A soft color palette for harsh winter days. On cruel, wet, windy winter days, nothing is easier than instantly gravitating toward cozy pieces in soft fabrics. This week’s fabulous Goodwill find is a finely textured scarf that comes in a simple white-and-gray pattern that will easily add a little extra something to any cute but casual look. The soothing neutral colors not only pair well with almost any item of clothing in almost any color or print, but it’s a color combination that has a calming effect on any mind feeling slightly overwhelmed by this season’s absolutely icy temperatures. This scarf is snuggly enough to layer over heavy winter sweaters and keep you nice and warm during the last few months of frigid winter weather, but light enough to keep layering over perfect-for-spring pieces like jean jackets, blazers, and worn-in tees.
Use your outerwear to add oomph to your outfits. A scarf is a very practical piece of outerwear that can keep you warm and toasty even in the midst of a windy wintry chill. But practical doesn’t have to mean boring, and even the use of a very necessary cold-weather accessory can still become an opportunity to add an injection of serious style to your everyday wardrobe. Here, I’ve paired it with an ensemble that’s also mainly in soft grays, creams and whites, with the exception of one piece in a vivid, brilliant green. Using a similar color palette for most of the items in an outfit makes it easier to mix patterns – like the geometric print on the scarf with a funky pair of patterned tights. One pop of bright color livens up the whole look and keeps the outfit from looking to drab or dreary. But a scarf like this one would look just as cute come spring with a loosely fitting t-shirt, jeans, classically cut blazer, and vividly colored pumps.
Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer. Follow her on twitter.
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