Dear LBTC Readers,

     Want to know how to easily breathe new life into a boring outfit and affordably try out trendy colors and patterns? Follow the lead of style icons such as Jackie O, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn and add a scarf!

Read on for tips on wearing my three signature knots.
  Add a splash of color with the fake knot. Long and centered on the chest, this classic knot breaks up the expanse of blah and creates a vibrant focal point. The fake knot is a great way to showcase trending colors and patterns...without having to spend on a whole new outfit. Wear it with solid color dresses or to jazz up your button-down and bottom work-uniform.

"The Fake Knot" Outfit Details:
Dress: Max Studio (purchased on clearance from TJ Maxx for under $20!)
Scarf: Mantero (a gift from my mom)
Belt: Lauren Ralph Lauren, $50, similar here
Shoes: Report, $100, link here

     The bow tie is a great way to add a little borrowed-from-the-boys to your look. Masculine-feminine is perpetually trending, and it's not hard to see why. In general, pairing opposites adds interest...the bow tie can be that little bit of dissonance that takes your look from predictable to stylish. Add it to your suit or even to a collared shirt layered under a shift dress.

"The Bow Tie" Outfit Details
Jacket: H&M, similar here (mine is no longer available)
Shirt: Moda International (purchased for under $50 from Victoria's Secret)
Scarf: AK Anne Klein (about $5 at TJ Maxx)
Skirt: Armani Collezioni (thrifted for $15 at Lotus House buy it new here
Polk Dot Tights: Commando, $32, buy them here
Shoes: Vince Camuto, $110, buy them here

     The French knot is probably the direct opposite of the bow tie, as it's a sure fire way to add feminine flair to any look. Use the French knot to add a lady-like detail to your sport look. It's the perfect flirty accent with this season's figure-hiding boxy coats.

"The French Knot" Outfit Details:
Beret: Nordstrom, $24, buy it here
Faux Fur Vest, Lucky Brand, $120 (no longer available)
Striped t-shirt: Lord & Taylor, $25 (no longer available)
Scarf: Thrifted for $5!
Jeans: Urban Outfitters (on clearance for $10!)
Shoes: Sam Edelman, $65! on sale now here

     Looking for even more chic ways to tie a scarf? Check out this great site, with over thirty knots and how-to's for each! Want even more scarf-sporting inspiration? I'm loving Adrienne Shubin's board on Pinterest. Hey, and while you’re there have a look at mine, too. :)

Thanks for reading, gals! And a big thanks to the lovely Ms. Erika for letting me visit. Until next time!

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