Did you know that, according to recent research, 30% of a woman’s wardrobe is wasted, meaning that she only wears 70% of what’s hanging up in her wardrobe?
Apparently, we women are also guilty of not wearing the clothes we do have, with the average item of clothing being worn just 2-3 times a year, despite it being estimated that women buy 64 new items of clothing each year.
Whilst I’d like to know who these lucky women are, I have to confess I am rather welded into my black leggings when running after the kids.
It’s really hard to keep up with the latest fashion trends as they change so quickly. And who has the money to buy a whole new wardrobe each time you want to update your look? No. The canny fashionista would advise that you can simply update your existing clothing with accessories.
Items like a scarf can be extremely versatile in how you wear them and I’ve found a lovely little book that challenges us to wear a scarf in 50 different ways – yes 50!
In my office days, there would always be one woman who, upon switching off her PC, would don her coat and do something stylish with a scarf (often Burberry). My own attempts would go as far as chucking a scarf around my neck and having done with it.
Lauren Friedman’s 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf book shows how to wrap, loop, or tie a scarf to instantly dress up or dress down any outfit, helping you to discover the delights of styles such as the Bandit, Minnie Mouse, Ascot, New York, Boy Scout, babushka and 44 other fascinating styles.
The book shows you how to create these styles in easy steps, complete with illustrations, helping you to get the right look using oblong and square scarves.
OK, so I probably still need to practise but at least now I have 2 styles in my repertoire!
|My version of No. 1 – The Bandit|
Lauren Friedman’s 50 Ways To Wear A Scarf is a really clear and concise guide which gives you loads of ideas, even how to create a kimono and various ways you can wear a scarf in your hair.
Unlike lots of the other style/wardrobe guides which are a two-minute read and give you really basic ideas, this one really delivers in terms of fashion sense, creativity and ease of use.
Because the instructions are well illustrated and simple, the reader is given the confidence to try out styles of scarf you might not previously have considered.
I will definitely be giving some of the other styles a go.