In Urban Outfitters this fall with Sarah Cooley I had the urge to buy scarves.
I don’t know what came over me. I own plenty of scarves. At least six. And these scarves were light – hardly appropriate for winter outdoor travels.
Nonetheless, I bought two and began alternating them every few days at work. We’re on the casual side of business, so have forsaken ties – but, my neck can feel a little nude with just an open collar.Since my scarves were light-weight and contained pleasing colors, I’d leave them on when I hung up my jacket to ward off the chill of our conference room.
Then the compliments began amassing, and I knew I had struck personal fashion gold.
As a kid I hated scarves, but I think that’s because no one taught me a good way to tie them that would keep my neck warm.
Now I know a few knots, and they’re a practical addition to my wardrobe rather than a useless tie that costs about the same. They help to offset all of the solid colors I wear, and also make me less self-conscious about doing weird things with my neck.
I am now actively aquiring additional scarves to round out my repertoire. I may even stage an exploratory mission to the land of ascots.
I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do once the weather warms up.