’re hard to tie,” “I don’t know which kind to wear,” “should they match or contrast my outfit?”), I’ve decided to celebrate Scarf Week, during which I’ll introduce different types of scarves, ways to tie them, and how to pair them with your favorite ensembles.
I hope you’ll celebrate with me!
If you are a little reticent to rock brights head-to-toe (or, like me, are quite frankly scared to for fear of being all-too-accurately dubbed a “highlighter” by my friend Erica), here is an inexpensive, low-commitment way to dip your toe in the water.
While on a quick foray into Target recently, this shiny eye candy caught, well, my eye. Pair it with the pastel cardigan you picked up in the spring, add a pop of color to your white tee and cutoffs this summer, and use it to rock the tonal looks cropping up in the fall. At $16, you can let it go without tears when we eventually transition into more neutral territory.
“Zest is the secret of all beauty.”
There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.”
This outfit is almost entirely composed of bargain, thrift, consignment, and vintage purchases.
Shirt: What’s New Consignment, $1
Shoes: Nine West via Marshall’s
Bag: B. Makowsky via T.J. Maxx
Necklace: Rae’s Retro (local vintage store)
I’ll be the first to admit it—I have a love/hate relationship with bargain, vintage, and thrift/consignment stores. With a few exceptions, I have not found them to be the most reliable places to pick up basic building blocks for my wardrobe.
That being said, I do shop bargain stores (such as T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) regularly for a few particular items, and often find special little “extras” at thrift and consignment stores. So if you’re feeling really adventurous, here are a few things that I’ve found helpful when shopping these types of stores.
This week, to inspire you to venture into bargain, vintage, and thrift/consignment stores, I’ll share photos of some of my favorite finds. I’d love to know what your favorite items to purchase at these types of stores are. Do you have any strategies for canvassing the store?