The Fall Trend to Wear Now: Belted Statement Scarf
You know what they say, August is the Sunday of summer (how depressing), but before reaching for the cozy chic trends lined up for fall and winter, we should take a moment to appreciate what pre-fall has to offer. Yes, pre-fall. That interim fashion season Anna Wintour swears is responsible for 80% of retail sales and is best worn for the months of August and September before temperatures drop dramatically. Think long-sleeved maxi dresses, full midi skirts, plaid, and – my new favorite – belted statement scarves. I’ve worn scarves as shawls in the past, but it never occurred to me to wear them with a belt. Thanks to the Burberry Fall 2014 show, belted scarves are now as much a trend as Phoebe Philo’s resurrection of Birkenstocks. Here’s why the belted scarf works: you can effortlessly layer it for those cool breezy nights without having to resort to your polar vortex drawer. And oddly enough, there’s something summery about wearing a flowing scarf, just make sure you go for lightweight fabrics. Aside from the Burberry show, I haven’t really seen this trend yet on any fashion blogs or retail sites, so stay tuned for an #OOTD from yours truly. For now, what do you think of the look? Yay or nay?