Dressed for: My Favorite Cheat

Already Pretty outfit featuring knit moto jacket, Diane Von Furstenberg scarf, burgundy sweater, skinny black jeans, Rebecca Minkoff Logan Crossbody

Scarf – Diane Von Furstenberg via eBaysimilar colors
Jacket – via Twice – similar
Sweater – thrifted – similar
Jeans – Zuma courtesy Karen Kane
Booties – Steve Madden Winola (mine from last year, but these are exactly the same)
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff Logan (no longer available) – similar shape
Earrings – gift – similar

Just a few more snowy outfits … hang in there. Of course, by the time I use them all up it might have snowed again.

My favorite and most-used outfit-building cheat is to grab a multi-colored scarf and pull out a few colors from its pattern. Here, that just meant burgundy and black, but the scarf unifies those two beautifully and adds a bit more color overall. This is a great practice for color pairing inspiration, too: Look at an existing pattern to see colors that a professional designer has grouped, and then re-create the grouping with your own garments!

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One Response to “Dressed for: My Favorite Cheat”

  1. loubeelou

    Amen! This is really great advice. I’m not quite as far down the “bad ass” spectrum as you, but I do wear a lot of grey and black. But I love colorful scarves and using them for inspiration helps a little bit of color sneak back into my wardrobe, which I think is good. Window-shopping (and buying, let’s be honest) scarves has also helped me identify which accent colors I truly love – deep teal, olive, and purple/burgundy being faves.

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