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Scarves Are A Fast, Easy And Inexpensive Way To Change An Outfit

Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing herringbone wrap from Target

Scarves, also known as wraps, ruanas, throws and shawls, are a quick and easy way to express personal style and change up an outfit.  They come in every print, color, shape, size and texture imaginable and can be purchased from a variety of sources.  These versatile accessories can express the wearer’s mood, make us think of a culture or place, and change any outfit into something different.

Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing hooded wrap from Target

The only limit on how you use a scarf is your imagination.  Depending on the size of a scarf, you can wrap it around your neck, wear it as a skirt, or create a shirt.

Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a scarf as a skirt

Scarves are also functional.  During the fall and winter they can add a much needed layer of warmth.  They can also deflect attention away from figure flaws and highlight assets.

Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a textured infinity scarf

Whether silk, satin or polyester, high end or low end, scarves are an easy way to inject your personality into an outfit.  My style is classic and somewhat conservative, but scarves can be used to create edgy, sexy, preppy, bohemian and artsy styles.  They are also a quick and easy way to add texture and/or color, and are appropriate for women of all ages.

Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a scarf from a Rachel Zoe Box of Style

As far as clothes go, scarves tend to be the least expensive items in a clothing line.  Even if you can’t afford a shirt or dress in the brand you desire, you may be able to afford a scarf from that brand.  Furthermore, there are a lot of low cost options such as the kimono scarf from Walmart pictured below.

Acquired Taste In Fashon blogger wearing a kimono scarf from Walmart

As if other reasons are needed to like scarves, unlike other clothing, you will always fit your scarves.  Whether you gain or lose weight, they can remain your go-to.  Plus, they are easy to store and don’t take up a lot of space.

A Scarf Is The Fastest And Easiest Way To Change Up An Outfit

To prove this point, I’ve started with with one basic outfit, a mock turtleneck and jeans.  I’ve added a variety of relatively inexpensive scarves to change up the look.

Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a black turtleneck and Celebrity Pink jeans
I love my Celebrity Pink jeans (compliments of Macy’s and the CurvyCon) and mock turtleneck, but don’t like emphasizing the rolls around my waist. Scarves help to take the focus away from the rolls and draw attention to my assets.
Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a long scarf with a floral design
A long scarf can help you appear leaner, and a beautiful floral design can be a huge pick-me-up when the weather is cold and dreary.
Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing an African print scarf
I love wearing this printed scarf and hope to one day have a wardrobe of traditional and contemporary African scarves from various cultures!
Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a leaf print scarf from Target
I love Target’s scarves and wraps! They are versatile and fun. I folded a square scarf in half to form a triangle, draped the triangle over my shoulders, and tied the two loose ends in front creating a preppy vibe!
Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a neck scarf
The floral motif in this quirky scarf (compliments of Macy’s and the 2017 CurvyCon) brightens the entire outfit. Just fold the square scarf in half, and tie the ends behind the neck.
Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a long scarf from Serena William's clothing line on HSN
Even though scarves like this one are usually worn with coats, they make great additions to everyday outfits!  This scarf comes from Serena Williams’ HSN clothing line.
Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a reversible wrap from Target
Another Target favorite, this reversible wrap is warm and stylish and suits my “classic with a twist” style.
Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a black and white wrap from a Rachel Zoe Box of Style
I love this black and white wrap from a Rachel Zoe Box of Style. It makes me feel so chic!
Acquired Taste In Fashion blogger wearing a sequinned scarf from Iman's clothing line on HSN
Of course sequins make everything better! This sequinned scarf adds a huge pop of color and is a fun and easy way to wear the sequin trend!  I purchased several of these scarves in different colors from Iman’s HSN clothing line.

 

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