It’s all in the details… Neckwear.

I love tied scarves used as a necktie.  I think it mostly has to do with channeling my inner Mr. Bingley.  Menswear was at like a historical all time high during Jane Austen’s time.  So fortunately for me, Berluti threw in a couple of tucked scarves into their FW 2014 lineup.  And let me just say…it screams class.  Or should I say whispers it.  The trend works so well because it inevitably evokes super high society British influence but still somehow tones down a suit to a really urban and approachable vibe.  Try it.  I dare you.
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(Photo Credit Berluti)

Infinite Power.

Infinity scarves, at least in my opinion, are here to stay. I’m a big fan of scarves, well, accessories in general actually, but scarves are one of the most versatile and easy to pull off accessories to date. Patterns, stripes, interesting colors, and different shapes and sizes allow for you to come up with a myriad of different looks! One of the biggest and newest trends in scarves is the infinity scarf AKA a scarf that is in tubular shape with no beginning and end.

Here’s my play by play.

Pull it off with layering that still enables you to elongate the body ie vertical stripes, seems, or button up or open jackets. Since the scarf is round, it tends to bunch around the neck, which does keep your warmer. However, if you aren’t on the taller side of the human spectrum, cutting off your neckline is not always a wise idea. The neckline effect isn’t a huge problem though if you know how to add vertical structure to your outfit. Hence, why you should try it with open jackets, blazers, or vertically striped tops.

If you don’t want to wear layer overload, try not doubling up the scarf or making sure you wear it loose enough to still see the neckline! In fact, it can actually elongate the neck if done correctly!

Here are some examples of infinity scarves done right!

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Don’t get me wrong, I love the infinity scarf. It provides something different to silhouettes and layering, just be wise in how you pull it off!

What’s your favorite way to rock the infinity scarf?

Aztechnology.

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One of my favorite things making a resurgence in the last year is Aztec print. Obviously, it’s everywhere and can be found on virtually any type of clothing item-from bags, to skirts, to boots! I love anything geometric and structured so naturally Im really drawn to Aztec.

I think it’s a pretty apparent thing to use the print sparingly and respectfully since it in itself is such a strong statement! DO NOT pair it with, fringe, turquoise, and moccasins! Lets avoid the cliche and try something new, shall we?

DO pair it with boots-whether you’re boy or girl. DO try it in unique colors. DO try it in a scarf and either tie a bulky knot on your shoulders or try it in a really classic way with a French loop or single knot!

So what do you think?! How would you use Aztec in a fun and unique way?