During the cold weather months, I wear lots of dark, neutral colors. One of the great things about neutral colors — and they have many virtues — is that neutrals can be combined very easily. A few combined make a sophisticated (though understated) palette.
Behold my neutral rainbow: the palest taupe scarf, fawn sweater, dove grey blouse, and charcoal pants.
Clearly the star of this ensemble is the satin scarf, which is a few shades lighter than the sweater.
This sweater came from Tory Burch last winter. The scarf is attached to the sweater, but those of you who sew could make such a scarf (it’s just an oblong sash) and attach it to any crew neck sweater. Doing so with a few buttons (to make it detachable) would create flexibility.
Pairing this sweater with this little blouse only just occurred to me.
I was in my closet looking for a silk charmeuse v-neck top that is a close match to the pants and my eyes passed over this printed high neck blouse. The high collar and the pattern add to the fun at the neckline, rather than detract from it.
The scarf has to be attached to the sweater in some fashion if you want to create an off-center knot or bow. Fabric this slippery would swivel if left to its own devices . . . and then gravity would take the knot down to the center of the neckline.
As pretty as this scarf may look in a still photograph, it’s prettier in motion — walking outside if there is a little breeze. The scarf capers.
Warning: I have not attempted to eat a meal with another person (other than The Photographer) while wearing this sweater. Not sure how elegantly that could be carried off because the capering scarf at table behaves like a pair mischievous neckties, egging one another on. Here are my suggestions: No soup, no spaghetti Bolognese.
Sweater: Tory Burch; Blouse: JCrew; Pants: JCrew; Shoes: French Sole New York