Monday, November 05, 2012

Visible Monday: What a Difference a Scarf Makes

One of the greatest thing about scarves is how they can completely change an outfit.  Case in point: what I wore today.

Black V-neck sweater. Black pencil skirt. Black tights and shoes.

Here's what it looked like, pre-scarf:

Look at the difference when I added a leopard-print scarf I got at Target last year.  I simply draped it over my shoulders and secured it in the front by slipping the ends through a $1.99 ring I got a while back at a beauty supply store.

Scarf: Target

V-Neck: Ann Taylor Outlet
Skirt: New York and Company a few  years ago

I think the scarf is actually slimming, as it slightly minimized my large chest area and draws the eye downward, somewhat elongating the silhouette.  (Don't I sound Tim Gunn-esque?)

I love leopard print anyway, and I also like the touches of red in the scarf that bring some brightness to the outfit.

The ring I'm using to hold the scarf ends together is so big and a little crazy, so I never wear it as a ring...but I think it works fine in this capacity.

Ready to face Monday with an updated look!

I'm linking to Visible Monday, hosted by Not Dead Yet Style!


Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Hi Cindy, Accessories really do make the outfit. I laughed when you mentioned Tim Gunn. From that point on, I heard his voice talking. I love Project Runway. I always wonder how the scarf holder stays on. Must be a snug fit for the scarf, yes?


Cindy Swanson said...

Yes, Sue, it totally stays put!

Thanks for the comment!

Anne said...

I love adding a scarf to bring an outfit together:) You look great!

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

You are so right about this Cindy (and I enjoyed the Tim Gunn interlude) : > I try to add a scarf most days for just this reason - to add spark to my neutrals. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

reccewife said...

What a great idea for one of those rings, I never would have thought of that!

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

The scarf does indeed make the outfit shine. I really like the way you illustrated what a big difference it made. I adore the scarf!

Veshoevius said...

Love your leopard scarf! Using the ring to cinch the scarf is a very clever idea! Thanks very much also for your kind and encouraging comment on my post.

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