Whenever you can’t figure out what to wear, here’s my tip: just wear a scarf. I’m not talking about those sad little limp version heaped up near the cash registers at H&M. The ideal scarf has a bit of heft and meat on its bones. The bigger, the badder, the bolder = the better.
The simple scarf can imbue panache and a “je-nuh-say-kwa” to an otherwise blah winter outfit.
This particular scarf is maroon silk and scattered with mirrored paillettes, gilded sequins and embroidered starbursts. It’s hardcore and heavy — and it’s also the only foolproof method to wearing sequins during the day.
The scarf was the saving grace for an otherwise “zzz” outfit, which consisted of my everyday staples — my pleather pants (last seen here), The Row sweater (last seen here) and Rick Owens top, which I wore as a sweater vest (last seen here, here and here).
Every outfit needs its proverbial cherry on top. For me, this was a ring I picked up a few years ago at Free People. Instead of a stone, the ring is a glass oval filled with crumbles of loose pyrite. When paired with the scarf, the outfit transcends its boring beginnings and travels into Stevie Nicks territory — which is exactly where I want to be.
What do you wear to spice up a boring outfit? Share your secrets and silver bullets!