While I’m on vacation I’m having a few of my favorite bloggers share their beauty and accessories tips with you. These are folks I read every day, so I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Show them some love and leave comments! xoxo, dwj
I’m Chandra and I teach 20 second grade students by day, and am a blogging and social networking machine by night. I blog about modest fashion on MoMoMod—More Modern Modesty.
My fast paced teaching lifestyle coupled with dreary and foggy winter days placed me in sort of a clothing rut. I enjoy the mild central California winter months, but in more recent weeks I’ve found myself quickly pulling out all black ensembles in an effort to get dressed quickly and mask my holiday weight gain.
I enjoy dressing up and love accessories; I’ve blogged about how my love for shoes and accessories can also be somewhat of a burden when I get dressed in the mornings. I have to nix the heels and over-the-top garb for classroom purposes. On the other hand I enjoy adding a bit of color and vibrancy to my outfits—especially in the winter months.
I’ve found that a colorful scarf can brighten and liven up virtually any outfit. My trusty year old Old Navy floral patterned print scarf has helped breathe a bit o’life into many of my all black ensembles.
Ways to incorporate a scarf into your outfit:
Layer up. Add the finishing touches to a structured blazer or basic blouse by placing a loose scarf around your neck. I teach second grade, and I like to have a semi-professional-fun-loving appearance. Because my blazer and pencil skirt matched the dismal day, I knew my scarf would add some warmth and much needed color.
Contrast, Complement. Wear your scarf with an outfit that will contrast or complement the pattern of your scarf—the choice is yours.
Try a tie. Update a basic black dress by wearing a scarf like a sash around the waist. I’ve found that a black dress can be taken from day to night with the perfect accessories. In my case: the scarf! Whether you tie it obi style, or simply wrap it around your waist, you’ll find that your scarf is very versatile.
What is your accessory staple? How do you add color to your wardrobe?