I’m not a fan of coats. They’re heavy, they’re bulky and they simply ruin my outfits. To stay warm and chic in chilly Colorado I have to get a little creative. I stay cozy by layering up, wearing my oversized blazers or rocking my leather jacket but sometimes those things get a little old and boring. My new favorite alternative to staying warm is getting all wrapped up in an oversized scarf. We might as well call this thing a fashion blanket. It’s very large in size but oh so comfortable to cuddle in all day. Who knew that walking around with a “blanket” attached to you would be socially acceptable. Don’t be intimidated by the oversized look. It’s the latest, and my personal favorite trend. You might was well embrace this relaxed look while it lasts. Who doesn’t love throwing something on, synching it with a belt and adding some boyfriend jeans. It’s like a dream come true to me. Exploring your city in a bright, statement scarf makes the taxi drives, crowds of people, and loud cars a little more enjoyable and do I dare to say…chic. I felt like such a city girl in this outfit and the backdrop took me back to strolls in Soho, Manhattan with my mom. We had the best time waking up unbelievably early to get the best seat at the local cafe and afterwards we did some major damage in DASH. Can I just pretend for a second that I live there? Ok, daydream over. But seriously, I so belong there. The city backdrop was made for me. Someday. Until then, the Denver scene will do.
Sometimes, when you’re in a rush or having a bit of a wardrobe malfunction, a scarf can easily become your new best friend. One of the easiest things for me to do is to base an entire outfit around a scarf I want to wear. This usually involves a plain tee, skinny jeans, heels and a simple jacket. It’s the easiest trick in the book. This scarf is on a whole ‘nother level. It can double as a blanket pretty much and I’m in love with it. I love pops of color mixed with camel-like colors. It’s one of my new favorite things. I wore this outfit to lunch with some friends and to run a few errands. This gigantic scarf didn’t bug me as much as I thought it would. It kept me warm and that’s all that matters. My “go to” fall/winter outfit is pretty much similar to this. All winter long I’ll be wearing these trust-y black skinny jeans, a warm top and some statement shoes. I’ll be rocking that look all winter long because when the weather gets colder, I really can’t bother with anything that doesn’t make me feel warm, cozy and comfortable.